Baruch Minke

Prof. Baruch Minke

Baruch Minke

Department of Medical Neurobiology (Physiology)
Faculty of Medicine
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 91010
Phone: +972 2-675-8407 , Fax: +972 2-643-9736




Education and Degrees

  • 1964‑1967: B.Sc. Physiology and Biochemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 1967‑1969: M.Sc. Physiology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Advisor:  Prof. E. Auerbach, M.Sc. thesis "The unit response to binocular stimulation in the cat's striate cortex" 
  • 1969‑1973Ph.D. Biophysics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Advisor:  Prof. P. Hillman, Ph.D. Thesis:  "Electrophysiological study of the transduction process in photoreceptors"
  • 1973-1975: Post Doctoral Training in  Genetics & Electrophysiology of the Visual system, Purdue University, Laboratory of Prof. W.L. Pak at the Department of Biological Sciences, W. Lafayette, IN, USA


  • 1967‑1969: Research Fellow, Vision Research Laboratory Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital with Prof. E. Auerbach
  • 1969‑1972Teaching Assistant in the Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University
  • 1972‑1973Instructor in the Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University
  • 1973‑1975Research Associate at Purdue University.  Department of Biological Sciences, W. Lafayette IN, USA
  • Summer 1974Investigator, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass. USA
  • 1975‑1978: Lecturer, The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology
  • Summers of 1976‑1979: Visiting Scientist, Max‑Planck‑Institut für BiologischeKybernetik, Tübingen, Germany
  • 1978‑1982: Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology
  • 1980‑1981Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, USA
  • 1982‑1987Associate Professor in Physiology at the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine
  • Summer 1983Visiting Scientist, Experimental Ophthalmology Laboratory, Hospital Cantonal Geneva, Switzerland
  • Summer 1986: Visiting Scientist (EMBO Fellowship) in the Institut for Biology RWTH, Aachen, Germany
  • 1987-Present: Full Professor of Physiology, Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology
  • Summer 1988: Visiting Scientist, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • 1988-1989Visiting Professor, Department of Neurosciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • 1989-1992Chairman, Department of Physiology, The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine
  • 1996-presentDirector, The Kühne Minerva Center for Studies of Visual Transduction
  • Summer 2004: Visiting Professor, Department of Biology, the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) 


  • 1973: Senior Fulbright ‑ Hays Program, US-Israel Educational Foundation
  • 1976: Excellent research on Phototransduction, Bat‑Sheva de Rothschild Foundation, Jerusalem
  • 1985: Wolf  Research Grant for Excellent Research, Wolf Foundation for Research, Israel
  • 2010: Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research from Spain
  • 2010: EMET Prize in Life Sciences on Brain Resear

Sample of recent research publications