Uri Ashery is the head of the learning and memory lab and leads an interdisciplinary research team focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory and their link to neurodegenerative diseases. Educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Ashery completed his BSc in biology and chemistry in 1990 and his PhD in neurobiology (cum laude) in 1996. He undertook postdoctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany, before returning to Israel to join Tel Aviv University. In 2011, Prof. Ashery spearheaded the establishment of the Tel Aviv University Sagol School of Neuroscience, a unique multidisciplinary "ecosystem" where he served as head of school until 2020. Prof. Ashery has published more than 70 papers in top journals including Neuron, Acta Neuropathologica, PNAS and Nature Communication, and is supported by grants from funders including ISF, BSF, Teva, Brightfocus, The Michael J. Fox Foundation and NIH.