huji Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ilya A. Fleidervish, M.D., Ph.D

Associate Researcher (Kamea A)
Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Office Address:
P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Phone: 972-8-9489875
Fax: 972-8-9489876
Email Address:

Special interests

Neurophysiology, Channel Biophysics, Cardiac Physiology

Professional Experience and Qualifications

M.D. 1984; Ph.D. 1990; Post-doc., cardiac physiology 1993; Post-doc., neurophysiology 1995


Veterinary Physiology, Electrophysiology of the Heart, Animal Physiology, Introduction in Animal Physiology, Proseminar



sodium channels, neocortical neuron, excitability, synaptic integration, axon, basal dendrites, polyamines, Na imaging, cardiac arrhythmia



Reviewer for Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Physiology, Cerebral Cortex etc., grant applications for BSF, ISF, GIF, National Institute for Psychobiology, Telethon, EU Framework, EU-INTAS.


International interests

Neuroscience, Heart Sciences


Membership in Scientific organizations

Israeli Society for Neuroscience
US Society for Neuroscience


Selected Recent Publications

Levavi-Sivan B., Bloch C.L., Gutnick M.J., Fleidervish I.A. (2005) Electrotonic coupling in the anterior pituitary of a teleost fish. Endocrinology 146: 1048-1052
Binshtok A.M., Fleidervish I.A., Sprengel R., Gutnick M.J. (2006) NMDA receptors in Layer 4 spiny stellate cells of the mouse barrel cortex contain the NR2C subunit. Journal of Neuroscience 26: 708-715
Astman N., Gutnick M. J., Fleidervish I.A. (2006) Persistent sodium current in Layer 5 neocortical neurons is primarily generated in the proximal axon. Journal of Neuroscience 26: 3465-73
Fleidervish I.A., Goldberg Y., Ovsyshcher E.I. (2008) Bolus injection of acetylcholine terminates atrial fibrillation in rats. European Journal of Pharmacology 579:326-329
Fleidervish I.A., Libman L. (2008) How cesium dialysis affects the passive properties of pyramidal neurons: Implications for voltage clamp studies of persistent sodium current. New Journal of Physics 10: 035001
Fleidervish I.A. , Libman L. , Katz E. , Gutnick M. J. (2008) Endogenous polyamines regulate cortical neuronal excitability by blocking voltage-gated Na channels. Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) 105: 18994-9


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