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Ziv Ben-Zion, PhD

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow

Biography

Ziv is a current Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow affiliated with both Levy Decision Neuroscience Lab and Harpaz-Rotem Post Traumatic Stress Lab at Yale University School of Medicine. Ziv received his B.Sc. in Biology, Psychology & Neuroscience (Summa Cum Laude) in 2015, from the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel-Aviv University. He completed an Interdisciplinary Direct Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Sagol Brain Institute, Tel-Aviv University and Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Ziv's 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

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

Activities

  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow
    New Haven, United States 2021
    Levy Decision Neuroscience Lab and Harpaz-Rotem Post Traumatic Stress Lab
  • Analytic and Statistic Models in Management
    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (2020-2021)
    Teaching Assistant
  • Scientific Collaboration
    Utrecht, 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, Israel (2018-2021)
    Student Ambassador
  • Human Brain Project (HBP) Diversity and Equal Opportunities Committee (DEOC)
    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (2018-2021)
    Student Representative
  • Scientific Collaboration
    Oxford, United Kingdom 2017
    Hedonia: Translational Research Group (Prof. Morten Kringelbach)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fulbright Scholarship for Post-Doctoral FellowsFulbright US-Israel2021
Human Brain Project (HBP) Travel GrantHuman Brain Project (HBP)2020
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

OrganizationRoleDate
Journal of Traumatic StressReviewer2019 - Present
Frontiers in PsychologyReviewer2019 - Present
Journal of Psychiatric ResearchReviewer2019 - Present
Journal of Affective DisordersReviewer2019 - Present
Psychological MedicineReviewer2019 - Present

Departments & Organizations