Shai Silberberg

Program Director, Channels, Synapses and Circuits
Director of Research Quality
Division of Extramural Activities

Dr. Shai D. Silberberg is a Program Director in the Channels Synapses and Circuits cluster with a focus on the molecular structure, function, and regulation of ion channels and transporters in health and disease. Prior to joining NINDS, Dr. Silberberg was an Associate Professor in the Department of Life Science at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, investigating the biophysical functions and physiological roles of various ion channels. Dr. Silberberg obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology on frequency modulation of transmitter release. He acquired postdoctoral training in ion channel physiology and biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine and at the University of Miami School of Medicine, studying Ca and K currents in vascular smooth muscle cells, and single channel gating of cloned Ca-activated K channels. Dr. Silberberg is also an Adjunct Investigator in the Intramural Research Program of NINDS studying the molecular mechanism of action of ATP-gated receptor channels (P2X receptors).