Prof. Alon Friedman

Prof. Alon Friedman Profile

MD, PhD. 1991

Department : Neurosurgery
Physiology and Cell Biology
Zlotowski Center for Neurosciences
Room : 626
קומה 6 -קומת כיתות, מעבדות ומשרדים
Phone : 972-8-6479884
Email :
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brain, neurology, epilepsy, stress, physiology


  • Ben-Gurion University 7/85 B.Sc., Medical Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva. 6/91 M.D. Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University. 1/92 Ph.D. summa cum laude. Department of Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University. Advisor: Professor Michael J. Gutnick "Active and Passive Properties of Neocortical Neurons and their Role in Determining Neuronal Firing Pattern"

Research Interests

  • Electrophysiological Properties of Cortical Neurons
  • Delayed Consequences of Stress on brain function
  • Blood-Brain-Barrier and Brain function

Research Topics

  • Pathophysiology of epilepsy
  • Blood-brain barrier pathology and brain diseases
  • Neurobiology of stress

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • Cellular and network electrophysiology
  • In-vivo brain imaging

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Dan Shlosberg , Mony Benifla , Daniela Kaufer and Alon Friedman. Blood-Brain Barrier Breakdown as a Therapeutic Target in Traumatic Brain Injury. Nature Reviews Neurology, 6: 393-404. 2010
  • Danica Stanimirovic and Alon Friedman. Pathophysiology of the Neurovascular Unit: Disease Cause or Consequence? Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 2012.
  • Cohen Jonathan E., Shalev Hadar , Admon Roee, Hefetz Shy, Shelef Ilan, Hendler Talma and Friedman Alon. 2012 Emotional brain rhythms and their impairment in post-traumatic patients. Human Brain Mapping, 2012

Existing collaborations

  • Daniela Kaufer – University of Berkeley, California
  • Jens Dreier – Charite Medical University, Berlin

Suggested multi-disciplinary research project / research focus topics

  • Pathophysiology of stroke and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Health and Environment