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Noam Shemesh

  1. Noam Shemesh, PhD
    Principal Investigator

  2. Noam received his BSc in 2006 from the School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel, where he continued to a direct track PhD in Prof. Yoram Cohen’s group. During his PhD, Noam harnessed advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methodologies to investigate micro-architectures of highly heterogeneous and complex systems, with special emphasis on the elusive–yet equally paramount–characterizations of the brain’s gray matter. For this work, Noam received the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and was subsequently elected a Junior Fellow of the Society. Following the completion of his thesis in 2011, Noam joined Prof. Lucio Frydman’s group at the Chemical Physics Department in the Weizmann Institute of Science as a post-doctoral fellow, where he worked on ultrahigh field MR Spectroscopy of brain metabolites and on the development of novel ultrasensitive MRI techniques aimed at resolving cellular size distributions in the brain. In 2014, after a brief EMBO Fellowship in the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Noam moved to the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme in Lisbon, Portugal, to establish his own Lab, which focuses on investigating longitudinal modulations in global brain function, their underlying microstructural origins, and their correlation with ensuing behaviors in both normal and diseased CNS via advanced MRI coupled with optognetics and optical microscopy.

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