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Alon Friedman (MD, PhD)

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Alon Friedman is a Professor of Neuroscience and holds the Dennis Chair in Epilepsy Research at Dalhousie University in Halifax and also is a Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He completed his medical and doctoral training at Ben-Gurion University and did his residency training in neurosurgery at Soroka University Medical Center in Israel. He did his post-doctoral training at the Charité Medical University in Berlin as an Alexander von-Humboldt fellow.

His work has been recognized by multiple international awards, the most prominent being the international Michael prize for Epilepsy Research, the Mercator Professorship at the Charité Medical University in Berlin, and the Foulkes Foundation Research Award.

His research is focused on exploring the interactions between the vascular and neuronal systems within the CNS and specifically on the involvement of microvascular pathology and blood-brain barrier dysfunction in the pathogenesis of injury-related epilepsy and neurodegeneration.

Dalhousie University 
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Kay Murphy

Lab Manager

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Jim Kukurin

Engineer/ Manager ECoG Recording and Lab Data Storage Systems

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Dr. Lyna Kamintsky

Post-doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Gerben van Hameren

Post-doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Mark Maclean

Post-doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Yonatan Serlin

Post-doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Hannah Reid

Post-doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Ellen Parker

Research Associate

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Dr. Refat Aboghazleh

Research Associate

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Shayna Cort

Graduate PhD Student

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Pooyan Moradi

Graduate PhD Student

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Dr. Saara Mansoor

Graduate PhD Student

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Sheida Mirloo

Graduate PhD Student

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Jamil Muradov

Graduate PhD Student

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Hamza Imtiaz

Graduate PhD Student

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Moussa Hamati

Graduate PhD Student

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Sammy Pham

Graduate MSc Student

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Laith Alhadeed

Graduate MSc Student

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Wali Khan

Graduate MSc Student

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Abdulla Alshanti

Graduate MSc Student

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Mozhdeh Radpour 

Graduate MSc Student

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Khalid Saadeh

DMRF Student

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Anna Minarik

Zambia Team Coordinator/Research Assistant 

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Ben McVicker

Research Coordinator Global Affairs Canada Project

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Sina Lash

Research Assistant

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Aoife Ni Shaoraigh

Summer Student from Trinity College Dublin

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Sophie Orr

Honours Student

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Linzhi Wu

Honours Student

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Mack Hancock

NESC 4000Student

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Madison Dunbar

SCIE 3100 Student

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Basim Shafiq

SCIE 3100 Student

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Matthew Lawton

SCIE 3100 Student

Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev
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Dr. Ofer Prager

Research Associate

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Florent Boyer-Ayme

Graduate PhD Student

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Alaa Abu Ahmad

Joint PhD Student at BGU&Dalhousie

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Mila Gelfond

Graduate MSc Student 

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Mazal Partook

Graduate MSc Student 

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Sol Amara

Graduate MSc Student

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Zohar Sharon

Graduate MSc Student

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Sheizaf Shpilberg 

Graduate MSc Student/Assistant

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Eden Bachar

Special Projects Student

Team
Collaborators
Selected Collaborations 
Visitors
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Invited Lectures/Visitors to the Dalhousie University Laboratory
  • Uwe Heinemann, Charité University, Germany

  • Jens Dreier, Charité University, Germany

  • Karl Schoknecht, Charité University, Germany

  • Daniela Kaufer, Berkeley University, United States.

  • Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, University of Pennsylvania, United States

  • Hermona Soreq, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • Merav Shamir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 

  • Erez Hanael, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • Yoash Chassidim, Sapir Academic College, Israel

  • Ronel Veksler, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  • Anna MaslarovaBuzsáki Lab, NYU Langone

  • Zin-Juan Klaft, Tufts University, MA

  • Seda Salar, Tufts University, MA

Alumni
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BBB Alumni 
Post-Doctoral Fellows
Guy Bar Klein (2015) 
Yoash Chassidim (2015)
Yonatan Serlin (2016) 
Aaron Winters (MD, 2016) 
Yonatan Serlin (2023)

Evyatar Swissa (PhD, 2024)
Graduate Students
Haviv Levi (MSc, 2009) 
Jonathan Cohen (MD-PhD, 2010) 
Oren Tomkins (MD-PhD, 2010) 
Shy Hefetz (MSc, 2010) 
Yehudit Gnatek (MSc, 2010) 
Yifat Bitan (MSc, 2010) 
Chen Tiferet (MA, 2014) 
Itali Weissberg (MD-PhD, 2015) 
Nitzan Levy (PhD, 2015) 
Guy Bar Klein (MSc, 2010) 
Lev Pavlovskly (MD-PhD, 2010) 
Ayelet Peer (MSc, 2011) 
Chen Klein (MSc, 2011) 
Lavi Shahar (MSc, 2011) 
Yaron David (MD-PhD, 2011) 
Etti Ashkenazi (MSc, 2012) 
Lyna Kamintsky (MSc, 2012) 
Maya Ketzef (PhD, 2012) 
Netali Efrat (MSc, 2012) 
Guy Bar Klein (PhD, 2014) 
Mike Fassler (PhD, 2015) 
Ofer Prager (PhD, 2015) 
Karl Shoknecht (PhD, 2016) 
Dror Rosenback (MMedSci, 2017) 
Netta Elazari (MSc, 2017) 
Rotem Saar-Ashkenazi (PhD, 2017) 
Evyatar Swissa (MSc, 2018) 
Svetlana Lublinski (PhD, 2018) 
Dan Milikovsky (MD-PhD, 2019) 
Ellen Parker (PhD, 2019) 

Ronel Veksler (MD-PhD, 2019) 
Olumide Adegunna (MSc, 2019) 
Yehuda Vazana (PhD, 2019) 
Refat Aboghazleh (PhD, 2020) 
Lyna Kamintsky (PhD, 2021) 
Uri Monsonego (MSc, 2021) 
Ayala Tabak (MSc, 2021)
Daniel Zelig (MSc, 2021) 
Jonathan Ofer (MSc, 2021)
Evyatar Swissa (PhD, 2022)
Lior Schori (MSc, 2022)
Honours Students
Jillian Newton (BSc, 2018) 
Klara Doelle (BSc, 2019) 
Griffin Mumby (BSc, 2020) 

Isabelle Roach (BSc, 2020) 

Alaa-Abu Ahmad (BSc, 2021) 
Anna Minarik (BSc, 2022)
Keiran Andrews (BSc, 2023)

Caitlin McKenna (BSc, 2023)
Sammy Pham (BSc, 2023)
Special Projects
Hotjensa Dalipaj (SCIE 4100, 2017) 
Naama Mor-Yosef (2017) 
Michal Abba-Daleski (2017) 
Meital Kooper (2018) 
Tal Malka (2018) 
Roy Maianski (SCIE 3100, 2018) 
Amanda Adams (PSYC 4402, 2019) 
Nofar Shemen (2019) 
Itamar Burger (2019) 
Mazal Tob-Partook (2020) 
Baar Alon (2020) 
Nir Cafri (2020) 
Atalya Harpaz (2020) 
Christian Neira (SCIE 3100, 2021) 
Trinity Chesley (2022)
Caitlin Mckenna (2022)
Sammy Pham (2022)
Eshan Auroa (2023)
Nir Cafri (2022)
Staff
Liron Sheintuch (2014) 
Adiel Charbash (2017) 
Dr. Howser Teng Wei Hon (2018) 
Santosh Vema (2018) 
Noa Hacohen (2019) 
Colyn Munn (2020) 
Nofar Shemen (2020) 
Shahar Feiglin (2021) 
Udi Vazana (2021)
Kevin Shanks (2023)
DMRF Students
Ellen Parker (2019-2023)
Rylan Smith (2019-2023)
Volunteers
Dylan Gates (2017) 
Jennifer Kpolu (2018) 
Noa Maianski (2018) 
Student Exchanges
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Summer Program for International Research Internship and Training (SPIRIT)  

SPIRIT is an intensive 12 week summer research program for undergraduate medical students from Al Faisal University in in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is designed to provide international research experience and mentorship for students interested in basic or clinical research. Under the guidance of a research mentor, interns will work on a research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session. 

Current SPIRIT Students
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Ahmad Hajjar 
2024

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Hashem Thalaj 
2024

SPIRIT Alumni
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Mohammed Hady Kamal Albitar
2023

Ziad Hady Abdulazeem Alhosainy

2023

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Mohammed and Ziad won first place at the medical poster competition at Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for their work at Dalhousie 2023.

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Hala Ayman Helmi
2017

Syed Osama Ahmad
2017

Fadie Dyab Mtanious Altuame
2018

Anas Mhd Imad Alkhabaz
2019

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Saara Mansoor
2019

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Trinity College Summer Exchange Program

The Friedman Lab's Summer Research Program, in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students. Over a 10-week period during the summer, students from Trinity College work directly within the Friedman Lab, engaging in preclinical research. This program is tailored to provide participants with international research exposure and mentorship. Under the guidance of experienced research mentors, interns delve into various research projects, gaining hands-on experience with a diverse range of techniques and procedures. It's an enriching experience designed to foster academic growth and exploration in the field of preclinical research.

Current Exchange Students
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Aoife Ni Shaoraigh
2024

Exchange Alumni
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Brid Murphy
2023

TrinityCollege
New Additions
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New Additions to the Lab 
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Pets
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Lab Pets
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