Academic background*Zinman College for Physical Education & Sport Wingate Institute , Israel . B.Ed, Specialization in cardiac rehabilitation 1984-1988 Physical education
*Tel Aviv University, Department of Physiology, Israel. MSc 1992-1995 Thesis: ""Immune response to exercise among gymnasts and untrained girls and among female judoka and untrained subjects""
*Tel Aviv University, Department of Physiotherapy, Israel B.P.T 1994-1998 Physiotherapy
*The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Department of Physiology Israel. PhD
2003-2007 Dissertation: “Combined heat acclimation and exercise training: Molecular and physiological adaptation in cardiac and Soleus muscles”
University of California Irvine Pediatric department.
*Post-doctoral fellowship: Professor Dan M. Copper Director of the institute for Clinical Translational Science.US 2007-2008. Exercise induced asthma
Research interestsMy main field of research is physical activity in healthy individuals as well as in the medically compromised. In the Physical Therapy Department (my current position) I have focused on human performance (young and older adults, athletes and disabled individuals) with different exercise requirements. My laboratory is equipped with advanced instruments to monitor and measure metabolic, cardio-pulmonary, and kinematic variables. The combination of my training as a physiotherapist and my expertise in the field of exercise physiology enabled me to address the relationship between the metabolic cost of mechanical and cognitive loads.
A sample projectExamination of the metabolic cost of performance of a cognitive task while walking. The usage of eye-tracking technologies in indor climbing.