Prof. Oren Schuldiner

Incumbent of the Prof. Erwin Netter Professorial Chair of Cell Biology

 

Dept. of Molecular Cell Biology

Ullmann Building of Life Sciences 
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 7610001, Israel
Office: +972-8-934-2769
Email: oren.schuldiner@weizmann.ac.il

Our lab utilizes the awsome genetic power of Drosophila to study neuronal remodeling, which is critical for setting up the precise wiring diagram of the mature nervous system. When defective, it is implicated in a wide range of neuro-psychiatric disorders including autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s. Since remodeling involves both destructive and constructive events, our studies shed light on axon degeneration and regeneration during development, disease and following injury.