Yehuda Ben-Shahar, PhD

Professor of Biology

Yehuda is originally from Herzeliya, Israel. He attended Tel-Aviv University for his undergraduate degree in The Life Sciences. His PhD research focused on the molecular genetics of social behaviors in the European honey bee. Yehuda received his postdoctoral training in neuroscience in the HHMI laboratory of Dr. Michael Welsh at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he worked on the neuronal functions of ligand-gated ion channels.