Alumni 2011-2012

 

Gad Abikhzer

Gad Abikhzer

Postdoctoral research in Nuclear Medicine
Technion- Israel Institute of Science and Rambam Medical Center
Research topic: Assessment of the clinical value of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) in infection and oncology, as well as SPECT/CT Imaging for early diagnosis of coronary artery disease.  (read more)
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Yonathan Anahory

Yonathan Anahory

Postdoctoral research in Condensed matter physics at Weizmann Institute of Science

Research topic: Development of a new magnetic field microscope for detailed investigation of magnetic phenomena in superconductors
More specifically, the study of strongly correlated electronic systems using a novel technique called scanning SQUID microscopy.This technique allows to resolve the magnetic field with unprecedented spatial resolution (50 nm) and magnetic moment sensitivity (better than the spin of a single electron)  (read more)
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Merav Battat – Aviram

Merav Battat – Aviram

Masters in Architecture & Urban planning
Tel Aviv University
​Dissertation Topic: Spatial Duality: Urbanization Process and Social Dynamics in Israel.    (read more)
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Shoham Ben-David

Shoham Ben-David

Postdoctoral research in Computer Science
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Research Topics: 
1. Merge of Partial Behavior Models. 2. Probability of Temporal Logic Formulas.  (read more)
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Eyal Karzbrun

Eyal Karzbrun

Eyal Karzbrun is studying for his PhD in the field of Synthetic Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. By constructing genetic networks on surfaces and controlling inter-gene distances, he aims to mimic basic cellular functions. Eyal's work lies in the boundary between physics, material science and biology. Through a quantitative approach and a unique system of research, he hopes to bring new insights to the function of genetic networks in cells.  (read more)
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Michal Levo

Michal Levo

Michal Levo is working on her PhD in the field of computational biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. 
In her research, she seeks to understand how the DNA sequence encodes the binding of regulatory proteins and how these, then dictate gene expression.
Using systematic large scale experiments and computational analysis, she hopes to gain a quantitative, mechanistic understanding of transcription regulation, 
​providing new insights into the dynamics underlying genetically based diseases and paving the way for directed design of gene expression. 
Michal intends to start her postdoc studies at Princeton University in the summer of 2015.  (read more)
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Asaf Levy

Asaf Levy

Asaf Levy is a PhD student at the Weizmann Institute of Science in the field of Molecular Genetics. His research is multidisciplinary, combining the fields of microbiology, genetics, computer science and statistics, to examine how bacterial non protein-coding genetic elements can cause toxicity to foreign cells. In doing so, Asaf hopes to open a door towards the development of new antibiotics.  (read more)
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Michal Nissim

Michal Nissim

Michal Nissim is a PhD student at Bar-Ilan University in the field of Education. She is researching the effects of aquatic motor intervention on sensory-motor development, language development, and cognitive development while searching for the neural mechanisms that may mediate the behavioral change. Michal hopes to provide neuro-biological evidences, which will influence the field of hydrotherapy as well as the field of education, offering a deeper understanding of sensory-motor integration and encouraging professionals to seek appropriate therapeutic intervention for developmental deficiencies.  (read more)
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Benoit Palmieri

Benoit Palmieri

Postdoctoral research in theoretical chemistry
Weizmann Institute of Science
Research topic: Diffusion in confining environments Stabilization mechanism for cell membrane microdomains  (read more)
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Yulia Sapir

Yulia Sapir

Yulia Sapir is working on her PhD in the field of biotechnology engineering at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She is researching the use of cardiac tissue engineering to create a vascularized cardiac patch, by creating biomimetic, rigorously controlled microenvironments stimulated by applying electrical and magnetic fields. In doing so, Yulia hopes to induce organization of functional vascularized cardiac tissue, which can treat congenital heart disease and heart failure.  (read more)
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Eran Treister

Eran Treister

Eran Treister is studying for his PhD in Computer Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His research features the development of algebraic multigrid methods for solving large linear and non-linear systems of equations, arising from complex and common problems met by engineers and scientists on a regular basis. His main goal is to expand the applicability of algebraic multigrid methods, while focusing on adaptive aggregation-based multigrid approaches.  (read more)
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Desiree Tillo

Desiree Tillo

Postdoctoral research in Genomics
Weizmann Institute of Science
Research topic: High-throughput  approaches to study gene regulation  (read more)
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Efrat Vertes

Efrat Vertes

Masters in Architecture & Urban planning.
Tel Aviv University 
Dissertation Topic:  The Heritage Preservation Phenomenon in Tel Aviv-Jaffa and its Implications on the City’s Architecture and Urban Culture.  (read more)
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Anat Zaidman – Zait

Anat Zaidman – Zait

Postdoctoral research in Education
Tel Aviv University
Research Topic: Parental stress and coping processes among parents of children with disabilities.  (read more)
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Mati Zakai-Mashiach

Mati Zakai-Mashiach

Mati Zakai-Mashiach is a PhD student at Tel Aviv University in the field of Special Education. Her research focuses on the social relationships between typically developing (TD) preschoolers and children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) who have been integrated in their classrooms. Her research focuses particularly, on the social-cognition and social behavior characteristics of the TD preschoolers who demonstrated social interest in the ASD child. In addition, she is also examining parents' and teachers' attitudes towards inclusion and towards special needs preschoolers. Mati hopes to offer practical guidelines for community and educational policy for inclusion of special needs individuals into society, from preschool age and onward.  (read more)
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