Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, the Chair of Excellency and Director of the Educational Neuroimaging Center (ENIC) at Technion, the Israeli institute of technology in Haifa, Israel and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of General Community Pediatrics and the Scientific Director of the Reading and Literacy Discovery Center (RLDC) at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Dr. Horowitz-Kraus received a BS in Biology (2002) and MS in Neurobiology (2004) from the Department of Neurobiochemistry at the Tel-Aviv University in Tel-Aviv, Israel. She also received an MA in the clinical program for the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities (Summa Cum Laude, 2007) and was awarded a PhD (2009) 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, Dr. Horowitz-Kraus conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Haifa and 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 at the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, where she continued her post-doctoral research 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 reading interventions. Dr. Horowitz-Kraus raised funds and founded the Reading and Literacy Discovery Center in Cincinnati and served as its Program Director for 3 years.
Today, as an Alon scholar, Dr Horowitz-Kraus is directing the ENIC and is the Scientific director of the RLDC, and is the PI on several Pediatric Neuroimaging Research projects, funded by the Institutional Institute of Health (NIH) and other foundations (Promobilia foundation) in order to advance our understanding on neural circuits supporting learning and language in the developing brain