Neurobiology

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  1. Molecular neuroscience and neuroendocrinology using the zebrafish model
  2. Imaging of single molecules, organelles and cells in live animal
  3. The mechanism of sleep and sleep disorders
  4. The cause and treatments for genetic neurological disorders such as Fragile X syndrome and thyroid hormone-deficiency

Prof. Appelbaum Lior

  1. Cancer stem cells from brain tumors for analyzing disease mechanisms and for drug and cell therapy screening
  2. Three dimensional human cultures - novel models of neural rare disorders and muscular dystrophies
  3. Exosomes in intercellular communication and drug delivery in neural and muscle diseases and brain tumors.
  4. Non-coding RNAs in cancer and degenerative disorders
  5. PKC and RasGRP signal pathways in cancer and degenerative disorders

Prof. Brodie Chaya

  1.  Synaptic transmission
  2. Parkinson's Disease
  3. Neural computation
  4. Learning and Memory
  5. Computational neurophysiology

Prof. Korngreen Alon

  1. Developing vaccines for Alzheimer's disease
  2. Developing tools for the earlier diagnosis of neuro-degenerative disorders
  3. Assessing the effects of exercise on the formation of new neurons in the brain
  4. Assessing the effects of exercise on learning and memory

Dr. Okun Eitan

  1. Structural biology - X-ray crystallography
  2. Drug design
  3. Axon guidance - the Slit-Robo signaling system
  4. Molecular basis for human brain evolution

Prof. Opatowsky Yarden

  1. Social interaction and pheromone communication
  2. Pheromone binding proteins and social communication
  3. Sex specific behavior
  4. Mechanisms encoding social information within the fly brain
  5. The function of RNA editing events in complex behavior
  6. The function of RNA methylation (m6A) in complex behavior
  7. Natural reward systems as a model to addiction

Dr. Shohat-Ophir Galit

  1. Reward- related psychiatric disorders (addiction, PTSD, depression).
  2. Combining Big data analysis (specifically whole genome epigenetics and microbiome) to suggest novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments

Prof Yadid Gal