The Neurobiology of Stress

Weizmann - Max Planck Laboratory

We seek to provide insights into how brain function is disrupted in stress-related psychiatric and physiological disorders. We use diverse basic and translational research methods to identify molecular, neural, and behavioral signatures of these disorders. Through this integrative approach, we aim to improve understanding of how the brain copes with stress, which will ultimately improve our ability to design therapeutic interventions for stress-related mental and metabolic disorders. Our lab is an interdisciplinary research environment based in the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Germany), led by Prof. Alon Chen.


Alec Dick
Postdoctoral fellow
Congratulations to Alec for being awarded a 2 year NARSAD Young Investigator grant from the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation. This grant will be used to investigate the role of extracellular miRNAs within the brain and address their relevance to stress-related psychopathologies.
Weizmann Institute Branch
Arison Neurobiology Building
Room 312, 7610001
Rehovot, Israel
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Branch
2-10, 80804.
München, Germany