Nicolette N. Ognjanovski, Ph.D.

Gilmore Fellow, Psychiatry
Watson Lab

Areas of Interest

Using in vivo multi-electrode recordings of single-unit activity and population activity and behavior in mice, Nicolette works on disseminating network dynamics related to rhythmic patterns in networks related to circadian rhythms and sleep. Dr. Ognjanovski's current interests lie in combining experimental data with mathematical and physical models to derive empirically driven pictures of network structure to understand globally better-changing networks in response to environmental stimuli. This will provide information on whether desynchrony is a breakdown of individual parts or network structure as a whole, an important step in the understanding of disease pathology and treatment.

Honors & Awards

  • Gilmore Fellowship for Sleep Research and Education (2023-2025)
  • Frontiers in Physiology award, European Biological Rhythms Congress (2022)
  • Marie Sklodowska Curie LEaDing Fellow Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018 – 2021)


  • Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellow, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands (2018-2021)
  • Ph.D., Neurophysiology, University of Michigan (2017)
  • M.S., Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan (2012)
  • B.S., Neuroscience, University of Michigan (2009)

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Ognjanovski N, Broussard C, Zochowski M, Aton SJ (2018) Hippocampal network oscillations rescue memory consolidation deficits caused by sleep loss. Cerebral Cortex
  • Ognjanovski N, Schaeffer S, Wu J, Mofakham S, Maruyama D, Zochowski M, Aton SJ. (2017) Parvalbumin-expressing interneurons promote memory consolidation by driving hippocampal network oscillations and stabilizing neuronal ensembles. Nature Communications
  • Ognjanovski N, Maruyama D, Lashner N, Zochowski M, Aton SJ. (2014) CA1 hippocampal network activity changes during sleep-dependent memory consolidation. Front Syst Neurosci; 8: 61.