Adi Mizrahi Lab

ELSC Members

The Eric Roland Chair in Brain Sciences
The NeuroPlasticity lab

Learning related plasticity in the auditory system

We aim to understand the neuronal basis of learning and memory in the auditory system, focusing on cortical circuits. We study perceptual learning and category learning as two lifelong processes that shape brain function and behavior in adults. To study the mechanisms of these types of learning we use mice. We developed automated behavioral systems to train groups of mice on complex behavioral tasks like perceptual learning and categorization. We use a variety of techniques, including electrophysiology, multi-unit arrays recording and imaging to follow single neurons as mice learn, memorize and behave.

And in Olfaction – We have similar interests in olfaction and related olfactory circuits.

Parental plasticity

Parental plasticity is manifested by hormonal and physiological changes across the body including in the brain. We study parental plasticity in the context of auditory and olfactory perceptions. We use the mouse as a model to study how pup vocalizations and pup odors are recognized by their parents. We track how these cues are processed and perceived along the neural circuits responsible. Anatomical, physiological and behavioral methods are integrated to solve the complexity underlying sensory-driven parental behaviors.

How do adult born neurons shape olfaction?

The mammalian brain maintains few neurogenic niches in adulthood. One of these regions is the subventricular zone, which is supplying new inhibitory neurons to the olfactory bulb. The functional role of this unique form of network plasticity remains unknown. We use various tools including mouse genetics combined with imaging to study how these new-born neurons shape the neuronal code in the olfactory system.

Adi Mizrahi


Phone: +972-2-6585163
Lab Phone: +972-2-6585163
Office Phone: +972-2-6586460
Address: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building,
Level 2, Room 1204, Edmond J. Safra Campus,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 9190401
The Eric Roland Chair in Brain Sciences
The NeuroPlasticity lab
Elham Taha
Post Doc
Or Yudco
PhD Student
Benne Praegel
PhD student
Meirav Givon
Lab Technician
Baruch Haimson
Post Doc student
Hadar Sagi
MSC student
Roni Nahari
Undergrad Student
Tav Cohen
Tav Cohen
Undergrad Student
Itai David
Undergrad Student
Gil Roi
Gil Roi
Undergraduate Student
adria dym
Adria Dym
PhD student
Amichai Lavi-Rudel
MSc Student
Tamar Preminger
Tamar Preminger
MSc Student
Gideon Rothschild
Haran Shani Narkiss
Itamar Landau
Gilead Raday
Natan Gold
Rachel Nissim
Libi Feigin
Hagit Kopel
Yoav Adam
Yoav Livneh
Yael Shlomai
Ido Maor
Amit Vinograd
Ronen Eavry
Lior Cohen
Maya Groysman
Hadas Lapid
Yishai Elyada
Gen-ichi Tasaka
Ariel Gilad
Elena Kudryavitslaya
Omri Gilday
Claudia Maggi
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Tohar S. Yarden, Adi Mizrahi, Israel Nelken

Journal of Neuroscience. 42(23): 4629-4651 (2022)

Feigin, L and Tasaka, G and Maor, I and Mizrahi, A

Society for Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, 0270-6474 (2021)

Kameron K. Clayton, Ross S. Williamson, Kenneth E. Hancock, Gen-ichi Tasaka, Adi Mizrahi, Troy A. Hackett, Daniel B. Polley

Current Biology, Volume 31, Issue 2, Pages 310-321.e5, ISSN 0960-9822 (2021)

Elena Kudryavitskaya, Eran Marom, Haran Shani-Narkiss, David Pash, Adi Mizrahi

Current Biology, Volume 31, Issue 8, 2021, Pages 1616-1631.e4, ISSN 0960-9822 (2021)

Katayun Cohen-Kashi Malina, Emmanouil Tsivourakis, Dahlia Kushinsky, Daniella Apelblat, Stav Shtiglitz, Eran Zohar, Michael Sokoletsky, Gen-ichi Tasaka, Adi Mizrahi, Ilan Lampl, Ivo Spiegel

Neuron, 2021, 109, 1-15, ISSN 0896-6273 (2021)

Shani Narkiss H., Vingrad A., Landau I.D., Tasaka G., Yayun N., Terlestky S., Groysman M., Maor I., Sompolinsky H., and Mizrahi. A

Nature Communications (2020)

Gen-ichi Tasaka, Libi Feigin, Ido Maor, Maya Groysman, Laura A. DeNardo, Jennifer K. Schiavo, Robert C. Froemke, Liqun Luo, Adi Mizrahi

Neuron. 107, Issue 3, 566-579, ISSN 0896-6273. (2020)

Amir Dudai,Nadav Yayon,Vitaly Lerner,Gen-ichi Tasaka,Yair Deitcher,Karin Gorfine,Naomi Niederhoffer,Adi Mizrahi,Hermona Soreq,Michael London

PLOS Biology 18(2): e3000613. (2020)

Gen-ichi Tasaka, Libi Feigin, Ido Maor, Maya Groysman, Laura A. DeNardo, Jennifer K. Schiavo, Robert C. Froemke, Liqun Luo, Adi Mizrahi

Neuron ISSN 0896-6273 (2020)

Maor Ido, Shwartz-Ziv Ravid, Feigin Libi, Elyada Yishai, Sompolinsky Haim, Mizrahi Adi

Frontiers in Neural Circuits VOLUME=13,PAGES=82 (2020)


eLife 9:e56307 (2020)

Dudai A, Yayon N, Lerner V, Tasaka Gi, Deitcher Y, et al.

PLOS Biology 18(2): e3000613 (2020)

Amit Vinograd, Gen-ichi Tasaka, Lena Kreines, Yair Weiss, Adi Mizrahi

Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, volume 13 article 58 (2019)

Witkowski ED, Gao Y, Gavsyuk AF, Maor I, DeWalt GJ, Eldred WD, Mizrahi A, Davison IG

Front. Cell. Neurosci. 13:166 (2019)

Tasaka, G. I., Guenthner, C. J., Shalev, A., Gilday, O., Luo, L., & Mizrahi, A.

Nat Commun 9, 871 (2018)

Adi Mizrahi

Trends in Neurosciences Volume 41, Issue 12, Pages 872-874 (2018)

Atlan G, Terem A, Peretz-Rivlin N, Sehrawat K, Gonzales BJ, Pozner G, Tasaka G-i, Goll Y, Refaeli R, Zviran O, Lim BK, Groysman M, Goshen I, Mizrahi A, Nelken I, Citri A,

Current Biology, Volume 28, Issue 17, 10 September 2018, Pages 2752-2762 (2018)

Tasaka, G-ichi, Guenthner CJ, Shalev A, Gilday O, Luo L, Mizrahi A.

Nat Commun (2018)

Ronen Reshef, Elena Kudryavitskaya, Haran Shani-Narkiss, Batya Isaacson, Neta Rimmerman, Adi Mizrahi, Raz Yirmiya

eLife 2017;6:e30809 (2017)

Vinograd A, Livneh Y, Mizrahi A.

Journal of Neuroscience, 37 (49) 12018-12030; (2017)

Vinograd A, Fuchs-Shlomai Y, Stern M, Mukherjee D, Gao Y, Citri A, Davison I, Mizrahi A.

Cell Reports 21(2):351-365 (2017)

Cohen, Lior, and Adi Mizrahi

Journal of Neuroscience 35.4 : 1806-1815 (2015)

Rothschild G, Mizrahi A.

Annu Rev Neurosci. 2015 Jul 8;38:247-68 (2015)

Elyada YM, Mizrahi A.

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2015 Dec;35:49-56. (2015)

Adam Y, Livneh Y, Miyamichi K, Groysman M, Luo L, Mizrahi A.

Front Neural Circuits. 2014; 8: 129. (2014)

Adi Mizrahi, Amos Shalev, Israel Nelken

Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 24:103-110 (2014)

Livneh Y, Adam Y, Mizrahi A.

Neuron. 2014 Mar 5;81(5):1097-1110 (2014)

Cohen L, Koffman N, Meiri H, Yarom Y, Lampl I, Mizrahi A.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, Apr 2;110(14):5665-70. (2013)

Eban, E., Rothschild, G., Mizrahi, A., Nelken, I., & Elidan, G.

Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (pp. 247-255). PMLR (2013)

Rothschild G, Cohen L, Mizrahi A, Nelken I.

J Neurosci. 2013 Jul 31;33(31):12851-61 (2013)

Miyamichi K, Shlomai-Fuchs Y, Shu M, Weissbourd BC, Luo L, Mizrahi A.

Neuron. 2013 Dec 4;80(5):1232-45. (2013)

Kopel H, Schechtman E, Groysman M, Mizrahi A.

J Neurosci. 2012 May 30;32(22):7519-27 (2012)

Cohen, L, Rothschild G, Mizrahi A.

Neuron, Volume 72, Issue 2, Pages 357-369 (2011)

Adam, Y., & Mizrahi, A.

Journal of Neuroscience, 31(22), 7967-7973. (2011)

Livneh, Y, Mizrahi A.

The Journal of Comparative Neurology, Volume 519, Issue 11, Pages 2212-2224 (2011)

Adam, Y, Mizrahi A.

Journal of Neuroscience, 31 (22) 7967-7973 (2011)

Livneh, Y, Mizrahi A.

Nature Neuroscience, volume 15, pages 26–28 (2011)

Licht, T, Eavri R, Goshen I, Shlomai Y, Mizrahi A, Keshet E.

Development, 137: 261-271 (2010)

Rothschild G, Nelken I, Mizrahi A.

Nat Neurosci. 2010 Mar;13(3):353-60. (2010)

Adam, Y, Mizrahi A.

Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 134-140 (2010)

Livneh, Y, Mizrahi A.

Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 3:17 (2010)

Kopel, H, Meshulam M, Mizrahi A.

Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Volume 182, Issue 2, Pages 189-194 (2009)

Livneh, Y, Feinstein N, Klein M, Mizrahi A.

Journal of Neuroscience, 29 (1) 86-97 (2009)

Positions are available for 2022:
– PhD student position.
– Postdoctoral trainee position.

The Mizrahi lab is using state of the art imaging, electrophysiological and behavioral tools to study neural correlates and neural/cellular mechanisms of learning, as well as during social interactions.

We accept students through several graduate programs of the Hebrew University. Our students come from various backgrounds in one or more of these areas – Brain Sciences, Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry.

Further details: For more information, please contact: Adi Mizrahi:
Eric Roland Professor in Brain Sciences

Adi Mizrahi


Phone: +972-2-6585163
Lab Phone: +972-2-6585163
Office Phone: +972-2-6586460
Address: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building,
Level 2, Room 1204, Edmond J. Safra Campus,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 9190401

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