Christelle Anaclet, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Christelle Anaclet, Ph.D.

Associate Adjunct Professor



Sleep Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Anaclet is studying the neuronal circuitry regulating sleep-wake cycle. She is also investigating the beneficial role of sleep in other physiological functions and in diseases.


Neurological Surgery

Other School

Ph.D., Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France 2008

Distinguished Service Award, Sleep Research Society, 2019

Young Investigator Award, Sleep Research Society (SRS), 2015

Most Notable Publications in Sleep 2012, Sleep Research Society (SRS), 2013

Young Investigator Award, European Histamine Research Society (EHRS), 2010

Erickson ETM, Ferrari LL, Gompf HS, Anaclet C. Differential Role of Pontomedullary Glutamatergic Neuronal Populations in Sleep-Wake Control. Front Neurosci. 2019 Jul 30;13:755. doi:10.3389/fnins.2019.00755. PMID:31417341.

Anaclet C, De Luca R, Venner A, Malyshevskaya O, Lazarus M, Arrigoni E, Fuller PM. Genetic Activation, Inactivation, and Deletion Reveal a Limited And Nuanced Role for Somatostatin-Containing Basal Forebrain Neurons in Behavioral State Control. J Neurosci. 2018 May 30;38(22):5168-5181. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2955-17.2018. Epub 2018 May 7. PMID:29735555.

Anaclet C, Griffith K, Fuller PM. Activation of the GABAergic Parafacial Zone Maintains Sleep and Counteracts the Wake-Promoting Action of the Psychostimulants Armodafinil and Caffeine. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Jan;43(2):415-425. doi:10.1038/npp.2017.152. Epub 2017 Jul 19. PMID:28722021.

Anaclet C, Pedersen NP, Ferrari LL, Venner A, Bass CE, Arrigoni E, Fuller PM. Basal forebrain control of wakefulness and cortical rhythms. Nat Commun. 2015 Nov 3;6:8744. doi:10.1038/ncomms9744. PMID:26524973.

Anaclet C, Ferrari L, Arrigoni E, Bass CE, Saper CB, Lu J, Fuller PM. The GABAergic parafacial zone is a medullary slow wave sleep-promoting center. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Sep;17(9):1217-24. doi:10.1038/nn.3789. Epub 2014 Aug 17. Erratum in: Nat Neurosci. 2014 Dec;17(12):1841. PMID:25129078.

Anaclet C, Lin JS, Vetrivelan R, Krenzer M, Vong L, Fuller PM, Lu J. Identification and characterization of a sleep-active cell group in the rostral medullary brainstem. J Neurosci. 2012 Dec 12;32(50):17970-6. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0620-12.2012. PMID:23238713.

Anaclet C, Parmentier R, Ouk K, Guidon G, Buda C, Sastre JP, Akaoka H, Sergeeva OA, Yanagisawa M, Ohtsu H, Franco P, Haas HL, Lin JS. Orexin/hypocretin and histamine: distinct roles in the control of wakefulness demonstrated using knock-out mouse models. J Neurosci. 2009 Nov 18;29(46):14423-38. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2604-09.2009. PMID:19923277.