Professor Dorit Pud was graduated at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in nursing (1982), and received a PhD in Neurophysiology at the Technion (2002), Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and an additional PhD in Biomedical Science at the University of Aalborg, Denmark (2006). Prof. Pud main research interest is PAIN. She founded the Human Experimental Pain Research Laboratory at the University of Haifa, and is now the head of the laboratory. Most of her studies deal with the individual differences in pain perception and in the response to analgesics, and in factors predicting pain perception both in healthy subjects and in patients with clinical pain using innovative methods and various models to evoke experimental pain. Prof. Pud published over 70 papers in prestigious peer-review journals and has received research grants from competitive funding sources.