Lilach Avitan Lab

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The neural basis of behavior

Our sensation, perception and behavior arise from the activity of millions of interconnected neurons in the brain.  We are interested in how this network of neurons processes information and converts it into an appropriate behavior.  To address this question we use the zebrafish as a model system. Zebrafish larvae display a range complex behaviors, and are transparent allowing whole-brain imaging of neural activity at the single cell resolution.  In conjunction with these experiments, we use computational, statistical and mathematical tools to analyse the data and uncover the neural mechanism driving behavior.

Lilach Avitan

Assistant Professor

Phone: +972-2-5494829
Address: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building,
Level 2, Room 1203, Edmond J. Safra Campus,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 9190401
The neural basis of behavior

Our sensation, perception and behavior arise from the activity of millions of interconnected neurons in the brain.  We are interested in how this network of neurons processes information and converts it into an appropriate behavior.  To address this question we use the zebrafish as a model system. Zebrafish larvae display a range complex behaviors, and are transparent allowing whole-brain imaging of neural activity at the single cell resolution.  In conjunction with these experiments, we use computational, statistical and mathematical tools to analyse the data and uncover the neural mechanism driving behavior.

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Maayan Moshkovitz
MSc student
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Sapir Shapira
PhD Student
Imri_Lifshitz
Imri Lifshitz
MSc student
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Shai Tishby
MSc student
ELSC-Seminars-General
Yoav Rubinstein
PhD student
Marcus A. Triplett , Lilach Avitan , and Geoffrey J. Goodhill

Computational Biology (2020)

Avitan, L., Pujic, Z., Molter, J., Sun, B., Myhre,A.E., Goodhill, G.J.

Current Biology (2020)

Marachlian, E., Avitan, L., Goodhill, G.J., and Sumbre, G.

Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 12, 46 (2018)

Triplett, M., Avitan, L. and Goodhill, G.J.

PLoS Computational Biology, 14(9):e1006421 (2018)

Mölter, J., Avitan, L. & Goodhill, G.

BMC Biol (2018)

Avitan L. and Goodhill G.J.

Trends in Neurosciences (2018)

Avitan L., Pujic Z., Mölter J., Sun B., Van De Poll1 M., Teng H.,Amor R., Scott E.K., and Goodhill G.J.

Current Biology, Volume 27, Issue 16, Pages 2407-2419.e4 (2017)

Avitan, L., Pujic Z., Hughes J.N., Scott E.K. and Goodhill J.G.

Journal of Neuroscience, 36(19):5385–5396 (2016)

Suarez, R., Fenlon, L., Marek, R., Avitan, L., Sah, P., Goodhill, G.J. and Richards, L.J.

Neuron, Volume 82, Issue 6, Pages 1289-1298 (2014)

Avitan L., Teicher M., and Abeles M.

Journal of Neurophysiology, 102: 3046-3059 (2009)

Avitan L., Teicher M., and Abeles M.

Biological Cybernetics, 98(1):49-59 (2008)

We are looking for bright and highly motivated doctoral and postdoctoral students.

Lilach Avitan

Assistant Professor

Phone: +972-2-5494829
Address: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building,
Level 2, Room 1203, Edmond J. Safra Campus,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 9190401

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