Omer Barkai

Omer Barkai

PhD Student

BSc. Physics and Biology (Hebrew University)

Interested in cellular neuroscience, electrophysiology, ion imaging, behavior, computational modeling



Contact information

office location:

Department of Medical Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel POB 12271, 91120

Recent publications

  1. Barkai O, Puig S, Lev S, Title B, Katz B, Eli-Berchoer, Gutstein HB, Binshtok AM. Platelet-derived growth factor activates nociceptive neurons by inhibiting M-current and contributes to inflammatory pain. Pain, accepted February 2019
  1. Barkai O, Goldstein RH, Caspi Y, Katz B, Lev S, Binshtok AM.The Role of Kv7/M Potassium Channels in Controlling Ectopic Firing in Nociceptors. Front Mol Neurosci. 2017; 10:181.  Evaluated by F1000.
  1. Tzour A, Leibovich H, Barkai O, Biala Y, Lev S, Yaari Y, Binshtok AM. KV 7/M channels as targets for lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory neuronal hyperexcitability. J Physiol. 2016 Aug 9. doi: 10.1113/JP272547.
  1. Gudes S, Barkai O, Caspi Y, Katz B, Lev S, Binshtok AM.  The role of slow and persistent TTX-resistant sodium currents in acute tumor necrosis factor-α-mediated increase in nociceptors excitability. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Jan 15;113 (2):601-19.