Anat Biegon, PhD

  • Professor of Neurology

Primary Department

  • Neurology


  • Bachelors Degree

  • Chemistry
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Masters Degree

  • Biochemistry
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • PhD

  • Neurobiology
    Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel
  • Post-Doctoral

  • Neuroendocrinology
    Rockefeller University, NYC, NY

Research Interests

  • Brain response to traumatic, ischemic or inflammatory insults
  • Sex differences and gonadal hormone modulation of brain function in health and disease
  • Development and validation of radiopharmaceuticals for non invasive imaging of neurotransmitter and hormone markers in the brain

Recent Publications

  • Hirshler YK, Polat U, Biegon A. Intracranial electrode implantation produces regional neuro- inflammation and memory deficits in rats. Exp Neurol. 222(1):42-50 (2010)
  • Biegon A, Kim,S-W, Alexoff DL, Jayne M, Carter P, Hubbard B, King P Logan J, Muench L, Pareto D, Schlyer D, Shea C, Telang F, Wang G-J, Xu Y and Fowler, JS. Unique distribution of aromatase in the human brain: in vivo studies with PET and [N-methyl-11C]vorozole. Synapse 64:801-807 (2010)
  • Grossman R., Paden, CM., Fry, PA., Rohdes, RS. and Biegon, A. Persistent region dependent neuroinflammation, NMDA receptor loss and atrophy in an animal model of penetrating brain injury. Future Neurology, 7: 329-339 (2012)
  • Biegon, A., Alia-Klein, N., Fowler, J. Potential contribution of aromatase inhibition to the effects of nicotine and related compounds on the brain. Front. Pharmacol. 3:185. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2012.00185 (2012)

Positions and Honors

  • Positions

  • 1982-1983 Visiting Scientist, Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. NJ
  • 1983-1988 Senior Scientist, Isotope Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 1988-1990 Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 1990-1991 Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NYU Medical Center
  • 1991-1992 Staff Physiologist, Center for Functional Imaging, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  • 1992-1994 Director, Dept. of Pharmacology, Pharmos Ltd.
  • 1994-1999 Vice President, Research and Development, Pharmos Corp. Israel-USA
  • 1996-1998 Visiting Professor, Dept of Psychology, Tel Aviv University
  • 1999-2003 Staff Biochemist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2003-present Senior Scientist, Medical Dept., Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • 2004-2012 Adjunct professor, Dept. Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook
  • 2012-present Professor of Neurology, SUNY at Stony Brook
  • Honors

  • 1980-1982 Chaim Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • 1983-1986 Charles E. Revson Career Development Chair
  • 1985 (winter) CIBA Foundation Bursary at Yale University, Department of Psychiatry
  • 1986-1989 John. L. Tishman Career Development Chair
  • 1991 French Government Visiting Fellowship for Senior Scientists
  • 2008 DOE/BNL Science and Technology Award
Anat Biegon, PhD

Contact Information

  • Stony Brook Medicine
  • Psychology A Building, Room 350 A
  • Stony Brook, NY 11794
  • Phone: 631-632-6228