Prof. Ilan Lampl

Prof. Ilan Lampl

Associate professor


Phone: +972-8 9343179; +972-8 9344131




1988 BA, Biology and Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1995 Ph.D. Neurobiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Academic Career

1995 – 1997 Postdoc, University of Washington, Seattle WA
1997 – 2002 Postdoc , Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2002 – Senior Scientist (assistant professor), Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
since 2010 Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology, The Weizmann Institute of Science


Awards and Honors

1986 Dean’s Award, Hebrew University
1992 Wolf Foundation Award for graduated students.
1992 Landau Foundation Award for distinction in Ph.D. research, Mifal Hapayis, Israel.
1992 Katzir Foundation for Ph.D. Research, Weizmann Institute
1994 International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP) Award for Long-term Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
1994 Wolfson Foundation -Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
2002 Clore Prize for new Scientist
2008 Neufeld Memorial Research Grant, United States- Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)


Memberships, academic and professional functions

2010 – 2011 Member of the Israel Society of Neuroscience (ISFN) committee
2014 – The department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute. Head of the Search committee.
2016 – Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), Member. Max Planck Society.


Most important publications

  1. Cohen-Kashi Malina K, Mohar B, Rappaport AN, Lampl I. Local and thalamic origins of correlated ongoing and sensory-evoked cortical activities. Nat Commun. 2016;7:12740.
  2. Mohar B, Ganmor E, Lampl I. Faithful Representation of Tactile Intensity under Different Contexts Emerges from the Distinct Adaptive Properties of the First Somatosensory Relay Stations. J Neurosci. 2015 May 6;35(18):6997–7002.
  3. Ganmor E, Katz Y, Lampl I. Intensity-dependent adaptation of cortical and thalamic neurons is controlled by brainstem circuits of the sensory pathway. 2010 Apr 29;66(2):273–86.
  4. Okun M, Naim A, Lampl I. The subthreshold relation between cortical local field potential and neuronal firing unveiled by intracellular recordings in awake rats. J Neurosci. 2010 Mar 24;30(12):4440–8.
  5. Okun M, Lampl I. Instantaneous correlation of excitation and inhibition during ongoing and sensory-evoked activities. Nat Neurosci. 2008 May;11(5):535–7.