Research

Understanding the inner workings of the brain requires knowledge spanning from molecules to behavior. Current technologies are very limited in their ability to address these, and most can only prod a single feature at a time. To bridge this gap, my multidisciplinary group at the Technion develops state-of-the-art genetic and opto-chemical tools to control, image and monitor neurons. With these, we aim to better understand and explore novel aspects of synaptic plasticity, not to mention explore diseases of the brain. Our combined efforts are particularly focused on studying, and controlling, neuronal ion channels and receptors in the brain, notably NMDARs.

The projects in the lab revolve around:

 

Characterization of NMDARs

Engineering light-gated receptors

 

 

 

Mutimodal imaging-agents

 

 

 

Designing novel genetically encoded fluorescent probes

Novel viral vectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

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