I received my DVM and completed PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, where I investigated mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity. In 2009, I joined the laboratory of Dr. Nahum Sonenberg, a renowned leader in the field of translation mechanisms, for my postdoctoral training. During my time in Dr. Sonenberg’s lab, I initiated a project aiming to elucidate the role of translational control in sensitization of the pain pathway. My main focuses were on the translation upregulation in different pain conditions and on the development pharmacological and genetic tools for their treatment.
In Sonenberg lab, I led a collaborative study involving behavioural, electrophysiological, biochemical, and genetic approaches, taking advantage of Dr. Sonenberg’s expertise in translational control and Dr. Mogil’s in pain, to study the role of translation control mechanisms in pain. I also characterized new translational control mechanisms involved in synaptic plasticity, learning and memory.
In 2016, I joined the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill to pursue my independent research focusing on translational control mechanisms in chronic pain.