Prof. Rony Azouz

Prof. Rony Azouz Profile

Associate Professor
Ph.D. , 1995

Department : Physiology and Cell Biology
Zlotowski Center for Neurosciences
Room : 424
בנין מעבדות מחקר רפואה ע"ש דייכמן - פלאם
Phone : 972-8-6477327
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physiology, neuro biology, brain, bio physics, neural networks, neurons


  • Hebrew University. Neuroscience 1996 Doctor of Philosophy in Neurobiology, The Hebrew University, Hadasah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. Thesis Title: Endogenous Bursting in the Hippocampus: Ionic Mechanisms, Modulation and Role in Epileptiform Activity Thesis advisor: Prof. Yoel Yaari
  • 1987 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude. Faculty of Life Sciences. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

Research Interests

  • Linking Biophysics, Computation, and Function in Sensory Neurons.
  • Neuronal Mechanisms of Sensory Perception.
  • The Relations between Cellular and Network Mechanisms underlying Sensory Systems Function

Research Topics

  • Neuronal basis for behavior
  • Linking biophysics, computation and function in neuronal networks

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • Extracellular and intracellular recording in anaesthetized rodents
  • Extracellular and intracellular recording in brain slices
  • Monitoring and training of awake behaving rodents.
  • Histological tracing.

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Rony Azouz and Charles M. Gray (2008) Stimulus Selective Spiking Activity is Driven by the Relative Timing of Synchronous Excitation and Disinhibition in Cat Striate Neurons in vivo European journal of Neurosciensce 28,1286-1300.
  • Eran Lottem and Rony Azouz (2008) Dynamic Translation of Surface Coarseness into Whisker Vibrations J. Neurophysiol 100, 2852-2865.
  • Eran Lottem and Rony Azouz (2009) Transmission of Tactile Information through Passive Whisker Movements J. Neurosci 29,11686-11697.
  • Eran Lottem and Rony Azouz (2011) A unifying framework underlying mechanotransduction in the somatosensory system. J. Neurosci 31, 8520-8532 .
  • Funding summary:
    Neuronal Processing of Textures in the Somatosensory System in vivo (ISF) 2007-2012

Existing collaborations

  • Prof. Jackie Schiller - Department of Physiology, Technion.
  • Prof. Barry Connors - Dept Neuroscience, Brown University.

Looking for expertise / project

  • The interaction between subcellular components and neuronal function

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