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Our Team

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Dr. Liron Rozenkrantz

Principal Investigator

Liron holds a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the Weizmann Institute of Science and completed her post-doctoral training at the MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences department and at the Harvard Program in Placebo Studies.


She is fascinated with the idea that our beliefs and expectations can drive a real biological impact! 


Dr. Nur Abu-Ahmad

Lab Manager

Nur is our lab manager. She completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the Hebrew University, where she studied brain-liver crosstalk.


Nur is interested in the biological and biochemical mechanisms underlying the mutual communication between the brain and peripheral organs in the body.


Joint Ph.D. Student

Tal is a joint Ph.D. student with Dr. Sivan Spitzer in our faculty. She is an expert rehabilitation psychologist after completing her M.A. at Ariel University. 

Tal is exploring people's beliefs and conceptions about diabetes, and will lead an attempt to increase medical compliance in pre-diabetic patients by altering their misconceptions of the disease.


Nofar Mizrachi

Ph.D. Student

Nofar is a Ph.D. student in our lab. She holds an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Haifa.

Nofar is exploring the link between the mind, brain and body, specifically the immune system. She explores how people's perception of their immune system may influence daily well-beingdevelops ways to assess such perception, and investigates how it may relate to objective immune function.


Yehia Dabbah

Ph.D. Student

Yehia is an Ph.S. student in our lab. He is a registered nurse (B.A.) and holds a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Ariel University.

Yehia is interested in the influences of mind over body. In his Ph.D., he is looking into the relationship between different states of mind and the metabolic system. 


Natali Mashkovich

Medical Research Student

Natali is a Medical Student in the accelerated 4-year program in the faculty. She holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the Hebrew University.

Natali has joined our lab in order to conduct her Capstone research project with us, in collaboration with Dr. Rotem Kahalon in our faculty. She is studying high-risk pregnancy, and in particular whether women's self efficacy following a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis is associated with adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes.

Lab Alumni

Hodaya Verdiger,
Research Assistant 2022-3,
Currently a Ph.D. student at the Weizmann Institute

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