Dr. Ronit Sharon

IMRIC Researcher , Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, IMRIC
Head, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Why I became a researcher: 

My goal is to understand how the brain functions in cognition and behavior. At IMRIC, I investigate diseases of the aging human brain.

Studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal degeneration provides evidences to the harmful events occurring inside the aged brain. Importantly, it also provides clues relevant to the normal function of the brain in mechanisms of learning and memory. At IMRIC, we are learning what is the initial trigger that affects neuronal function and leads to neuronal loss, in particular in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Education: 

2002: Post-doctoral training, Center for Neurologic diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

1997: PhD in Biochemistry, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Rehovot, Israel.

1992: BA and MSc in Genetics, Hebrew University, Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot, Israel.

Selected Awards and Honors: 
2012: The First Prusiner-Abramsky Awards in Basic Clinical Neuroscience
2010: Excellence in Research, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University
2005: Neufeld Award
1998: Rappaport Scholarship Fund in Alzheimer’s Disease
Contact: 
ronitsh [at] ekmd [dot] huji [dot] ac [dot] il