Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Ben-Gurion University, Negev, Israel
Galila Agam, PhD, is Full Professor of Biochemistry in Psychiatry since 2009 at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.She is the past chairperson of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology and the director of the Psychiatry Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. She has published more than 150 papers in reputed journals, wrote 50 chapters in books/collective volumes, edited one book and three international journals' special issues and won numerous prestigeous research grants.
molecular mechanism of the mood stabilizing effect of lithium salts (lithium), the drug of choice for bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Within this scope recent particular topics include mitochondrial function, autophagy and neuroinflamation.