Dr. Spiegel has returned to the Weizmann Institute, where he received his MSc and PhD in the Department of Molecular Cell Biology. He is currently in the Department of Neurobiology. Dr. Spiegel was born in Basel, Switzerland, and moved to Israel after high school. He went to Tel Aviv University, where he became fascinated by molecular and cellular biology, and by neuroscience. His career was at first devoted to neuronal cell biology, but during his postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School, he decided to shift to the challenging question of how gene regulation programs control circuit formation in the brain.
At Weizmann, Dr. Spiegel has established his own independent research group, called “How Experience Regulates Brain Function.” The lab uses a highly multidisciplinary approach.