Unraveling the Mysteries of the Brain

Shir Filo is a PhD student in computational neuroscience at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC). She was born and raised in Tzurit, a small village in northern Israel, where she enjoyed belonging to a tight-knit, supportive community.   

A Map of “What If….?”: Exploring the Effects of Contagion on Israeli Cities

As geographers, Dr. Yair Grinberger and Professor Daniel Felsenstein love maps. But rather than perusing old, dusty maps of countries yore, or drawing up innovative and creative maps of the world today, their maps are fascinating exercises in asking “What if…?” 

Video-Diaries from the Shutdown: Social Isolation Adversely Affecting Well-Being

Lior Zeevi is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology. She conducts her research under the supervision of Dr. Shir Atzil, whose lab studies the neuroscience of bonding. Specifically, Dr. Atzil’s lab focuses on the behavioral and neural processes involved in close relationships between partners and between parents and their children. 

Taking Lethal Inflammatory Storms – By Storm

For the last three decades, Professor Raymond Kaempfer has been tackling one of medicine’s largest problems: evolving antibiotic resistance and lethality of many bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.  

An Innovative Coating for Creating Anti-Viral Surfaces

Prof. Meital Reches’s research groups is focused on saving lives: 6,000 lives in Israel, 100,000 lives in the United States – and many, many more worldwide. Infectious “superbugs” kill this many hospitalized patients a year, a number that dwarfs the Coronavirus death toll. 

Applying Computational Tools to Cure Cancer

Dr. Yotam Drier, from the Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research at the Hebrew University, has set out to cure cancer. Using sophisticated experimental and computational methods, he is able to decipher the complex mechanisms that regulate the activity of thousands of genes and show how these mechanisms go awry in cancer. Cancer: The Evasive Killer