Dr. Okun received his PhD from Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, in 2006. From 2007 to 2011, he obtained postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Health, National Institute on Aging, in the Laboratory of Neurosciences. In 2011, he moved to the Mina and Everard Goodman faculty of Life Sciences in Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel as a senior lecturer. Here he leads a versatile research team aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and ischemic brain stroke, as well as the molecular mechanisms governing learning and memory processes during aging. These goals are accomplished using state-of-the-art techniques from molecular biology tools to cognitive behavior tasks that allow molecular understand of complex behaviors in pre-clinical models.