Shira Knafo

Ikerbasque Research Professor, UPV/EHU & Biophysics Institute (CSIC-UPV/EHU)

Group leader of the Molecular Basis of Cognitive Function Grou the Biophysics Institute.
Research line: 
Neuroscience, aging, Alzheimer´s disease, Cognitive enhancement, Anxiety disorder, synaptic plasticity.
Sieratzki Prize for Advances in Neuroscience (2012), National Research Council (CSIC) honor for Outstanding Scientific Contribution (2012), Rotary Award for Outstanding PhD Students (2001, 2002).
Previous research experience in Spain -Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO), Instituto Cajal, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia and Israel - Ben-Gurion University-.
Doctor in Neuroscience and Medicine (MD/PhD) from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.