Prof. Alon Chen
Alon is the current President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (since December 2019) and the former Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany. Alon did his PhD at the Weizmann Institute, and his postdoctoral studies at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, California, US. Alon’s research and scientific interests focus on the neurobiology of stress, particularly the mechanisms by which the brain regulates the response to stressful challenges, and how this response is linked to psychiatric disorders. Alon’s lab is affiliated with the Department of Brain Sciences and the Department of Molecular Neuroscience.