MSc/PhD Program
Shahaf Peleg

First Name:
Shahaf

Last Name:
Peleg

Country:
Israel

 

 



Shahaf Peleg

EDUCATION

College / University:
2003 - 2006: Ben Gurion University, Israel

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biology

Lab Experience:
Immunofluorescence, explant culture, microscopy, agarose gel electrophoresis, basic techniques in microbiology and molecular biology

Projects / Research:
July 2005 - May 2006: Investigated the effect of olfactory epithelial proliferation of new neurons in the olfactory bulb. Department of Morphology, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Scholarships:
2006 - 2007: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany
2005: The Amos De-Shalit Summer program for select students in Life Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:
As time goes by, aging begins to take its toll on us. Currently, medical technology allows us to replace lost limbs with artificial ones and failing organs with healthy transplants; however, the brain itself has no possible replacement. Therefore, my main interest is the aging process of the brain, the decline of its functions and the appearance of neurodegenerative diseases. My goal is to gain a broad perspective from different areas of the aging processes within the brain and find ways to preserve its vitality, delay aging and in essence, cure its damage. In accomplishing these goals, I hope to create and implement major improvements for each person’s quality of life.