Gal Richter-Levin is a professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, at the Sagol Department of Neurobiology and the Department of Psychology, University of Haifa. He obtained his PhD in Neurobiology (1992) at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, was an HFSP postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Tim Bliss at the National Institute for Medical Research, London. In 1995 he joined the University of Haifa, where he founded and leads the Haifa Forum for Brain and Behavior. Gal Richter-Levin was the president of the Israeli Society for Biological Psychiatry (2006 – 2008), served as Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Haifa (2009-2013), and as president of the Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN) (2015-2017). He is currently the head of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Haifa.