Daphna Joel, Ph.D.

Daphna Joel, Ph.D., is head of the Psychobiology graduate program at the School of Psychological Sciences and a member of the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel-Aviv University. Joel studies the neural mechanisms of normal and abnormal behaviour, using mainly animal models of psychopathology. More recently, she has expanded her work to research questions related to brain, sex and gender, including the complex interplay between sex and environment in the development of psychopathology. She joined the faculty after receiving her Ph.D. in psychology in Tel-Aviv University in 1998 and the Alon fellowship for young Israeli scientists.