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Gal Richter-Levin, University of Haifa, Israel(08.08.2014)

Title:Developing an Animal Model of Post-traumatic stress Disorder

Speaker:Gal Richter-Levin (Department of Neurobiology and Ethology and Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel)

Time:8-August-2014; 10:00am 

Venue:KIZ main building, 2rd floor conference room 237 

Look forward to see you there!

Prof. Richter-Levin got the PhD degree at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot. He is elected member of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain and ad hoc reviewer of journals: Journal of Neuroscience, European Journal of Neuroscience, Hippocampus, Neuroscience Letters, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Journal of Psychiatry. Prof. Richter-Levin has made major contributions to developing novel translational animal models of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as towards the understanding of the role of emotional and amygdala activation in traumatic memory and depression. The Research in his laboratory focuses on the understanding of the neurobiology of stress-related disorders, particularly Post-traumatic stress disorder and stress-induced depression, and the effects of stressful experiences in early life on cognitve and emotional abilities in adulthood. (1)Li Z, Richter-Levin G. (2013) Priming stimulation of basal but not lateral amygdala affects long-term potentiation in the rat dentate gyrus in vivo. Neuroscience. 246:13-21.


(2)Zitman FM, Richter-Levin G. (2013) Age and sex-dependent differences in activity, plasticity and response to stress in the dentate gyrus. Neuroscience. 249:21-30.

(3) Lucas M, Chen A, Richter-Levin G. (2013) Hypothalamic Corticotropin-Releasing Factor is Centrally Involved in Learning Under Moderate Stress. Neuropsychopharmacology. 38(9):1825-32.

(4)Ricon T, Toth E, Leshem M, Braun K, Richter-Levin G. (2011) Unpredictable chronic stress in juvenile or adult rats has opposite effects, respectively, promoting and impairing resilience. Stress 15(1):11-20.

(5)Tsoory MM, Guterman A, Richter-Levin G. (2010) "Juvenile stress" alters maturation-related changes in expression of the neural cell adhesion molecule L1 in the limbic system: relevance for stress-related psychopathologies. Journal of Neuroscience Research 88(2):369-80.

(6)Richter-Levin G., Maroun M. (2010) Stress and amygdala suppression of metaplasticity in the medial prefrontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex 20(10):2433-41.

(7)Ilin Y., Richter-Levin, G. (2009) ERK2 and CREB activation in the amygdala when an event is remembered as fearful and not when it is remembered as instructive. Journal of Neuroscience Research 87(8):1823-31.

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