Prof. Uri Ashery
Prof. Uri Ashery is the director of the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University for the last 8 years. He is a prominent neuroscientist who leads an excellent interdisciplinary research team that focuses on the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory in health and in neurodegenerative diseases. His lab combines multidisciplinary approaches such as electrophysiology, super resolution and TIRF microscopy, Molecular and cellular neurobiology and computer modeling to study synaptic plasticity and correlate between molecular changes and synaptic function and dysfunction.
Educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ashery received his BSc in 1990 in biology and chemistry with distinction, and his PhD in 1996 in neurobiology cum laude. Prof. Ashery served as a membrane biophysics researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, where he completed his post-doctoral studies in 2001 before returning to Israel as a lecturer at TAU in the Neurobiology department. He is publishing in an array of scientific journals including the Nature Communication, Journal of Neuroscience, Neuron and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Prof. Ashery pioneered and led the establishment, in 2011, of a unique multidisciplinary “ecosystem” at Tel Aviv University, the Sagol School of Neuroscience. The Sagol School has made Tel Aviv University a magnet for excellent researchers and students. It has become the leading neuroscience institute in Israel, with over 150 research groups led by internationally renowned scientists and clinicians.