Lab News

DSC_0306-tDecember 19, 2016: Slutsky lab received Sackler excellence award!

December 8, 2016: Ira received BrainBoost postdoctoral fellowship!

November 30, 2016:  Inna  received ERC consolidator grant!

July 25, 2016: Congrats to Inna for receiving 2016 MetLife Foundation Award for promising research in Alzheimer’s disease. [English] [Hebrew] 

July 5, 2016: Congrats to Nir for receiving Teva NNE fellowship!

June 29, 2016: Congrats to Inna for receiving teaching excellence award!

May 23, 2016: Congrats to Neta for receiving Sieratzki Prize for the best publication among PhD students!


Neta Gazit

December 18, 2015: Congrats to Neta on two occasions: she got a new baby and a paper in Neuron in one week! Here is our video abstract [IGF-1R]

September 16, 2015: Congrats to Slutsky lab for winning Sackler Faculty of Medicine Excellence Award for publishing in the highest impact journals! Ira and Boaz received travel awards for best publications!

June 2, 2015: Congrats to Edden for receiving best publication award among MD/PhD students!

May 14, 2015: Congrats to Ira!

Our paper on the role of GABABRs in firing rate homeostasis has been accepted in PNAS. This work demonstrates that basal activity of GABABRs is essential for homeostatic regulation of synaptic strength by controlling (1) synatxin-1 conformational switch; (2) spike-evoked presynaptic Ca2+ flux; (3) quantal excitatory amplitude.  We propose that deficits in GABABR signaling, associated with epilepsy and psychiatric disorders, may lead to aberrant brain activity by erasing homeostatic plasticity.


Ira takes risk!

This work was a fruitful collaboration with the laboratories of Prof. Bernhard Bettler and Prof. Ilana Lotan.

May 14, 2015: Congrats to Boaz for winning 2015 Gertner Fellowship of excellence!

December 31, 2014: Congrats to Edden and Boaz!

Edden Slomowitz and Boaz Styr

Edden Slomowitz and Boaz Styr

Our paper on the interplay between population firing stability and single neuron dynamics has been accepted in eLife. This work demonstrates that invariant ongoing population dynamics emerge from intrinsically unstable activity patterns of individual neurons and synapses. Moreover, it challenges cell-autonomous theory of network homeostasis and suggests existence of network-wide regulation rules.

This work was a fruitful collaboration with Prof. Eli Nelken and Dr. Michael Slutsky.



May 2014: Distinguished Mentor Award to Inna  

March 2014: Congrats to Hilla and Samuel! Oshik, Ilana and all the lab members and our collaborators who participated in this project!


Hilla Fogel and Samuel Frere

Our paper on the mechanism underlying Aβ-induced presynaptic hyperactivity has been accepted in Cell ReportsIt demonstrates that APP homodimers constitute a presynaptic receptor for amyloid-beta. This work was a fruitful collaboration with structural biologist Prof. Joel Hirsch (TAU), biophysicists Prof. Ehud Isacoff and Dr. Shashank Bharill (UC Berkeley), biochemists Prof. Dominic Walsh and Tiernan O’Malley (Harvard).

March 2014: Congrats to Tania for receiving Dan David Scholarship!

February 2014: Congrats to Neta for receiving best presentation award of Sagol School for Neuroscience!

November 2013: Congrats to Samuel for receiving Marie Curie CIG grant!

 June 19, 2013: Brain pannel at the 2013 Isareli President’s Conference  [Tomorrow]

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Tania Fedorova

May 10, 2013: Congrats to Iftach and Hilla for receiving Sieratzki prize for the best publication!

April 25, 2013Congrats to Iftach and Hilla!

Our paper is finally out  in Nature Neuroscience! It demonstrates   regulation of amyloid-beta 40/42 ratio by spiking patterns, filter properties of synapses and sensory experience.

[AFTAU News] [Hayadan -Hebrew]

April 25, 2013: Congrats to Iftach for the approval of his PhD thesis!

May 02, 2013: Congrats to Irena for receiving the National Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award!