I received my Bachelors degree in Cell-Biology and
Neuroscience from Rutgers university in New Jersey. At Rutgers I worked in Dr.
Tracy Shors' lab on the interaction between neurogenesis in the hippocampus and
learning & memory processes. In the last year before joining Columbia's
graduate program I worked as a research assistant in Dr. Donald Pffaf's lab at
Rockefeller university. There we investigated the long term effects of
traumatic brain injury. We explored the long term epigenetic effects of traumatic
brain injury as well as the behavioral effects.
My goal is to better understand human behavior, but I
believe the behavior is defined by neurobiological processes. My main interest
is in understanding how information is processed and translated into a specific
behavior. Additionally, I am interested in understanding the deficiencies in
this process leading to abnormal expressions.
I grew up in both Israel and Switzerland and have lived
in the USA since 2006. I revel in thinking and intellectual exchanges. My main
hobby is music, specifically soul music. I play the piano and am a trained
vocalist. I enjoy reading history, philosophy, political and law books and am
fascinated by autobiographies.