Dr. Elkabes received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel where she was awarded the Feinberg Graduate School Award for Excellence. Dr. Elkabes pursued her post-doctoral training in Neurobiology at the NIH and Cornell University Medical College. She held a faculty appointment in the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, RWJMS-UMDNJ, before joining the faculty at NJMS, Rutgers.
Dr. Elkabes' research focuses on neuroprotection, neural regeneration, neuron-glia interactions, and mechanisms of neuropathic pain in animal models of spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. Her research has been funded by the NIH and NJCSCR. Dr. Elkabes has been a reviewer in NIH and DOD study sections, The Israel Science Foundation; The Marsden Fund Council, New Zealand; The Medical Research Council, U.K. Dr. Elkabes has served as an ad-hoc reviewer in numerous scientific journals.
Dr. Elkabes is a full member of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at Rutgers. She received the Golden Axon Award for excellence in neuroscience teaching at NJMS. She has served as an acting co-director, executive and admission committee member and first-year advisor in the NJMS-Rutgers joined Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program. She is the director of The Reynolds Family Spine Laboratory in the Department of Neurological Surgery at NJMS.
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Ph.D., 1985, Feinberg Graduate School of Weizmann Institute
M.S., 1980, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
B.S., 1977, Bosphorous University, Turkey