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Mikael Wallerstedt

Anat Biegon

Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Radiology and Neurology, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University

Anat Biegon was born in Poland and raised in Israel, where she completed Bachelor’s (Chemistry) and
Master’s (Biochemistry) degrees at Tel Aviv University. She received a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the
Weizmann Institute of Science in 1980. Thereafter, she was a postdoc at Rockefeller University in New
York (Neuroendocrinology). Since then, she has held positions in academia and in the pharmaceutical
industry in the US and Israel, most recently as Professor of Radiology and Neurology at Stony Brook
University Renaissance School of Medicine.

Biegon studies sex differences and hormonal effects in the brain, most recently focusing on Alzheimer’s
disease in a project funded by grants from NIH. Her research has been published in a number of high-
profile journals, including Science, PNAS, and Neurology. She is an associate editor for Frontiers in
and section editor for the Journal of Personalized Medicine. Her education and outreach
activities include creating and teaching a class on “Issues in women’s health and gender based medicine”,
which was offered to medical students between 2016 and 2022, and organizing a virtual international
meeting, titled “The long road to equity for women in medicine” in 2021.

While at SCAS, Biegon will be working on assessing baseline knowledge, skills, and levels of implicit
bias regarding sex and gender-based medicine among Swedish medical students and practitioners; the
level of implicit gender bias among medical school and non-medical university students; and examining
how these change after exposure to an educational intervention.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2023-24.