Avital Rodal, Ph. D.

Brandeis University
Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology

Avital Rodal grew up in Ottawa, Canada. She attended MIT for her undergraduate studies in Biology and Chemical Engineering, and then University of California Berkeley for her doctoral studies in Molecular and Cell Biology. She then did her postdoctoral work with Troy Littleton back at MIT, in the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. She is currently an associate professor at  Brandeis University, where she studies intracellular transport in neurons. She has been the recipient of NIH Pathway to Independence and NIH Director's New Innovator awards, a Pew scholar award, and the NINDS Landis Award for mentorship. Outside of the lab, she enjoys gardening, hanging out with her dogs and teenaged kids, and getting running tips from her husband.