Associate Professor of Medical Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Joshua A. Goldberg, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medical Neurobiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He received a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Systems and Computational Neuroscience from the Hebrew University, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Texas in San Antonio. After a three-year sojourn in the Medical Device industry in Israel, where he led the development and testing of a vagal nerve stimulation lead for treatment of congestive heart failure, Dr. Goldberg accepted a position of Research Assistant Professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Goldberg’s research focuses on basal ganglia (BG) physiology and movement disorders at multiple brain scales by combining techniques in cellular, systems and computational neuroscience, which include: slice electrophysiology in conjunction with multiphoton imaging, micorendoscopic imaging in freely moving animals, optogenetics/chemogenetics and analytical and numerical modeling. In recent years he has become particularly interested in understanding how cell physiological responses to neuronal vulnerability and synucleinopathies underlie the non-motor prodromal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as constipation, dysautonmia, anxiety & depression and chronic pain. His research has been funded by grants from the European Research Council (ERC), The Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP), European Commission (EC), The Israeli Science Foundation (ISF), The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), The German-Israeli Foundation (GIF) and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF).