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Thomas Fenzl

PD Dr. Thomas Fenzl

Regular member MCN, GSN associate faculty


Research Group Leader


Klinik für Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin
Klinikum rechts der Isar
Ismaninger Str. 22
81675 München

Phone: +49 (0)89 4140 9043


Further Information

Research focus: 

  • Interactions between sleep and anesthesia
  • Sleep, anesthesia and cognitive functions in Alzheimer’s disease
  • What does sleep and anesthesia have in common
  • Loss and recovery of consciousness / “top-down” versus “bottom up”

Personal scientific background: Neurobiology, Sleep research, Systemic Neuroscience, Zoology

Graduated GSN students: Dr. Stephanie Patchev (Polta)

Selected publications:

Härtner et al and Fenzl T. (2017) Distinct Parameters in the EEG of the PLP α-SYN Mouse Model for Multiple System Atrophy Reinforce Face Validity. Front Behav Neurosci 10.252

Fulda S. et al. and Fenzl T. (2011) Rapid eye movements during sleep in mice: Hight trait-like stability qualifies rapid eye movement density for characterization of phenotypic variation in sleep patterns of rodents. BMC Neuroscience 12:110

Fenzl et al. (2011) Sleep disturbances in highly stress reactive mice: Modelling endophenotypes of major depression. BMC Neuroscience 12:29

Fenzl T. et al. (2007) Fully automated sleep deprivation in mice as a tool in sleep Research. J Neurosci Methods 166:229-235

Fenzl T., Schuller G. (2002) Periaqueductal gray and the region of the paralemniscal area have different functions in the control of vocalization in the Neotropical bat. Phyllostomus discolor. Eur J Neurosci 16:1974-1986