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Hebrew University celebrates Prof. Inbal Goshen's election to EMBO membership

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Inbal Goshen


Prof. Inbal Goshen

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Hebrew University is proud to announce that Prof. Inbal Goshen has been elected as a member of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). This achievement recognizes Prof. Goshen's exceptional contributions to neuroscience research.

Prof. Goshen, an Associate Professor at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), has been at the forefront of groundbreaking research on memory formation and the interactions between neurons and glial cells in the brain. Her innovative work integrates various research approaches, including behavior studies, calcium imaging, electrophysiology, and molecular biology, often employing cutting-edge techniques like optogenetics and chemogenetics.

The Hebrew University Rector, Prof. Tamir Sheafer remarked: "We are thrilled to congratulate Prof. Inbal Goshen on her election to EMBO membership. This prestigious recognition highlights her outstanding contributions to neuroscience and her innovative research approaches. Prof. Goshen's work on memory processes and neuron-glia interactions continues to push the boundaries of our understanding of brain function. Her election to EMBO underscores the global impact of her research and reflects the high standards of scientific excellence at Hebrew University."

EMBO Director Fiona Watt emphasized the significance of this year's elections: "The new EMBO Members, including Prof. Goshen, have made immense contributions to fundamental life science research. Their work has often paved the way for innovations that have improved lives and livelihoods around the world."

Prof. Goshen's research focuses on crucial questions in neuroscience, such as the transition from recent to remote memory and how local modulation of neuronal activity by glial cells directly affects plasticity and behavior. Her lab's multidisciplinary approach has led to significant advancements in our understanding of brain function and memory processes.

As an EMBO member, Prof. Goshen joins a community of over 2,000 leading researchers in Europe and beyond. This lifelong honor not only recognizes her research excellence but also provides opportunities to guide EMBO's activities and strengthen research communities across Europe.

Hebrew University extends its heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Inbal Goshen and celebrates this extraordinary recognition of her outstanding work in neuroscience. Her election to EMBO membership further solidifies Hebrew University's position as a leading institution in life sciences research.

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