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Ithai  Rabinowitch

Ithai Rabinowitch


Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience, Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2006.

Current position

Postdoctoral research fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle WA, USA


  1. Rabinowitch, I. and Bai, J. (2016). The foundations of cross-modal plasticity. Commun Integr Biol 9(2): e1158378.

  2. Rabinowitch, I., Laurent, P., Zhao, B., Walker, D., Beets, I., Schoofs, L., Bai, J., Schafer, W. R. and Treinin, M. (2016). Neuropeptide-Driven Cross-Modal Plasticity following Sensory Loss in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Biol 14(1): e1002348.

  3. Rabinowitch, I. and Schafer, W. R. (2015). Engineering new synaptic connections in the C. elegans connectome. Worm 4(2): e992668.

  4. Rabinowitch, I., Chatzigeorgiou, M., Zhao, B., Treinin, M. and Schafer, W. R. (2014). Rewiring neural circuits by the insertion of ectopic electrical synapses in transgenic C. elegans. Nat Commun 5: 4442.

  5. Rabinowitch, I., Chatzigeorgiou, M. and Schafer, W. R. (2013). A gap junction circuit enhances processing of coincident mechanosensory inputs. Curr Biol 23(11): 963-967.

  6. Ben Arous, J., Tanizawa, Y., Rabinowitch, I., Chatenay, D. and Schafer, W. R. (2010). Automated imaging of neuronal activity in freely behaving Caenorhabditis elegans. J Neurosci Methods 187(2): 229-234.

  7. Rabinowitch, I. and Segev, I. (2008). Two opposing plasticity mechanisms pulling a single synapse. Trends Neurosci 31(8): 377-383.

  8. Rabinowitch, I. and Schafer, W. (2008). Neuronal remodeling on the evolutionary timescale. J Biol 7(10): 37.

  9. Rabinowitch, I., London, M. and Segev, I. (2008). A theoretical view of the neuron as a plastic input-output device. In: Stuart, G. (ed). Dendrites, Oxford University Press , pp. 321–350.

  10. Rabinowitch, I. and Segev, I. (2006). The endurance and selectivity of spatial patterns of long-term potentiation/depression in dendrites under homeostatic synaptic plasticity. J Neurosci 26(52): 13474-13484.

  11. Rabinowitch, I. and Segev, I. (2006). The interplay between homeostatic synaptic plasticity and functional dendritic compartments. J Neurophysiol 96(1): 276-283.

  12. Bukchin, J. and Rabinowitch, I. (2006). A branch-and-bound based solution approach for the mixed-model assembly line-balancing problem for minimizing stations and task duplication costs. Eur J Oper Res 174: 492-508.

Protocols by Ithai Rabinowitch
  1. Artificial Optogenetic TRN Stimulation of C. elegans