My name is Ariel Gilad and I just opened my own lab for Systems Neuroscience at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I am part of the Neurobiology department in the Faculty of Medicine which is situated in the Ein-Kerem campus, but currently I am temporarily based at the ELSC building in Givat Ram.
In the lab, we are interested in studying how the brain encodes cognition at the brain-wide level. Sensory integration, perception, working memory and learning are just some examples of cognitive functions that are crucial in our daily lives and are impaired in many neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries. We adopt an interdisciplinary approach where we train mice on complex cognitive tasks, and use mesoscale and microscale techniques to dissect neuronal population dynamics underlying cognition.
Our motto is to follow the behavior wherever it goes. Our goal is to obtain a brain-wide cognitive map that will aid in understanding cognition as a whole in both the healthy and diseased brain.
We are now looking for highly talented and motivated students who are interested in how the brain mediates cognition. We welcome an interdisciplinary approach and flexibility of mind. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact me email@example.com
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Looking forward to hearing from you,