I earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and computational biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In graduate school I studied neural population organization and dynamics in the mouse auditory cortex using two-photon imaging. I did my post-doctoral work  at the University of California, San Francisco, studying cortical-hippocampal communication during memory consolidation using electrophysiological recordings in freely-behaving rats. I am married to Ada and am the father of Ilai and Hillel.