Prof. Ilanit Gordon




Positions and Employment

2003-2004       Research  & Teaching Assistant. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2005-2010       Research Assistant. Prof. Feldman's Early Developmental Lab, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

2005-2010       A delegate in the Student Ambassador Program, a prestigious program designed to train an elite group of students to become spokespeople representing Bar-Ilan University in Israel and abroad. Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

2010-2013       Postoctoral Research fellow, Yale University, Child Study Center, New Haven, CT.

2013-2016       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yale University, Child Study Center, New Haven, CT.

2013-               Senior Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Psychology and the Gonda Brain Research Center, Israel.


Committees and Roles


2013-2014       Member in the Psychology Department's Library Committee

2014-2017       Member in the Psychology Department's Conferences Committee

2017-               Member in the Psychology Department's BA Studies Committee


Research Grants


4-year award from The Binational Science Foundation (BSF) to study "Oxytocin, The Brain, and Autism". BSF Grant number 2011349 – with Drs. Kevin A. Pelphrey (PI), Ruth Feldman and James F. Leckman. Awarded - $180,000



ISF Grant (# 1726/15) to study the neural and behavioral mechanisms underlying oxytocin administration in children with autism: NIS 220,000 for 5 years. PI –Ilanit Gordon


2015 –2017

ISF Grant (# 2096/15) Lab equipment for a young researcher: Awarded NIS 325,000 from the ISF and NIS 325,000 from Bar Ilan University. PI – Ilanit Gordon



Bar Ilan University’s Rector’s award for interdisciplinary research groups – “Eavesdropping on Humans and Hyraxes: Developing Automatic Methods for Analyzing and Predicting Social Structure from Diverse Auditory Data Sets”. Awarded 50,000NIS with Drs. Dana Atzil-Slonim. Lee Koren, Eshkol Refaeli, Sharon Ganot, Yossi Keshet & Eva Gilboa-Schechtman



Awards and Fellowships

 2005-2009      Recipient of the President's scholarship award for excellence for graduate studies in Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

2008                Recipient of the NIH travel award to attend the 41st annual meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.

2010-2012       Recipient of "The Lee Foundation’s Post-Doctoral award" to attend Yale University for the two postdoctoral training years.


Student Advising

(Currently 4 MA students and 3 PhD students with an approved research proposal)

2014 – MA students: Stav Berman, Or Peer, Nimra Winterman

2014 – PhD student – Shahar Tal (Advising together with Prof. Ofer Golan)

2015 – PhD student – Adi Koriski (Advising together with Prof. Avi Goldstein)

2016 – MA students – Jay Harris, Yariv Yozem

2016 - PhD student – Orli Polack Shor

2017 – MA students - Oren Roberts, Noy Shoshan, Ori Birenbaum

2017- PhD Students – Nir Milstein and Oded Mayo


We study the neuro-physiological basis of social interactions.
Our lab utilizes behavioral micro-analysis techniques to assess naturalistic social interactions, together with brain imaging methods, measures of the autonomic nervous system, eye-tracking and hormonal measures / interventions.

Last Updated Date : 15/06/2022