Chair: Prof. Yaniv Assaf
Office: Sherman 421
Office Manager: Dafna Kahana
The study of the brain and the nervous system is at the frontier of modern biology and medicine. Nerve cells produce and transmit electrochemical excitation, controlling both motor and cognitive functions. In this wide context, the area of interest of modern neurobiology focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying signaling, development and degeneration of neurons, as well as on their response to hormones originating in other organs and their interactions with other cells.
The eleven groups in the department conduct active and inter-disciplinary research on a variety of subjects, from the action mechanism of neuronal and hormone receptors to neuronal development and degeneration, as well as on biochemical and biophysical aspects of cell membrane receptors with implications for cancer research.
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