Dalal Abu Amneh – Abbasi, M.Sc.

DAMAI am interested in characterizing organization and plasticity in the healthy brain as well as in conditions of de-myelination and re-myelination. My research combines tools of optogenetics, chemogenetics, functional and diffusion MRI (fMRI, DTI) besides behavioral testing and Immunofluorescence. Using MS animal model (Cuprizone), I aim to characterize sensory-motor functional connectivity in the mouse vibrissal system, both in normal and myelin-disrupted states. Also, I try to manipulate re-myelination in this model in a way that may lead to a more effective and faster myelin repair.

Education

2006- 2009: M.Sc. in Medical Sciences, Technion
2002-2006: B.A in Cognition Sciences & Psychology, Hebrew University

Publications

Pratt, H., Abbasi, D. A.-A., Bleich, N., Mittelman, N., & Starr, A. (2013). Spatiotemporal distribution of cortical processing of first and second languages in bilinguals. II. Effects of phonologic and semantic priming. Human Brain Mapping, 34(11), 2882–2898. http://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22109

Pratt, H., Abbasi, D. A.-A., Bleich, N., Mittelman, N., & Starr, A. (2013). Spatiotemporal distribution of cortical processing of first and second languages in bilinguals. I. Effects of proficiency and linguistic setting. Human Brain Mapping, 34(11), 2863–2881. http://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22111