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prof. Segev Barak, Ph.D.


Professor, the Stephen Harper Chair of Translational Neuroscience

School of Psychological Sciences and the Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University

Prof. Segev Barak joined the School of Psychological Sciences and the Sagol School of Neuroscience in 2012. His research focuses on the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol and drug addiction, with emphasis on aberrant learning and memory processes in substance abuse. His lab is using a multidisciplinary approach, which combines sophisticated behavioral analysis of drug and alcohol-related behaviors, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cutting-edge techniques such as viral-mediated gene delivery or gene silencing, and RNA sequencing.

Prof. Barak did his postdoctoral training in the Gallo Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), one of the world’s preeminent academic centers for the study of the biological basis of alcohol and drug addiction. He has published articles in prestigious scientific journals including Nature Neuroscience, the Journal of Neuroscience, and Neuropsychopharmacology.

He is currently the Head of the School of Psychological Sciences at Tel Aviv University.

Barak received his academic degrees from Tel Aviv University, where he graduated in 2003 in Psychology and Communication, and earned his Ph.D. in 2009 in Psychobiology.


2009-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow Neurobiology of Addiction, The Gallo Research Center,  Dept. of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco

2004-2009 Ph.D. Psychology (Psychobiology), Tel Aviv University, Israel

2003-2004 Postgraduate studies (M.A.) Psychology (Psychobiology), Tel Aviv University, Israel

2000-2003 B.A. Psychology and Communication, Tel Aviv University, Israel


Click here for a list of publications

Sharet Building, Room 124

School of Psychological Sciences

Sagol school of Neuroscience

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

Phone: +972-3-6408969

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