Prof. Frederic Libersat: Curriculum Vitae

1. PERSONAL DETAILS

Name:

Frederic Libersat

Date of Birth:

March 20, 1960, Arcachon, France

Citizenship:

Israeli and French

Marital Status:

Divorced + two children

Address at work:

 

Dept. of Life Sciences,

Ben Gurion University; Beer Sheva, Israel.

Phone: 972-7-6472112/3; Fax: 972-7-6461710

E-mail: libersat@bgu.ac.il

2. EDUCATION

1981

B.Sc. University of Bordeaux; Biology.

1983

M.Sc. University of Bordeaux;  Neuroscience.Advisor: Prof. B. Cardo; Thesis:  Neuronal substrateof self-stimulation behavior in the lateral hypothalamus of the rat brain (First place in Masters (D.E.A.) competition in Academy of Bordeaux, awarded a National Fellowship Award of the French Ministry of Industry and Research, in support of doctoral research).

1986

Ph.D. University of Bordeaux (with honors); Neuroscienceand Pharmacology. Advisor: Dr. Francois Clarac; Thesis: Sensory control of the locomotory cycle:  Role of leg mechanoreceptors in the modulation of the crab locomotory motor pattern.

 3. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1986-88; 1989-91

Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Zoology, Hebrew University. Subject: Neurobiology of peripheral and central feedback loops in locomotion. Advisor, Prof. Jeffrey M. Camhi.

1988-1989

Postdoctoral Fellow: Section of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University, N.Y. Subject: Neurobiology of acoustic startle behavior in flying insects.  Advisor, Prof. Ronald R. Hoy.

1991-1995

Lecturer in the Dept of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University. Beer Sheva.

1995-2001

Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University. Beer Sheva.

1998-1999

Visiting Scholar in the Division of Neurobiology, Arizona Research Labs, University of Arizona,Tucson, AZ

2001-2005

Associate Professor in the Dept of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University. Beer Sheva

2005-present

Full Professor in the Dept of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University. Beer Sheva

4. HONORS AND AWARDS

1983

First place in Masters (D.E.A.) competition in the Academy of Bordeaux.

1983-1985

National Fellowship Award of the French Ministry of Industry and Research, in support of doctoral research

Grass Foundation Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole

1991

Guastalla Fellowship Award from the Raschi Foundation

1995

The Belle and Murray Nathan Career Development Chair in Neurobiology

1998

Bernard Katz Prize winner and lecturer (Feb. 1998, Heidelberg)

Last Updated: 20/12/2005