Sebastian Kadener, PhD, was trained at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. In 2008, he joined the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he currently holds a senior lecturer position. Dr. Kadener studies the circadian clock -- a mechanism that controls the sleep/wake cycle -- and neurodegeneration in pre-clinical models, the production and function of circular RNAs (molecules involved in protein production) and the role of circRNAs in the function of brain cells and in behavior. Dr. Kadener is the author of 35 articles published in prestigious scientific journals. He receives research funding from American, European and Israeli government agencies and private foundations, for example, Starter and Consolidator ERC Awards, Human Frontiers Science Program, Leir Foundation Grant, Israel Science Foundation Grant and Niedersachsen-Israeli Research grant.