Vivian Teichberg

Vivian I. Teichberg, Ph.D., a professor of neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, studies the physiological and pathological roles of glutamate in brain. He was among the first to isolate and study a receptor protein to which glutamate binds in the brain, and to solve this receptor’s primary structure. He is the recipient of several prizes, including the Somach Sachs Memorial Award and the French Academy of Sciences Professorship, and holds the Louis and Florence Katz-Cohen Professorial Chair of Neuropharmacology. He can be reached at