Einor Ben Assayag

Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel

Einor Ben Assayag holds a Ph.D. degree. She is a doctor of human genetics and molecular medicine, and she has more than 12 years of research experiences in the area of inflammation and stroke. Assayag is the Head of research group in stroke and dementia at Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and is also an external lecturer on stroke and dementia at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. In particular, her researches have been focused on inflammatory and cholinergic interaction in stroke and vascular dementia and on genetic of inflammatory and cholinergic genes in these diseases. Since 2008, Assayag has been the Head of the TABASCO (Tel-Aviv Brain Acute Stroke Cohort) study, an ongoing, longitudinal cohort study seeking for predictors for poststroke cognitive and neurological deterioration. The study involves biochemical, neuroimaging, genetic, and psychological measures. In the last period, she is involved in studying the role of stress reactions in the development of cognitive changes associated with aging, dementia, and cerebral ischemia, which is known to accelerate neurodegenerative processes.

Biography Updated on 15 January 2012

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