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).


Yair Ben-Efraim
Postdoctoral fellow
Congratulations to Yair on being awarded a pilot research grant by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, titled "Sequencing small RNAs underlying epigenetic regulation of brain gene expression in suicide". The aim of the proposed study is to identify and validate small noncoding RNAs associated with suicide while controlling for depression, as well as their target genes. Discoveries made through this research may improve the prediction of suicide risk.
Weizmann Institute Branch
Arison Neurobiology Building
Room 312, 7610001
Rehovot, Israel
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Branch
2-10, 80804.
München, Germany