Research Postdoctoral Fellow, The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding the role of astrocytes in the brain. To do this, I will study astrocytes in the auditory system and their involvement in development and auditory plasticity.


B.S.   Tel Aviv University, Israel

Ph.D.   Bar-Ilan University, Israel


Selected Publications

Beker, S., Kellner, V., Chechik, G., and Stern, E.A. (2016). Learning to classify neural activity from a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease amyloidosis versus controls. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. 2, 39–48.

Menkes-Caspi, N., Yamin, H.G., Kellner, V., Spires-Jones, T.L., Cohen, D., and Stern, E.A. (2015). Pathological tau disrupts ongoing network activity. Neuron 85, 959–966.

Kellner, V., Menkes-Caspi, N., Beker, S., and Stern, E.A. (2014). Amyloid-β alters ongoing neuronal activity and excitability in the frontal cortex. Neurobiol. Aging 35, 1982–1991.

Beker, S., Kellner, V., Kerti, L., and Stern, E.A. (2012). Interaction between amyloid-β pathology and cortical functional columnar organization. J. Neurosci. 32, 11241–11249.



Department of Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

725 N. Wolfe St., WBSB 1001

Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: (410) 955-6949

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