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Shimon Amir PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, Affiliate Professor, Department of Biology, Affiliate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Concordia University
Participates in 1 Session

Dr. Shimon Amir isProfessor of Psychology and Affiliate professor in the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Hisresearch focuses on identifying the neurobiological basis of circadian rhythms in rodent models. He studies the behavioral, neural, hormonal, and molecular mechanisms that regulate the expression of circadian clock genes in the brain, and investigate the role of these genes in the regulation of behavior and physiology.Amir received his PhD in Psychology from McGill University and in 1979 joined the Department of Isotope Research and Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. In 1988, he joined the Department of Psychology at Concordia and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1991. He has served as Director of the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology from 2009-2021. He was elected to the Board of Governors of Concordia in 2007 and has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board from 2011-2016. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Fellow of the American Association for the advancement of Science; Fellow of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology; Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science; Member of the Provost Circle of Distinction; Honorary Concordia University Research Chair; and Distinguished University Research Professor.

Sessions in which Shimon Amir PhD participates

Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM | 15 minutes