Recent UpdatesThe Neuro-Engineering lab at the Technion's Faculty of Biomedical Engineering is now open!
I am interested in developing novel microscopy technologies for unraveling the structure and function of the nervous system. In particular, these include super-resolution microscopy technologies based on Expansion Microscopy and fluorescent microscopy technologies for tracking whole-brain neural activity during natural behavior. Utilizing the larval zebrafish model together with these technologies will enable capturing brain structure and function throughout a broad range of spatial scales: from synapses and sub-cellular domains (nanoscale) to whole neural circuits spanning the entire brain (millimeter scale). My lab will further pursue analysis methodologies for making sense of such large image datasets and applications of these technologies in other domains of biology and medicine, e.g. to infer how gene expression regulation is mediated by the structure of cell nuclei in embryos and in cancerous cells.
From August 2016 to July 2018 I was a research affiliate in Prof. Ed Boyden's Synthetic Neurobiology group, at MIT's Media lab,
and a research associate in Prof. Pablo Blinder's lab at Tal-Aviv University's department of Neurobiology.
From February 2015 to July 2016, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Ed Boyden's Synthetic Neurobiology group, at MIT's Media lab.
Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Mehmet Fatih Yanik's High-throughput Neurotechnology Group, at MIT's research laboratory of electronics (RLE).
My postdoc was funded by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT
I earned my PhD in Electrical Engineering
from Stanford University.
My advisors were Prof. Mark Horowitz (Electrical Engineering) and Prof. Thomas Clandinin (Neurobiology).
My PhD was funded by the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award and the Bio-X Stanford Interdisciplanry Graduate Fellowship (SIGF).