Nipi's Researchers
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Nipi's Research

Years: 2012 - 2013

Young Investigator Grant

1. Izhar Bar-Gad, First Year

Neurophysiological mechansim underlying striatal bicuculline induced hyper-behavioral symptoms Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University

2. Michal Ben-Shachar, First Year

How learning to read shapes structural connectivity and cortical responses in adult illiterates English Department (Linguistics Division) and Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University

3. Yoram Ben-Shaul, First Year

State dependent processing of reproductive chemosignals Department of Medical Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine , The Hebrew University

4. Evan Elliott, First Year

Epigenetic analysis of the prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex in humans with Autism Spectrum Disorders Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University

5. David Mankuta, First Year

Immunologic biomarkers related to ASDs development during pregnancy in high risk population Departments of Obsterics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center

6. Avi Priel, First Year

Developing a Novel Tool to Study the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain Institute for Drug Research, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

7. Alon Shamir, First Year

Pharmacologic inhibition of the NRG-ErbB4 signaling pathway in adult brain; effect on complex behavior associated with schizophrenia The Neuroscience Research Lab, Mazra Mental Health Center

8. Michael Wagner, First Year

"Feeling by Seeing": Reconstructing Haptic Sensing by a Non-attentive Visual Method Psychology and Industrial Engineering Department, Ariel College

9. Karen Banai, Second Year

The effects of stimulus uncertainty on auditory perceptual learning Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Haifa

10. Tali (Avital) Bitan, Second Year

Effects of age and sleep on learning regular and irregular morphological rules Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Haifa

11. Claude Brodski, Second Year

The role of the transcription factor Otx2 in manicand depressive-like behavior Department of Morphology, Ben-Gurion University of Negev

12. Ravid Doron, Second Year

Efficiency and toxicity of a novel herbal treatment for anxiety disorders and depression Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University

13. Raphael Lamprecht, Second Year

The roles of AMPA receptor trafficking regulatory proteins in fear memory formation and maintenance in lateral amygdala Department of Neurobiology and Ethology, University of Haifa

14. Izhak Michaelevski, Second Year

Identification of key regulatory proteins in formation of spatial memory Biochemistry department, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University

Extended Grant

15. Ohad Ben-Shahar, First Year

Lazy neurons for good shape: Perceptual inquiry, computational modeling, and cortical implementation Department of Computer Science and the Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience, Ben-Gurion University

16. Yaffa Yeshurun, Second Year

Attention as an attraction field (AAF): The development and evaluation of a novel model of spatial attention. Department of Psychology, Haifa University

Charles E. Smith in honor of Prof. Joel Elkes Fellowships

17. Sharon Anavi Goffer, Second Year

Cannabinoid-induced ADHD: CB1 or CB2 receptor-mediated? Biology, Ariel College

18. Ehud Cohen, Second Year

Exploring the roles of cyclophilins as possible linkers of aging and late onset neurodegenerative disorders. Molecular Biology, Hadassah Medical Center, The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem