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Dr. Boaz Barak

Dr. Boaz Barak is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychological Sciences and The Sagol School of Neuroscience. In his lab, research is focused on the neurobiological mechanisms responsible for abnormal social and anxiety-like behaviors in genetic neuropsychiatric disorders such as Williams syndrome and autism. Dr. Barak did his postdoctoral research at Prof. Guoping Feng’s laboratory at MIT. He earned his Ph.D. in Neurosciences from the direct program for excellent students in The Sagol School of Neuroscience in Tel Aviv University, focusing on the molecular mechanism underlying learning and memory and synaptic plasticity. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, Dr. Barak took part in research projects studying addiction (Weizmann Institute of Science) and learning abilities (Berkeley, University of California). Dr. Barak received his B.Sc. in Biology with distinction from Tel Aviv University.