Yossi Tam, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Tam is director of the Hebrew University’s Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research, one of the world’s leading institutes for conducting and coordinating research about cannabinoids, endocannabinoids and medical Cannabis. Dr. Tam is also head of the Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory at the Hebrew University’s Institute for Drug Research in the Faculty of Medicine, and serves as a senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology at the Hebrew University.
Dr. Tam’s research projects over the past fourteen years has crossed subjects, disciplines and methodologies, yet the main research interests are focused on the different pathophysiological aspects of the endocannabinoid system. Having a clinical background with basic science training, he has always been interested in how science can directly improve people’s everyday lives. Thus, he has continuously strived to integrate his clinical curiosity and experimental knowledge to deepen the understanding of clinically relevant research questions. Dr. Tam will continue employing such multidisciplinary approaches, bench-to-bedside or bedside-to-bench, in the future.