Rina Rosenzweig

Rina is a new faculty member at the Weizmann Institute of Science in the Department of Structural Biology, returning to Israel from a postdoctoral position at the University of Toronto. Her research couples cutting edge nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments with established biochemistry techniques to provide a better understanding of protein disaggregation at the molecular level. This understanding is necessary for more effective therapeutic approaches in the battle against neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases, and ALS. In her lab, Rina will encourage her students to adopt collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches along with both creative and methodical tactics for problem solving. She looks forward to dedicating the coming years to elucidating how cells can recover from the ravaging effect of protein aggregation, discovering new and critically important insights into the biological molecules that play such important roles in human health and disease.