Sagol faculty


Prof. Moshe Rehavi

Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine

Tel: 03-6406595



Research topic: Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of drugs for neuropsychiatric disorders

Research methods: High affinity binding studies in brain and platelets, monoamines uptake measurement in brain synaptosomes and platelets, platelets aggregation, MRI, protein chemistry, behavioral tests

Main projects in the lab include:

  1. Presynaptic monoamine transportes and the vesicular monoamine transporter as targets for neuropsychiatric drugs
  2. Anxiolytic effects of new herbal treatment: mice models of anxiety and biochemical studies
  3. Quaternary serotonin-reuptake inhibitors as novel anti-platelet drugs
  4. Methylphenidate (Ritalin): abuse potential and long-term effects
  5. Neuronal rescue by Rasagiline (MAO-B inhibitor) in thiamine deficiency