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Daphna Joel

Rethinking sex and brain beyond the binary: Mosaic brains in a multidimensional space

Prof. Dr. Daphna Joel received her Ph.D. in psychology at Tel-Aviv University (TAU) in 1998, and joined the faculty of TAU after receiving the Alon fellowship for young Israeli scientists Over the years, his work has been recognized through distinctions such as The Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in Neuroscience, McNight technological innovations in Neuroscience, NIH Javitz Neurosceince award, and Siegel Family Award for outstanding biomedical research.

Prof. Dr. Joel is presently the Chair of the PhD Committee at the The School of Psychological Sciences TAU, as well as a member of the Sagol School of Neuroscience TAU.

Her current research interests include questions related to brain, sex and gender. Ongoing studies in her lab attempt to characterize the relations between sex and brain structure and function; other studies focus on gender identity and sexuality.

She is also the author of ‘Gender Mosaic: Beyond the Myth of the Male and Female Brain.’