Cohort 
2019

Adit Friedberg, MD

Behavioral Neurologist

I believe that the battle against dementia is one of the most important challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century.

Current Work

Adit is a behavioral neurologist interested in unraveling the neural mechanisms that underlie the emergence of visual artistic creativity in people with frontotemporal dementia.

Personal Hero

Dementia patients and their caregivers

Words of Strength

Love for the profession, making connections

Vision

In order to address these challenges, talent and expertise in various disciplines (medicine, genetics, engineering, etc.) are required.

Strategy

Adit uses advanced structural and functional neuroimaging techniques to delineate large scale brain networks that underlie changes in complex behaviors in patients with frontotemporal dementia. She is also using transcriptomics to explore the role of cellular senescence in neurodegenerative disease.

Motivation

The battle against dementia is one of the most important challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. Gaining a better understanding of the underlying disease mechanisms that lead to dementia, defining therapeutic targets, and designing effective treatment strategies all pose complex scientific challenges.

Education & Experience

Adit Friedberg is a neurology specialist trained in the Department of Neurology in the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. She received her MD from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (cum laude). She also completed a degree in Biotechnology Engineering (cum laude) from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Prior to pursuing her medical career, Adit Friedberg served a sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces.