Professor Avi Priel

Professor Priel received his Ph.D. (Suma cum laude) in Molecular Neurobiology from the Hebrew University in 2007, where he studied with Professor Yael Stern-Bach the structure-function of ionotropic glutamate receptors. He did his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco, identifying toxins that interact with TRP channels and joined the Faculty of Medicine School of Pharmacy in 2011 to establish a laboratory studying the structure and operational mechanisms of ion channel proteins. Promoted to Associate Professor in 2018, he was awarded the Prusiner-Abramsky Research Award in Basic Neuroscience in 2016 and the Dr. A Harvey & Mrs. Beryl Granat Prize for study in Neuro-anesthesia in 2018. His laboratory is currently using biochemical, molecular biological, biophysical and structural techniques to investigate the structure and functional mechanisms of ion channels with emphasis on pain receptors.​ He is supervising a project in the next round.