Dr. Dmitry Rodin. Post-Doctoral Fellow
I started my academic career at the Saint-Petersburg Technological Institute (Technical University), Russia in 2002. In the middle of my master's studies I did an internship in genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. One year in this wonderful country was enough to understand that I would be happy to return.
In 2015, I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis in genetics at the State University of Saint-Petersubrg. My Thesis Title was: “The Effect of Amyloid Precursor Protein Expression on Drosophila Nerve Cells. A Search for new Antiamyloidogenic Compounds”. I decided to continue my scientific career abroad and applied to several Post-Doc positions in Europe and Israel. After a month of interviews, I got a position in Prof. Pinhasov's Laboratory of Behavioural and Molecular Psychiatry at Ariel University. The main focus of my current work is the search for functional genomic and hormonal fingerprints of vulnerability to stress-induced drug addiction that can be used as clinical prognostic tools.