Safa Mohanna is a Ph.D. student in the lab of Isabelle M. Mansuy at the Brain Research Institute at the University Zürich (UZH) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich). He holds an M.Sc. in life science and technology from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Mr. Mohanna is interested in the molecular mechanisms of memory formation and in the potential implications of a better understanding of these mechanisms to clinical practice. His current research focuses on the role of a novel memory-associated protein in learning, memory, and synaptic plasticity. He investigates the potential interaction between this novel protein and epigenetic mechanisms, and its implication in brain diseases characterized by memory deficits, such as Alzheimer’s disease.