Fields of Research
  • Underlying biology of affective disorders

  • Circadian rhythms disturbances, depression and metabolic syndrome

  • Validity and reproducibility of animal models for affective disorders

  • Individual variability in the response to mood stabilizing drugs

  • Autophagy and affective disorders

Prof. Einat Haim
School of Nursing Science

Short Bio

Prof. Haim Einat is a professor at the School of Behavioral Sciences, Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College in Israel and an adjunct professor at the Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota, USA.  Professor Einat received diverse education with an undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, followed by graduate degrees in zoology (from Tel-Aviv University) and in neuroscience and behavioral sciences (McMaster University, Canada) and finally a Ph.D. in psychopharmacology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.  Professor Einat received additional training as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute for Mental Health in Bethesda, MD and in 2004 accepted a faculty position at the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota.  In 2011, Professor Einat moved back to his home country Israel and took his current position.


Professor Einat is using a combined behavioral, biochemical and molecular approach to study the underlying biology of affective disorders and to identify possible novel drug targets.  His work is highly recognized by the scientific community with over 110 publications in the professional literature, numerous conference presentations and approximately 5000 citations.  Professor Einat also serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals in his field of research and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for most scientific journals in the field as well as a reviewer for many of the granting agencies.


Selected Publications

Total 116 including 101 peer reviewed publications and 15 invited papers, book chapters or letters. Total citations to date per Google Scholar: 4881, h index - 37, i10 index – 87.

  1. Stukalin Y, Lan A, Einat H (2020) Revisiting the validity of the mouse tail suspension test: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of prototypic antidepressants. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 112:39-47. 

  2. Zimmet P, Alberti G, Stern N, Bilu C, El-Osta S, Einat H, Kronfeld-Schor N (2019) The Circadian Syndrome. Journal of Internal Medicine. 286:181-191.

  3. Stukalin Y, Einat H (2019) Analyzing test batteries in animal models of psychopathology with multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) to increase external validity. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 178: 51-56.

  4. Einat H, Ezer I, Kara NZ, Belzung C (2018) Individual responses of rodents in modeling of affective disorders and in their treatment: prospective review.  Acta Neuropsychiatrica. 30(6): 323-333.

  5. Kara NZ, Stukalin Y, Einat H (2018) Revisiting the validity of the mouse forced swim test: systemic review and meta-analysis of the effects of prototypic antidepressants. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews. 84:1-11.

  6. Kara NZ, Flaisher-Grinberg S, Anderson GW, Agam G, Einat H (2018) Mood stabilizing effects of rapamycin and its analog temsirolimus: relevance to autophagy. Behavioural Pharmacology. 29(4):379-384.

  7. Kara NZ, Toker L, Agam G, Anderson GW, Belmaker RH and Einat H (2013) Trehalose induced antidepressant-like effects and autophagy enhancement in mice. Psychopharmacology, 229(2): 367-75.

  8. Kronfeld-Schor N, Einat H (2012) Circadian rhythms and depression: Human Psychopathology and Animal Models. Neuropharmacology, 62(1): 101-114 (Special issue, Anxiety & Depression).

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