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Ziv Ben-Zion, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Ziv Ben-Zion, PhD

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Ziv is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Levy Decision Neuroscience Lab and the Harpaz-Rotem Post Traumatic Stress Lab at Yale University School of Medicine. He received his B.Sc. in Biology, Psychology & Neuroscience (Summa Cum Laude) in 2015, from the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel-Aviv University. Ziv completed an Interdisciplinary Direct Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Sagol Brain Institute, Tel-Aviv University and Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. His doctoral research, under the supervision of Prof. Talma Hendler, focused on uncovering neural and cognitive moderators underlying Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptom trajectories. During his postdoc at Yale, he aims to further elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying anxiety- and stress-related disorders, in order to advance mechanisms-based personalized treatments and improve the life quality of individuals suffering from these debilitating disorders.

Education & Training

  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University (2022)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Tel-Aviv University (2021)
  • PhD
    Tel-Aviv University, Neuroscience (Direct PhD) (2020)
  • BSc (Hon)
    Tel-Aviv University, Neuroscience (Biology & Psychology) (2015)


  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow
    New Haven, CT, United States 2021
    Levy Decision Neuroscience Lab and Harpaz-Rotem Post Traumatic Stress Lab
  • Analytic and Statistic Models in Management
    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel (2020-2021)
    Teaching Assistant
  • Scientific Collaboration
    Utrecht, UT, Netherlands 2020
    Processing & Visualization in Diffusion Imaging (Prof. Alexander Leemans)
  • Human Brain Project (HBP) High Potential Mentoring Programme for Early Career Stage Scientists
    Virtual (2019-2020)
    Mentor: Prof. Katrin Amunts, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf & Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Human Brain Project (HBP) Student Ambassador
    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel (2018-2021)
    Student Ambassador
  • Human Brain Project (HBP) Diversity and Equal Opportunities Committee (DEOC)
    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel (2018-2021)
    Student Representative
  • Scientific Collaboration
    Oxford, England, United Kingdom 2017
    Hedonia: Translational Research Group (Prof. Morten Kringelbach)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP) Award The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)2022
Blavatnik Regional Awards NomineeYale University 2022
Outstanding Oral Presentation AwardYale Postdoctoral Association (YPA)2022
Fulbright Scholarship for Post-Doctoral FellowsFulbright US-Israel2021
Human Brain Project (HBP) Travel GrantHuman Brain Project (HBP)2020
Scholarship for Research & Commemoration of the History of the Jews in WolynWorld Association of Wolynian Jews in Israel2019
Scholarship for Social InvolvementStudent Services Division, Tel-Aviv University2018
Traveling Grant for Academic Trip to International ConferenceSagol School of Neuroscience and Adams Super Center for Brain Studies2017, 2018, 2019
Traveling Grant for Cooperation between Laboratories AbroadSagol School of Neuroscience & Adams Super Center for Brain Studies2017, 2020
Dean's ListSagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University2014
Rotary Award for Excellence in Academic StudiesRotary International and Kiryat-Tivon Local Council2013

Professional Service

Journal of Traumatic StressReviewer2019 - Present
Frontiers in PsychologyReviewer2019 - Present
Journal of Psychiatric ResearchReviewer2019 - Present
Journal of Affective DisordersReviewer2019 - Present
Psychological MedicineReviewer2019 - Present
Molecular PsychiatryReviewer2019 - Present
European Journal of PsychotraumatologyReviewer2019 - Present
Frontiers in PsychiatryReview Editor – Mood Disorders Section2019 - Present

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