Efrat Levy, PhD

Efrat Levy, PhD


Research Scientist
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research Levy Lab Page
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
NYU Langone Medical Center Levy NYU Page

ELevy[at]nki.rfmh.org
P: (845)398-5540 (office)
P: (845)398-6669 (lab)
F: (845)398-5422

Publications

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Education

MSc (Endocrinology), School of Biological Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
PhD (Cell Biology), School of Biological Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Postdoctoral Training
Department of Biochemistry, New York University Medial Center, with Dr. Nicholas J. Cowan
Academic Appointments
Teaching Assistant, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Instructor, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Assistant Research Scientist in Molecular Biology, with Dr. Blas Frangione, Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.

Research Interests

Dr. Levy is interested in the cellular and biochemical events that lead to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. These studies include the identification of mutations in familial forms of amyloidoses and the effect of the resultant amino acid substitution on amyloidogenesis; identification of factors that affect the generation of amyloid proteins, that inhibit either the metabolism of the precursor protein or the tendency of the protein to aggregate into oligomeric and/or fibrillar forms; and study of neuroprotective proteins and the mechanisms of neuroprotection. These studies identify treatment targets for AD and other neurodegenerative disorders.