Prof. Yoel Yaari

Chairman, IMRIC Research Committee , Medical Neurobiology, IMRIC
Henri J. and Erna D. Leir Professor for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases.

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Why I became a researcher: 

I wanted to study the mechanisms that underlie epilepsy, which is the main focus of our IMRIC research.
We are investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the disease, including synaptic and electric mechanisms which trigger this busting activity.
Through our IMRIC collaboration with Dr. Peter Carlen, Head of the Division of Fundamental Neurobiology at the University of Toronto, we are looking to open new avenues for treating this devastating disease.

Education: 

M.Sc., Ph.D., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Contact: 
yoely [at] ekmd [dot] huji [dot] ac [dot] il
Researcher in the News

The Prestigious 2013 DIP Grant Received By Dr. Binshtok And Co-Investigators

December 20, 2012 - Dr. Alexander Binshtok and Co-Investigators Prof. Baruch Minke and Prof. Yoel Yaari of the Department of Medical Neurobiology, IMRIC, The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine have received the prestigious 2013 DIP Grant for their multidisciplinary research project titled "Programmable Molecular Nanorobots for Treatment of Chronic Pain and Epilepsy".

Binshtok - Minke - Yaari

About DIP:

Established in 1997 by the German Ministry for Education and Science (BMBF), the DIP (Deutsch-Israelische Projektkooperation) Program promotes German-Israeli scientific cooperation in highly competitive areas of academic research demonstrating state-of-the-art quality. Projects are funded for a five-year period and can come from all fields, including the humanities and the social sciences.