Rosenblum Lab Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Learning and Memory

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    Alumni

    Post-doctoral fellows

    Dr. Hila Debi Azulai 
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    Research subject: Genetic manipulation in the CNS using viral vectors. Currently a lab manager at the Technion.

    Dr. Iliana Barrera
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    Research subject: The role of PKR in learning and memory; development of PKR inhibitors for cognitive enhancement. Currently a research associate in the UK.

    Dr. Liza Barki
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    Research subject: The role of tyrosine phosphorylation in memory formation and consolidation. Currently a PI at the Department of Biology, University of Haifa.

    Dr. Janette Bishara-Bhieban
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    Research subject: The role of protein degradation in taste memory consolidation. Currently a teacher of biology.

    Dr. Galit Flint-Ashtamker (2011-2012)
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    Research subject: Development of cognitive enahancers as a treatmen for Alzheimer's disease. Currently working in the field of scientific information, education, and training.

    Dr. Noga Gershoni-Emek (2016-2019)
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    Research subject: SunTag method for detecting specific mRNA translation

    Dr. Eyal Jacob (2009-2013)
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    Research subject: miRNA regulation in learning and memory. Currently a project manager at Dyn Diagnostics R&D.

    Dr. David Levitan (2009-2013)
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    Research subject: Memory consolidation. Currently a postdoc at Brandeis University, USA.

    Dr. Hadile Ounallah-Saad (2010-2015)
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    Research subject: PERK inhibition as a means to enhance learning and memory. Currently employed in R&D at Youdim Pharmaceuticals.

    Dr. Shai Netser (2013-2014)
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    Research subject: Development of an electrophysiology system for recording the effect of taste in the behaving animal. Currently a lab manager at the University of Haifa.

    Dr. Vijendra Sharma (2009-2015)
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    Research subject: PERK inhibition as a means to enhance learning and memory. Currently a post doc at McGill University, Canada.

     

    Ph.D. Students

    Chinnakkaruppan Adaikkan (2010-2015)
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    Research subject:  A molecular mechanism underlying the underlying gustatory memory trace for an association in the insular cortex. Currently a post doc at MIT.

    Katya Belelovsky
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    Research subject: The role of active protein synthesis regulation in memory consolidation of novel taste. Currently a lab manager at the Gonda Brain Research Center in Bar Ilan University.

    Sivan Ida Cohen-Matsliah
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    Research subject: Biological mechanisms underlying two forms of learning: single/few trials versus extensive training (Co-supervisor Prof. Edi Barkai).

    Orit David (2009-2015)
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    Research subject: The interplay between neurotransmitters/neuromodulators and protein synthesis in learning and memory. Currently a lab manager at the Sagol Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Haifa.

    Alina Elkobi (2005-2009)
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    Research subject: Off line processing of novel taste memory in the rat insular cortex. Currently the lab manager of the Rosenblum lab, University of Haifa.

    Sharon Inberg (2009-2014)
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    Research subject: mRNA transcription and translation in the cortex during taste learning. Currently a post doc at the Department of Biology, Technion.

    Shlomit Jacobson-Pick (2004-2008)
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    Research subject: Immediate and long-term effects of juvenile stress on anxiety behavior and GABAA receptor a subunits expression  (Co-supervisor Prof. Gal Richter-Levin).

    Hanoch Kaphzan - M.D. (2004-2007)
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    Research subject: Dopamine and NMDA convergence in the mature hippocampus. Proceeded for a post doc at NYU, and is currently a PI at the University of Haifa.

    Karen Lavi (2012-2016)
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    Research subject: Circuit level mechanisms of apetitive and aversive taste learning (co-supervisors Prof. Andreas Luthi, FMI, Switzerland, and Prof. Aron Weller, Bar Ilan University). Worked as a research associate in the USA. Currently a senior data scientist at Microsoft, USA.

    Tali Rosenberg  (2009-2015)
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    Research subject: Proteasomal regulation in learning and memory. Currently a post doc at the Hebrew University.

    Yifat Segev  (2009-2014)
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    Research subject: Translation regulation and metabolic stress in Alzheimer's disease. Currently a life science data analyst at aMoon fund.

    Elad Stern (2005-2010)
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    Research subject: Blocking the eIF2alpha kinase (PKR) as a means to enhance cortex-dependent taste memory. Currently employed in R&D at Biobee. 

     

    M.Sc. students

    Adva Bareni (2005-2007)
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    Research subject: Akt and ERK are differently phosphorylated in amygdala-prefrontal-insular-cortices during acqusition and extinction of CTA (Co-supervisor Dr. Mouna Maroun).

    Katya Beleleovsky (2001-2003)
    Research subject: The Role of Protein Synthesis Regulation by Modulation of eEF2 in memory Consolidation of Novel taste. 

    Milena Brudnik (2009-2011) 
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    Research subject: The dynamics of distribution of ribosomal protein L10a in neurons. Currently a quality assurance expert at Teva Pharmaceuticals.

    Guy Doron (2003-2007)
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    Research subject: The role of inhibitory and excitatory neurons in the gustatory cortex of the rat underlying taste memory formation. Proceeded to a postdoc in Germany.

    Adi Geva (2005-2007)
    Research subject: Testing the differential role of the amygdala and the vmPFC in learning and extinction of fear conditioning (Co-supervisor Dr. Mouna Maroun).

    Iness Gildish (2009-2011)
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    Research subject: Regulation of translation elongation and its involvement in memory formation and consolidation. Currently a lab supervisor at the Baltimore School of Medicine, University of Maryland, USA.

    Mohammad Hleihil (2015-2016)
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    Research subject: QR2 in learning and memory. Currently a Ph.D. student in Switzerland.

    Bar Izkovich (2015-2017)
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    Research subject: Peptides as novel therapeutic agents. Currently a Ph.D. student at the Rosenblum lab.

    Haneen Kayal (2015-2017)
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    Research subject: Brain circuits underlying novel and associative taste learning. Currently a Ph.D. student at the Rosenblum lab.

    Milly Kritman (2009-2011)
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    Research subject: The role of AKT phosphorylation in acquisition and extintction of fear memory. Currently a lab manager at the University of Haifa.

    Shelly Kuulmann-Vander (2002-2004)
    Research subject: The role of CREB and C/EBP in taste memory consolidation.

    Rinat Levi (2003-2005)
    Research subject: Arg3.1 expression in the rat cortex following taste and odor experience (Co-supervisor Prof. Edi Barkai).

    Ori Liraz (2003-2005)
    Research subject: Learning-induced reduction in post burst afterhyperpolarization is mediated by CaMKII inhibition (Co-supervisor Prof. Edi Barkai).

    Maayan Merhav (2004-2006)
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    Research subject: Functional interactions between two unimodal inputs and regulation on translation initiation in taste memory consolidation.

    Yulia Punkin (2014-2016)
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    Research subject: Peptides as therapeutical agents. Currently a deep sequencing expert at the Technion.

    Akiva Rappaport (2012-2013)
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    Research subject: Inhibiting quinone reductase 2, a memory constrain, by activation of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor enhances cortical dependent taste learning. Currently a Ph.D. student at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

    Tali Rosenberg (Tzabari) (2007-2009)
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    Research subject: The role of active synaptic protein degradation regulation in the cortex during memory consolidation of novel taste. Currently a post doc at the Hebrew University.

    Ilana Slouzkey (2009-2011)
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    Research subject: Changes in AKT phosphorylation following acquisition and extinction of conditioned taste aversion. Proceeded to a Ph.D. at the University of Haifa and is currently a lab manager at the Rambam hospital, Haifa. 

    Sahar Sweetat (2006-2008)
    Research subject: the role of cytoskeletal regulatory proteins in taste learning and memory in the insular cortex (Co-supervisor Dr. Rafi Lemprecht).

    Keren Yefet (2003-2005)
    Research subject: The role of Akt (PKB) in taste memory consolidation.

     

    Former employees

    Adva Livne (2013-2016), research assistant
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    Research subject: Inhibition of PKR as a means to enhance memory in Alzheimer's disease. 

    Sarit Ben Shmuel (2011-2012), research assistant
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    Research subject: Primary cultures and viral vector preparation. Currently a patent consultant at Luzzatto & Luzzatto patent attorneys, Omer, Israel.

    Shlomo Ben Tabou de Leon (2013-2018), reserach associate
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    Research subject: Intrinsic properties of specific cell populations. Currently a research associate at the Sagol Dept. of Neurobiology, University of Haifa.

    Meshi Mints-Bar (2011-2014), research assistant
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    Research subject: Inhibition of PKR as a means to enhance memory in Alzheimer's disease. Currently a QA and validation project manager at GSAP, Haifa, Israel.

    Liron Rozenkrantz (2011-2012), research assistant
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    Research subject: Viral vector preparation. Currently a Ph.D. student at the Weizmann Institute of Neuroscience

     

     

    Project students

    Lucy Androsyuk (2018)
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    Research subject: Peptides as research and medical tools for memory enhancement

    Jonathan Danin (2014)
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    Research subject: The role of the eIF2 pathway in learning memory. Currently a medical student.

    Jonathan Daume (2011)
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    Research subject: The role of miRNA in regulation of taste learning memory.

    Mark Katson (2011-2012)
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    Research subject: Hemoglobin in learning and memory. Currently a medical student.

    Nizan Margalit (2016-2017)
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    Research subject: The role of the eEF2/eEF2K pathway in learning and memory. Currently a medical student in Hungary.

    Rachel I. Salston (2010)
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    Research subject: Characterization of novel antibodies for the eIF2alpha and proteasome pathways.

    Maria Sharovetsky (2016)
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    Research subject: Preparation and testing of AAVs.

    Fadi Sheban (2016-2017)
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    Research subject: The role of the QR2 in learning and memory. Currently a M.Sc. student at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

    Ayelet Yona (2016)
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    Research subject: The role of the eEF2/eEF2K pathway in learning and memory.

     

    Former students who are currently medical students

    Jonathan Danin (2014)
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    Research subject: The role of the eIF2 pathway in learning memory. Currently a medical student.

    Mark Katson (2011-2012)
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    Research subject: Hemoglobin in learning and memory. Currently a medical student.

    Nizan Margalit (2016-2017)
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    Research subject: The role of the eEF2/eEF2K pathway in learning and memory. Currently a medical student in Hungary.

     

     

     

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