As a Professor of Neuroscience, Dr. Friedman has held the Dennis Chair in Epilepsy Research in the Medical Faculty at Dalhousie University since 2014. Previously, he has also served as a Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Cell Biology at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Between 2011 and 2014, Dr. Friedman acted as the director of the Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience and led the establishment of the new Interfaculty School for Brain Sciences, at Ben-Gurion University. In 2007 Dr. Friedman won the prestigious Michael Prize for Epilepsy research on his discoveries on the role of vascular pathology in epilepsy. Dr. Friedman’s research focuses on how nerve cells, glia and vasculature, interact to underlie abnormal brain functions following traumatic and ischemic brain injuries.
Dr. Friedman has published over 110 papers and chapters in books and submitted 5 patents on diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. He has extensive experience in basic, translational and clinical research on pathologies arising from vascular integrity in the central nervous system (CNS), development and implementation of novel imaging methods for the diagnosis of vascular pathology using analysis algorithms for evaluation of blood-neural barrier integrity.