CV

A short summary of my career path:

From 2015: Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK. This is a highly-competitive fellowship to establish independent lines of research (1 of 8 fellowships for all the UK).

2012-2014: Postdoctoral research fellow at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK. I worked with John Duncan and studied the neural representations of task-related information.

2011-2012: Postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Psychological Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. I worked with Galit Yovel and looked at the neural representations of objects in the visual system and how they are modulated by surrounding objects.

2004-2010: PhD in systems neuroscience at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. I worked with Izhar Bar-Gad and Moshe Abeles and used single-cell recordings and electrical stimulation in the basal ganglia to understand the neural mechanisms underlying deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinsonism.

2000-2004: Software engineer, Dmatek Ltd. (currently 3M), Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1999-2002: B.Sc. Summa cum Laude in Computer Science and Psychology (2 majors), Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

 

Selected awards:

2014: Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship, The Royal Society, UK (£337.8K)

2012: European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship (£73K)

2011: Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Royal Society and British Academy, UK (£99K)

 

I am an #AcademicMama and was featured in the Royal Society ‘Parent Carer Scientist’ campaign:

https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/diversity-in-science/parent-carer-scientist/yaara-erez/

 

More links:

The Royal Society announcement – Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellows

My Royal Society page

My Cambridge Neuroscience page

My Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU) page