When Dr. Tomer Langberg, a Ph.D. graduate in neuroscience from the University of California, searched for a post-doctoral position, Tel Aviv University was at the top of his list. However, joining TAU would not have been possible without the Tanenbaum Fellowship. Langberg researches the role of neurons in creating memories. His work may have major implications for understanding memory-related neuropsychiatric conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Langberg first discovered TAU when he met a few former graduate students of Prof. Inna Slutsky. Slutsky, of the Sackler School of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience, is a world-renowned expert in the science behind Alzheimer’s disease and is the winner of the Metlife Foundation Award for Research in Alzheimer’s disease. Langberg now works in her lab. “She is a fantastic mentor,” says Langberg of Slutsky. “In the lab, we use state-of-the-art technology, and I’m learning from the best people to use it. I could not be happier to be here and to have been awarded this Fellowship,” he adds.
However, coming here would not have been possible without the Tanenbaum Fellowship’s financial support. “TAU’s Neuroscience School is amazing, and there is real progress being made here to understand the brain,” Langberg says. “However, fellowship stipends for post-docs in Israel are relatively low, so the Tanenbaum Fellowship has been essential in enabling me to continue my studies here.”
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This year, we have something very special to celebrate; TAU Canada’s 50th Anniversary. We have so many reasons to be thankful, from the people who have shaped our success to the events that have powered our growth and the numerous remarkable achievements that pave the way to a prosperous future. Our donors, students, staff, volunteers, and so many others have contributed to making TAU Canada exceptional. Thank you all for making the last five decades incredible!