Agam Galila Studies the biological basis of psychiatric disorders and their treatment with a particular focus on the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder and the molecular mechanism of the beneficial effect of lithium salts.
Bar-Haim Simona Studies how individuals with brain damage adapt and learn to walk. Clinical studies assess real functional improvements in the lives of children with Cerebral Palsy.
Brodski Claude Studies brain functions and disorders, by investigating the molecular mechanisms controlling the development of the nervous system with a specific focus on the genetic cascades controlling the generation of monoaminergic neurons and its implications for neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Dinstein Ilan Studies brain function and structure in developmental disorders including autism and ADHD with a strong emphasis on toddlers who have just been diagnosed. Onging projects include sensory, motor, and resting-state experiments using EEG and fMRI to study brain function as well as anatomical and DTI MRI scans to study brain structure.
Fleidervish Ilya Studies how molecular elements, such as voltage-gated channels, are distributed and regulated in their native environment.
Friedman Alon Studies the pathophysiology of several brain disorders and the effects of stress on the nervous system. Human and animal studies focus on dysfunction of the blood-brain barrier in epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases, developing new imaging methods and novel therapies for the prevention and treatment of injury-related epilepsy and neurodegeneration.
Israelson Adrian Studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms that lead to the onset and progression of neurodegenerative diseases with special emphasis on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Combines biochemistry, molecular biology and use both cellular and in vivo models to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in ALS pathogenesis. These devastating diseases represent a major challenge to public health worldwide, especially as our population continue to age.
Levy-Tzedek Shelly Studies the human control of movement, and how it changes with changing sensory feedback, with age and with disease, while focusing on rehabilitation. Current projects include the study of predictive movement in Parkinson's disease, and the integration of robotic devices into physical therapy.
Priel Esther Studies the role of telomerase in the brain including the effects of increasing telomerase on the development and progression of neurodegenerative disease and the role of topoisomerase I in the repair of DNA damage in brain cells.
Golan Hava studies the neurobiology of autism and other neuro-developmental disorders with a specific focus on understanding how genetics interact with the in-utero environment to control the development of the brain and how this is altered in certain conditions.
Menashe Idan Studies the role of genetic and non-genetic risk factors on the predisposition to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by applying advanced biostatistics and bioinformatics approaches to large genomics and population-based data.
Monsonego Alon Investigates interactions between the central nervous system and the immune system with a particular emphasis on vaccine and cell-based therapies during advanced stages of development.
Salti Moti Studies the neural processes that characterize conscious states and those that underlie conscious perception using various behavioral and imaging techniques in healthy subjects and in patients.
Shriki Oren Studies cortical dynamics, neural coding, plasticity and learning using EEG and electric brain stimulation and are also developing new approaches to building brain-computer interfaces.
Toiber Deborah Investigates how epigenetic modifications and chromatin structure influence DNA repair, the roles of several uncharacterized proteins in the DNA damage signaling have on aging, and brain related diseases, as well as changes in epigenetic modifications and DNA damage in neurodegeneration.
Zangen Avraham Studies the critical alterations within the brain reward system that are associated with pathological conditions, and how localized electromagnetic stimulation (using TMS) of these networks can affect such conditions in animal models and humans with a specific focus on molecular and electrophysiological alterations in reward-related networks that are associated with and may cause depression, addiction and attention deficit disorders.