Neurology Consultant Specializing in Computational Neuroscience and Neurobiology of Disease

Technical Consultant #1907


Expertise

  • Neurobiology of disease.
  • Computational models of brain disorders.
  • Neuropathology of schizophrenia.
  • Design and implementation of dynamic models in complex networks.
  • Design and implementation of models to address electrical and chemical signaling in brain cell assemblies.
  • Design of models to address pathologies of central nervous system.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Neuroscientist, Present

  • Neuroscientist, working on computational modeling of brain structures(under contract).

Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, Senior Research Associate, 2009 - 2012

  • Investigated the neuropathology of schizophrenia (biochemical markers associated with the disease).
  • Designed and analyzed a computational model of schizophrenia based on the results of the research.
  • Designed and analyzed computational models of post-traumatic epilepsy.
  • Designed and analyzed models of dynamics on complex networks.
  • Designed and analyzed models of chemical signaling and activation of non-neuronal brain cells.
  • Wrote scientific reports and articles that summarize the results of research performed.
  • Presented results of research at several international and domestic conferences.

University of California, San Diego, CA, Research Associate, 2006 - 2009

  • Investigated various aspects pertaining to the computational abilities of human brains.
  • Designed and analyzed computational models of information processing in the brain.
  • Designed and analyzed models of non-neuronal brain cell activation.
  • Wrote scientific reports and articles that summarize the results of research performed.
  • Presented results of research at several international and domestic conferences.

Additional Professional Activities

Tel Aviv University, School of Medicine and the School of Physics Astronomy

  • Participated in the development of empirical model, to study long range lateral interactions in primary visual cortex.
  • Modeling effort is used for the treatment of amblyopia (lazy eye disease).
  • Developed and instructed a variety of courses for undergraduate students: Mathematical Methods (vector and tensor analysis) for physics students; Wave Physics (wave equation, molecule vibrations, electromagnetic waves) for chemistry students; Mechanics (classical mechanics) for biology students; Electricity and Magnetism (electrical circuits, Maxwell's equation, magnetism) for engineering students.

Insight Therapeutics, Israel

  • Devised and performed protocols to test the quality of state-of-the-art therapeutic software (treatment of breast cancer and tumors by ultra-sonic waves) developed by the company.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

Programming Languages and Environments:

  • C, Lisp, HTML, NEURON, PERL and PYTHON.
  • Parallel programming with OpenMP. Operating systems and applications: Windows, Unix, MatLab. Editing packages: MsWord, LaTeX.

Languages

  • Russian (mother tongue)
  • Hebrew (very fluent)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience, Member
  • University of California San Diego, Associated Researcher
  • Reviewer: Neurobiology of Disease, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Neural Engineering, Scientific Reports, New Journal of Physics, Neural Computation, IEEE Proceedings in Biomedical Engineering.
  • Outreach Program, University of Pisa, Italy

Awards

  • Institute for Complex Adaptive Materials - collaborative studies (2)
  • Center for Complexity Studies

Publications

  • Author and Co-Author of numerous case studies, medical journal articles, workshops, health care meetings, and invited talks.

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • M.S. Physics, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • B.S. Physics, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
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