Faculty: Sagol School of Neurosciences
Tel Aviv University

Dr. Barak Boaz

Dr. Boaz Barak is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychological Sciences, studying neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and Williams syndrome. Dr. Barak did his postdoctoral research at Prof. Guoping Feng’s laboratory at MIT, where he studied the neurobiological mechanisms leading to social behavior abnormalities. He earned his Ph.D. in Neurosciences from the direct program for excellent students in Neurosciences 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.

Fields of Interest
1) Neurobiology of genetic neurodevelopmental disorders such as Williams syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.

2) Dissecting neural circuits and brain regions’ roles in anxiety-like and social behavior.

3) Therapeutic approaches to improve behavioral abnormalities in mouse models for psychiatric disorders.

Email: boazba@tauex.tau.ac.il
Another phone: 03-6408728
Fax: 03-6409547
Website Laboratory site
Office: Sharett – Educational Sciences, 122


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