Orna Issler

Orna Issler, PhD

  • INSTRUCTOR | Neuroscience

Research Topics:

Bioinformatics, Brain, Depression, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Prefrontal Cortex, Psychiatry, RNA, Stress

Dr. Orna Issler earned her BA in Biology and Psychology from Tel-Aviv University in Israel and her MSc and PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel from the Department of Neurobiology. During her graduate work in the laboratory of Alon Chen, she studied microRNAs in stress, anxiety, and depression. Currently, she is an Instructor at the Icahn School of medicine at Mount Sinai, in the Neuroscience department in the laboratory of Eric Nestler. There she expanded her interests to the study of the role of long noncoding RNAs in mood disorders, focusing on sex-specific targets. For her research, Dr. Issler won multiple awards, including ISPG Gershon Paper of the Year Award, the Leon Levy Fellowship, and the NARSAD Young Investigator Award. Collectively, Dr. Issler's expertise is in studying the role of noncoding RNAs in neuroscience, combining genome-wide assays and gene-to-behavior approaches to achieve real translational impact.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Neuroscience [NEU]


BAs, Tel Aviv university

MSc,PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science