The Open University of Israel
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Dr. Yair Ben-Chaim

Department of Natural Sciences

Updated: January 2013
 

Personal

Tel: 972-9-7781756
Fax: 972-9-7780661

E-mail: yairbc@openu.ac.il

Born: 1975
Status: Married +3

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Education

2002-2006 Ph.D. (summa cum laude), Neurobiology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2000-2002 M.Sc. Neurobiology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1997-2000 B.Sc. Biology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
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Areas of Interest

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Academic Positions

2012 - Visiting lecturer, Open University of Israel
2006 - 2011 Post-doctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
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Reference Articles

Ben Chaim Y, Bochnik S, Parnas I, Parnas H. (2013) Voltage Affects the Dissociation
Rate Constant of the m2 Muscarinic Receptor. PLoS One. Sep 3;8(9).

Kupchik YM, Barchad-Avitzur O, Wess J, Ben-Chaim Y, Parnas I, Parnas H (2011) A novel fast mechanism for GPCR-mediated signal transduction - Control of neurotransmitter release. J. Cell. Biol. 192(1):137-51

Ben-Chaim Y, Cheng M, Yau K-W. (2011) Unitary response of mouse olfactory receptor neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.;108(2):822-7

Ben-Chaim Y, Chanda B, Bezanilla F, Dascal N, Parnas I, Parnas H (2006) Movement of "Gating Charge" is Coupled to Ligand Binding in a G-protein Coupled Receptor.
Nature 444: 106-109.

Ben-Chaim Y, Tour O, Dascal N, Parnas I, Parans H (2003) The M2 muscarinic G- protein-coupled receptors is voltage sensitive. J. Biol. Chem. 278: 30248 - 30260.

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Selected Papers at Scientific Conferences

Ben-Chaim Y, Cheng M, Yau K-W. (2010) Unitary response of mouse olfactory receptor neurons.
Abstract for the 19th Annual Meeting of Israel Society for Neuroscience.

Ben-Chaim Y, Tour O, Dascal N, Parnas I, Parans H (2004) The M2 muscarinic
G-protein-coupled receptors is voltage sensitive. Abstract for Keystone Symposia (G Protein Coupled Receptors: Evolving Concepts and Drug Discovery).

Ben-Chaim Y, Tour O, Dascal N, Parnas I, Parans H (2003) The M1 and M2 muscarinic G-protein-coupled receptors are voltage sensitive. Abstract for the 12th Annual Meeting of Israel Society for Neuroscience.

Ben-Chaim Y, Tour O, Dascal N, Parnas I, Parnas H (2002) Is the G-protein coupled M2 muscarinic receptor a voltage sensor? Abstract for the 11th International Symposium on Cholinergic Mechanisms; Function and Dysfunction.

Ben-Chaim Y, Tour O, Dascal N, Parnas I, Parnas H (2002) The M1 and M2 muscarinic G-protein-coupled receptors are voltage sensitive. Abstract for the 11th Annual Meeting of Israel Society for Neuroscience.

Ben-Chaim Y, Tour O, Parnas I, Parnas H (2000) Acetylcholine blocks the G-protein activated inwardly rectifying K+ (GIRK) channel. Abstract for the 9th Annual Meeting of Israel Society for Neuroscience.

   
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