Daniel M. Michaeson,PhD, is Professor of Neurobiology in the Department of Neurobiochemistry at Tel Aviv University. He graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a B.Sc. in physics. Following this, he received his Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Michaelson returned to Israel in 1975 to become a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry at Tel Aviv University. He became a full Professor of Neurobiology in 1988, and has spent time as a Visiting Professor at both Stanford and Yale Universities. He is currently the incumbent of the Myriam Lebach Chair in Molecular Neurodegeneration at Tel Aviv University.