Prof. Irit Akirav

Prof. Irit Akirav

Director of the Learning and Memory Lab at the Department of Psychology, University of Haifa
Israel

Prof. Akirav is the director of the learning and Memory lab at the Department of Psychology, University of Haifa and the chair of the Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in stress, memory and plasticity. One of the main interests in the lab is studying the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and other stress-related disorders.