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Associate Prof. at the Faculty of Life Sciences, and affiliated with the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain research center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Prof. Okun has received his Ph.D. in Biology from Bar Ilan University in 2007 and then moved to be a post-doctoral research fellow at the National institute on Aging at the National Institute of Health, Baltimore, MD. Following his post-doctoral fellowship, Eitan has accepted his current position as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar Ilan University. His research focuses on both basic and translational neuroscience in both rodents and humans. On the translation branch of the laboratory, Eitan develops vaccination strategies to delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease and develops biomarkers for earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkins's disease.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bar-Ilan University

Jan 2004Jan 2007

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Master, Bar-Ilan University

Jan 2002Jan 2004

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Bachelor, Bar-Ilan University

Jan 2000Jan 2002

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

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