Neurobiology ; Psychology
Prof. Kobi Rosenblum is the head of the Laboratory for Research of Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Learning and Memory (since 2001) in the Sagol Dept. of Neurobiology, University of Haifa, which he has cofounded and chaired for 10 years. The laboratory currently consists of four research associates, four post docs, and five post graduate students. Prof. Rosenblum is also head of the Center for Gene Manipulation in the Brain, University of Haifa, since its foundation in 2009.
In his research, Prof. Rosenblum focuses on molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory. In addition, his research aims at gaining insight regarding targets for cognitive enhancement and treatments for brain disease, using advanced methods spanning molecular biology, advanced microscope imaging, electrophysiology, and behavioral assays.
He holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the Dept. of Neurobiology, Feinberg Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science (Cum Laude). Prof. Rosenblum has been a postdoctoral EMBO fellow at the Neuroscience Institute of the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, and later a research associate with a Royal Society Fellowship at the same institute. He has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers, three book chapters, four patents in the field of neuroscience.
In 2016, a start-up company, Protekt Therapeutics Ltd., has been established based on his research, in which he serves as the Chief Scientific Officer. Throughout his career, Prof. Rosenblum has been awarded numerous prestigious fellowships, grants, and awards.
Prof. Rosenblum is the president of the European Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society.