Prof Esther Shohami


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Esther Shohami has received her doctorate in Physiology from the Hebrew University (HU), Jerusalem, Israel, did a post-doc at McGill University, Canada, spent some time with Prof. Siesjo in Lund, Sweden and later joined the HU faculty of medicine. She is currently a Professor Emeritus in Pharmacology, at the HU Institute for Drug Research. Between 2006 - 2011 she served as the Dean of students at her University, and between 2012-2014 as the president of the Israel Society for Neuroscience. She is a member of the executive board of the International Neurotrauma Society (INTS) and serves at the editorial boards of J. Neurotrauma. She also served as council member in the US National Neurotrauma Society and at the editorial board of J. CBF&M.

Prof. Shohami has published more than 220 articles, reviews and book chapters. Her research is focus on experimental closed head injury in rodents and addresses mechanisms of injury (e.g inflammation, oxidative stress, the glutamate NMDAR) and endogenous neuroprotection (e.g. endocannabinoids and heat-acclimation induced preconditioning).  Currently her work is focused on the effects of TBI on cognitive functions and on mechanisms that are involved in ameliorating these TBI-induced deficits. 


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