Tzipi Horowitz- Kraus, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and the head of the Educational Neuroimaging Group in the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology in the Technion. Tzipi received her B.S. (2002) in biology and her M.S. in Neurobiology from the department of Neurobiochemistry at the Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2004). Her M.A. in the clinical program for diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities (2007) and her Ph.D. (2009) were awarded by the University of Haifa in Israel from the Edmond J Safra Brain Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities. After completion of her PhD she conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Haifa that determined behavioral and electroencephalographic measures following intervention programs for children with learning disabilities as well as studies aimed at developing objective measures to assess the effectiveness of interventions for reading difficulties. In 2011, Dr. Horowitz-Kraus was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and moved to the USA to join the Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation for her post-doctoral research. Today, at the Technion, she is using advanced neuroimaging tools including fMRI, DTI and EEG to better understand the role of executive functions in reading disabilities in children in order to develop more effective interventions.
2013-present: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cincinnati; Division of General Pediatrics, The Pediatric Neuroimaging Consortium and Communication Research Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
January-November 2013: Research Associate, Communication Sciences Research Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
2004-2009: PhD University of Haifa, Faculty of Education, Edmond J Safra Brain Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities. Research topic: The error detection mechanism among dyslexic and regular readers using ERP. Supervisor: Dr. Zvia Breznitz
2005-2007: MA (Summa Cum Laude), University of Haifa, Department of Learning Disabilities Faculty of Education
2002-2004: MS, Tel Aviv University, Department of Neurobiochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences. Research topic: “Construction and characterization of a cell model system for Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy”
1999-2002: BS Biology, Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Life Sciences
2011-January 2013: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Research topic: “Understanding the neural circuits underlie dyslexia in children”. Supervisor: Prof. Scott Holland
2009-2011: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Haifa, Faculty of Education, Edmond J Safra Brain Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities. Research topic: “The effect of cognitive and reading training on behavioral and electrophysiological measures of learning-disabled children”. Supervisor: Prof. Zvia Breznitz.