Avital is a Scientific Analyst at aMoon. As a scientist at heart, Avital is motivated by discovery, the advancement of science, and the translation of scientific progress to impact human health. She uses her scientific background to research areas and companies on the leading-edge of healthcare, and keeps the aMoon team up to date with the most frontline technologies and unmet needs by working with key opinion leaders in the academic and scientific community.
Avital is a neuroscientist with over 10 years of experience in designing, leading, and executing cutting-edge research using highly diverse experimental tools and animal models. Prior to joining aMoon, Avital was a post-doctoral fellow at New York University, where she studied cortical memory in learning and sleep. Her studies of synaptic plasticity in response to motor learning were published in high impact scientific journals including Neuron, Nature Communications and PNAS.
Avital completed her PhD at the Hebrew University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, researching reinforcement learning processes in the Basal Ganglia. Her PhD work led to 14 papers published in leading scientific journals. Avital holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and Biology (Cum Laude) from Tel-Aviv University.