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Yossi Buskila

  • Dr.
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Western Sydney University
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I've received my Ph.D. degree in neurophysiology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel in 2010. my thesis titled “Neuronal-Astrocytic nitrosative interactions” focused on the effects of rapid release of Nitric Oxide (NO) from cortical astrocytes on their neighboring neurons. Following my Ph.D I've joined the lab of Prof. Graham Ellis-Davies in the Department of Physiology at Drexel University College of Medicine as a postdoctoral research fellow, where I studied the effect of β-amyloid on short and long term synaptic dynamics of cortical pyramidal neurons using electrophysiological and 2-photon imaging techniques. In 2011, I joined the Bioelectronics and Neuroscience (BENS) research group (now part of the MARCS Institute) at the University of Western Sydney, first as a postdoctoral research fellow and later as a lecturer in Neurophysiology. My research focuses on signal processing of cortical neurons, with emphasis on neuronal-astrocytic interactions. I'm using multi-site electrophysiological recordings along with imaging techniques to measure and evaluate the way neurons and astrocytes communicate.

Recent publications

  • Extending the Life Span of Acute Neuronal Tissue for Imaging and Electrophysiological Studies

    • Buskila Y
    • Bellot-Saez A
    • Ke´kesi O
    • et al.
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  • Generating Brain Waves , the Power of Astrocytes

    • Buskila Y
    • Bellot-saez A
    • Morley J
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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer

University of Western Sydney

June 2019 - Present


Western Sydney University

November 2014 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

The MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney

November 2011 - November 2014(3 years)

Scientific Advisor


May 2011 - November 2011(6 months)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Drexel University

June 2009 - July 2010(a year)



Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Co-authors (72)

  • Elsi Samano
  • Alba Bellot-Saez
  • Gail Charlton
  • Nadi Sadr
  • André van Schaik
  • Klaus M. Stiefel