Sagol faculty


Prof. Yosef Sarne

Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine

Tel: 03-6406078


Research topics:

  1. Drugs of abuse: cellular mechanisms of action and behavioral effects of opioid and cannabinoid drugs.
  2. Neuroprotection: biochemical mechanisms of pre- and post-conditioning.

Research methods: Cell cultures (neuronal cell lines); behavioral tests (learning and memory in mice); biochemical assays (Western blots, Elisa, enzyme activity); pharmacology (in vitro and in vivo);

Main projects in the lab include:

  1. Long-lasting behavioral effects of ultra-low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol.
  2. Long-term neurochemical effects of cannabinoid and opioid drugs.
  3. Neuroprotective and neurotoxic effects of cannabinoids: in vivo and in vitro studies.