Yehuda Ben-Shahar, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology and Medicine at WashU
Dr. Ben-Shahar is the Associate Professor of Biology and Medicine at WashU. Yehuda is originally from Herzeliya, Israel, where he attended Tel-Aviv University for his undergraduate degree in The Life Sciences. Yehuda’s PhD research focused on the molecular genetics of social behaviors in the European honey bee. He 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.