Prof. Einat Haim
Fields of Research
Prof. Einat Haim
School of Behavioral Sciences
  • Circadian rhythms disturbances, depression and metabolic syndrome

  • Chronotypes and well-being

  • Validity and reproducibility of animal models for affective disorders

Short Bio

Haim Einat is a professor at the School of Behavioral Sciences and head of the Graduate Research Program, Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College in Israel and a visiting professor at the School of Medicine, Aristoteles University, Thessaloniki, Greece.  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.

Whereas during most of his career professor Einat studied the underlying biology of major psychiatric disorders, he somewhat “switched areas” in the last few years and now he is mostly focused on studying in both human subjects and animal models the range of effects of manipulation of the circadian rhythms and circadian rhythms disturbances. His work is highly recognized by the scientific community with over 130 publications in the professional literature, numerous conference presentations and approximately 6000 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 of 130 papers, citations to date per Google Scholar: 5905, hindex - 41, i10 index – 97

  • Bilu C, Einat H, Zimmet P, Kronfeld-Schor N (2022) Circadian rhythms-related disorders in diurnal fat sand rats under modern lifestyle conditions: A review. Front. Physiol.13:963449. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.963449.

  • Lan A, Kotler D, Kronfeld-Schor N, Stukalin Y, Einat H (2022) Changes in sleep patterns of college students in Israel during COVID-19 lockdown, a sleep diaries study. Sleep and Biological Rhythms 20(2):309-314.

  • Bilu C, Kronfeld-Schor N, Zimmet P, Einat H (2022) Sex differences in the response to circadian disruption in diurnal sand rats. Chronobiology International39(2):169-185.

  • Oved S, Mofaz M, Lan A, Einat H, Kronfeld-Schor N, Yamin D, Shmueli E (2021) Differential effects of COVID-19 lockdowns on well-being: interaction between age, gender and chronotype. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 18(179):20210078.

  • Kazavchinsky L, Dahan S, Einat H (2020) Exploring test batteries for affective- and anxiety-like behaviors in female and male ICR and black Swiss mice. Acta Neuropsychiatrica. 32:293-302.

  • Langer E, Einat H, Stukalin Y (2020) Similarities and dissimilarities in the effects of benzodiazepines and specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the defensive marbles burying test: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 36: 38-49

  • 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.

  • Wang J, Yun Q, Qian JJ, Song HR, Wang L, Inkabi SE, Xu RJ, Hu YM, Zhang WN, Einat H  (2019) Mice lacking the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1α exhibit hyperactivity. Neuropsychobiology. 78(4):182-188.

  • Bilu C, Einat H, Barak O, Zimmet P, Vishnevskia-Dai V, Govrin A, Agam G, Kronfeld-Schor N (2019) Is there a “Circadian Syndrome”? Linking type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiac hypertrophy and depression in the diurnal animal model. Scientific Reports. 14:9(1):11865.

  • 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.