Dr. Inbal Goshen is an assistant professor at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  She leads the Optogenetics Laboratory, which harnesses advanced optogenetic techniques to gain unprecedented insights into the workings of the brain’s neural code. Her research analyzes the effect of Glia cells on neuronal circuits that underlie cognitive and emotional behavior.  This innovative research is significant to both intellectual and emotional well-being and human functionality. goshen

In order to pursue these investigations, Dr. Goshen earned a dual-Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Psychology from The Hebrew University.  She conducted her postdoctoral training in optogenetics in the Deisseroth lab at Stanford University. Among her many awards are the Alon fellowship, the Golda Meir Fellowship Lectureship Award, and the Sieratzki Prize for Advances in Neuroscience.  Dr. Goshen served as coordinator of the international Neuroscience Review Committee, which evaluated the state of interdisciplinary brain science research at Hebrew University and recommended the establishment of ELSC.