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Curriculum Vitae

Professor, Dept. of Medical Neurobiology, Hebrew University, Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel

Research fields:

Past – Synaptic transmission, plasticity and synapse formation

Present – Injury/regeneration and neurodegenerative diseases with special focus on the role of the immune system


Education and Academic positions:

1963 – 1970     Medicine, Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel

1967 –             MSc, Neurophysiology – Faculty prize for excellent MSc research project

1971 –             MD – Faculty prize for excellent MD research thesis

1974 – 1977     Research Fellow, Dept of Neurobiology, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA

1978 – Present Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel

1985 – 1986 and summers of 1988 and 1989, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology, Stanford University Medical School, CA, USA

1998 – 1999      Visiting Professor, University of Miami – The Miami Project, FL, USA

2013                 Visiting Professor, Kobe University, Japan


Administrative/Academic International/National/University/Faculty Appointments:

2014 -           Director, Brain Disease Research Center (BDRC)

2009 – 2013  Member of the Israel Council for Higher Education evaluation committee in the field of Biology - Life sciences in Israel

2007 – 2011 Scientific Advisory Committee of ERA-Net NEURON (Networking the European Research Area – Europe's neural network)

2007 – 2008  President, Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN)

2003 – 2004  Chairman, Israel National Council for the care and use of laboratory animals

2001 – 2005  Chairman, Hebrew University committee for teaching regulation

2002 – 2005  Hebrew University committees for academic appointments and promotions

1995 – 1997  Hebrew University board of managers, executive committee, and committee for academic policy

2006 – 2009  Vice Dean, Academic appointments & promotion and Academic Evaluation

1996 – 2000  Chairman, Faculty of Medicine teaching committee - division for studies in all BSc and MSc teaching programs

1995 – 1996  Chairman, Faculty of Medicine committee for planning and development

1994 – 1995 Chairman, Faculty of Medicine committee for establishing a new teaching program for a BSc degree in "Basic Medical Studies"

1992 – 1996  Chairman, Faculty of Medicine committee for the admission of medical students



1979 – Present In charge and lecturer of the course "Human Neurobiology and Neuroanatomy" given to students of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Basic Medical Sciences, and Neurobiology (MSc and PhD)

2004 – Present Member of the International Brain Organization (IBRO) Lecture Visiting Team for teaching Neuroscience in developing countries