Kort Driessen

Graduate Student


I completed my bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in late 2019, and in 2020 started my work as a PhD student with Chiara Cirelli and Giulio Tononi at the Center for Sleep and Consciousness. I am interested primarily in the neural substrate of consciousness, as well as in the neural dynamics underlying changes between and within behavioral states such as sleep and wake. My experimental work at the lab focuses on using rodents to deploy in vivo optical and electrophysiological methodology to investigate these topics.