תחום מחקר: מדעי המוח
Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel since 1990. Concurrently, Director of Hadassah BrainLabs, National Knowledge Center for Research on Brain Disorders established at Hadassah Medical Center by the Israel Ministry of Science in 2013. Educated at the University of Cape Town, Hadassah and Herzog Hospitals in Jerusalem and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Main research interests are the molecular genetic basis of major psychiatric disorders, psychiatric pharmacogenetics and the neurochemical mechanisms of action of antidepressants, mood stabilizers and brain stimulation. Served as Director of the National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel from 1994-2002, Vice President of the CINP (1996-2000) and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (1998-2008). Founder and past-President of the Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry. Received the A.E. Bennet Award of the US Society for Biological Psychiatry (1983), the Mentorship Award of the Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry (2012) and the Werner Kalow Prize for Innovation in Personalized Medicine (2014). Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology since 1996. Visiting Professor at the Universities of Cape Town, Copenhagen, Hiroshima and Miami. Research support from the National Institutes of Health, the European Union, the Israel Science Foundation and the Israel Ministries of Health, Science and Economics. Published over 340 papers in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and 4 books.