Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Maxim Bazhenov, Ph.d.



  • Role of sleep in memory and learning;
  • Cancer cell population dynamics;
  • Neural mechanisms in obstructive sleep apnea;
  • Information coding in the olfactory system;
  • Neural mechanisms of seizures;


Wei Y, Krishnan GP, Bazhenov M. 2016. Synaptic Mechanisms of Memory Consolidation during Sleep Slow Oscillations, Journal of Neuroscience, Apr 13;36(15):4231-47.

Malerba P, Krishnan GP, Fellous JM, Bazhenov M. 2016. Hippocampal CA1 Ripples as Inhibitory Transients, PLoS Computational Biology, Apr 19;12(4):e1004880.

Sanda P, Kee T, Gupta N, Stopfer M, Bazhenov M. 2016 Classification of odorants across layers in locust olfactory pathway, Journal of Neurophysiology, May 1;115(5):2303-16.

Chen JY, Marachlian M, Assisi C, Huerta R, SmithBH, Locatelli F, Bazhenov M. 2015. Learning modifies odor mixture processing to improve detection of relevant components, Journal of Neuroscience, Jan 7;35(1):179-97.

Krishnan GP, Filatov G, Shilnikov A, Bazhenov M. 2015. Electrogenic properties of the Na+/K+ ATPase controls transitions between normal and pathological brain states, Journal of Neurophysiology, May 1;113(9):3356-74.

Moldakarimov S, Bazhenov M, Sejnowski TJ. 2015. Feedback connections stabilize spike propagation in multilayer neural networks, PNAS, 2015 Feb 24;112(8):2545-50.

Chistiakova M, Bannon NM, Chen JY, Bazhenov M, Volgushev M. 2015. Homeostatic role of heterosynaptic plasticity: Models and experiments, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, Jul 13;9:89.

Gonzalez OC, Krishnan, GP, Chauvette S, Timofeev I, Sejnowski T, Bazhenov M. 2015. Modeling of age-dependent epileptogenesis by differential homeostatic synaptic scaling, Journal of Neuroscience, Sep 30;35(39):13448-62.

Kee T, Sanda P, Gupta N, Stopfer M, Bazhenov M. 2015. Feed-Forward versus Feedback Inhibition in a Basic Olfactory Circuit, PLoS Computational Biology, Oct 12;11(10):e1004531.

Niknazar M, Krishnan GP, Bazhenov M, Mednick S. 2015. Coupling of Thalamocortical Sleep Oscillations Are Important for Memory Consolidation in Humans, PLoS ONE, Dec 15;10(12):e0144720.

Complete List of publications at MyNCBI


Dr. Bazhenov’s lab website:    http://www.bazhlab.ucsd.edu

To contact Dr. Bazhenov:   mbazhenov@ucsd.edu