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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Kevin Shanks

Software and Website Developer

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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. 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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Anna Minarik

Zambia Team Coordinator/Research Assistant 

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Ben McVicker

Research Coordinator Global Affairs Canada Project

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Griffin Mumby

MD Student/Research Associate

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Rylan Smith

MD Student/Research Associate

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Caitlin Mckenna

Honours Student 

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Sammy Pham

Honours Student

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Keiran Andrews

Honours Student

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Sina Lash

Honours Student

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Eshan Arora

Special Projects Student

Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev
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Dr. Ofer Prager

Research Associate

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Evyatar Swissa

Post-doctoral Fellow

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Florent Boyer-Ayme

Graduate PhD Student

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Lior Schori

Research Assistant

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Alaa Abu Ahmad

Graduate PhD Student 

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Nir Cafri

Honours Student

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Mila Gelfond

Graduate MSc Student 

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Tair Rodenburg

Honours Student

 
 
Selected Collaborations 
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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

 
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BBB Alumni - Past 12 Years 
Post-Doctoral Fellows
Guy Bar Klein (2015) 
Yoash Chassidim (2015)
Yonatan Serlin (2016) 
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) 
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)
Staff
Liron Sheintuch (2014) 
Aaron Winters (MD, 2016) 
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)
Volunteers
Dylan Gates (2017) 
Jennifer Kpolu (2018) 
Noa Maianski (2018) 
 
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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. 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. 

SPIRIT Alumni
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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 Mansour
2019

 
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First Visit to the Lab

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Successful Thesis Defence 

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New family member

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Future Neuroscientist

 
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