Alumni 2014 - 2015

 

Tiffany Abitbol

Tiffany Abitbol

Tiffany Abitbol completed her PhD in Materials Chemistry at McGill University in
Canada. She is currently pursuing her postdoctoral research at
the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University in Rehovot. Her
research bridges biology, nanotechnology, materials chemistry and
engineering, aiming to develop new and relevant materials which
exhibit improved properties due to the specific combination of
bio-derived nanoparticles and functional proteins. Tiffany hopes
to impact the development of non-petroleum based materials
having specific functionality dictated by the interplay between
protein and nanoparticle components, with potential applications
in biomedicine and materials engineering.  (read more)
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Deborah Cohen

Deborah Cohen

Deborah Cohen is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at the Technion. Her
research lies between the fields of signal processing and
communication, and deals with the sampling and detection of
communication signals in the context of cognitive radios. The
decline of radio spectrum resources is one of the most significant
technological challenges of this century. Deborah seeks to provide
solutions through her research on cognitive radio, a highly
promising candidate for overcoming this challenge.  (read more)
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Merlin Davies

Merlin Davies

Merlin Davies completed his PhD in experimental particle physics at the University
of Montreal. He is currently doing his postdoctoral research at
Tel Aviv University with the ATLAS Detector group, part of the
international collaborative research being done with the Large
Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva. With extensive collaborations
with other ATLAS researchers and keen analyses, Merlin hopes to
enhance and advance the pursuit of bold research goals, which
have made Tel Aviv University a highly recognized leader within the
giant ATLAS collaboration.  (read more)
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Alison Gainsbury

Alison Gainsbury

Alison Gainsbury completed her PhD in Integrative Biology - Ecology, Evolution
and Behavior at the University of Texas, Austin. She is currently
pursuing her postdoctoral research at Tel Aviv University. Her
research focuses on testing the importance of biotic variables in
shaping lizard species distributions across large geographical
scales to enhance our understanding of which species are most
vulnerable to extinction in a changing climate. Alison believes
that international collaborations are fundamental to improve
approaches for biodiversity conservation.  (read more)
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Andrea Gondos

Andrea Gondos

Andrea Gondos completed her PhD at Concordia University in Montreal in Jewish
Studies. Now in Israel, pursuing her postdoctoral research at
Tel Aviv University on Jewish mystical knowledge and language
known as Kabbalah, she spends her days at the National Library
in Jerusalem which holds the most comprehensive and exclusive
archival collections of kabbalistic sources. The development of
the printing press and its use in printing religious texts for the
masses made highly complex works of kabbalah accessible to a
non-elite readership. By fusing textual analysis with questions of
historical, cultural, and social context, Andrea seeks to shed light
on the relationship between print culture and the dissemination of
knowledge in early modern Jewry.  (read more)
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Yamit Lazimi

Yamit Lazimi

Yamit Lazimi is a Masters student of Architecture and Urban Planning at the
Technion. Her research focuses on the architectural pattern in
Upper Nazareth which, apart from being her home town, is an
exceptional assemblage of meaningful patterns related to the
Israeli space. This location enables her to explore political and
social aspects as they are reflected in the architectural scenery.
Yamit believes that architecture is a significant tool for the design
of society and its surroundings.  (read more)
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Ziv Leibu

Ziv Leibu

Ziv Leibu is a Masters student at the Azrieli School of Architecture in Tel
Aviv University. For Ziv, architecture and its history, produce an
interdisciplinary discourse which extends beyond the object’s
visibility. Ziv’s interest in the history of Israeli architecture focuses
especially on the connection between the Zionist ethos and
Modernism. His research on the architecture of youth villages built
in the period surrounding the establishment of the State of Israel
aims to provide an essential reading of the local architectural
historiography, and eventually discuss repressed phenomena in
local architectural discourse. Ziv plans to continue his research
on these issues, so significant to local Israeli architecture, while
playing an active role in the education of the next generations of
architecture students  (read more)
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Jonathan Letzter

Jonathan Letzter

Jonathan Letzter is a Masters student at the Azrieli School of Architecture at Tel Aviv
University. In his research he discusses the question of additions
to historic buildings, and the fact that despite the considerable
differences between the building and the new addition, both parts
emerge as a single functioning entity. Jonathan looks at the various
means of expression in the connection between the historic
building and the new addition, in a way that allows preservation
of historic, cultural and social values. He hopes to be able to apply
his conclusions to practical design, testing it in an existing urban
texture, thus enabling urban renewal and strengthening of historic
centers of cities.  (read more)
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Dana Margalith

Dana Margalith

Dana Margalith completed her PhD in History & Theory of Architecture at McGill
University in Canada. She is currently pursuing her postdoctoral
research in the Technion, aiming to investigate the intricate
and fascinating ties between locality, environmental enquiries,
drawings, place making and architecture promoting poetic
dwelling. Dana hopes to assess which sort of drawings help
architects to embody the surrounding environment, examining
why and how drawings can assist in creating local Israeli/
Mediterranean poetic architecture. She believes that architecture
has an important role in shaping the local public cultural realm,  (read more)
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Shira Sagie

Shira Sagie

Shira Sagie is an MD/PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion.
As a future physician, she believes that the combination between
clinical practice and basic research can generate novel ways to
aid patients. Shira wishes to investigate the basic mechanisms
underlying human diseases. Her research focuses on the field
of telomere biology combining epigenetic and stem cell biology.
She envisions her future career as a hospital physician providing
medical care alongside the pursuit of molecular research.  (read more)
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Dana Sury Barot

Dana Sury Barot

Dana Sury Barot is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at the University of
Haifa. She is fascinated by the “magical world” of numbers and
by the human ability evolutionally embedded in us to process
and understand quantities. Her research focuses on numerical
cognition and dyscalculia, a field which has received little attention.
Dana believes that understanding the role of ordinal processing
in dyscalculia may lead to better adapted and more efficient
diagnosis and treatment methods for mathematics learning. She
hopes to use her research to help develop the knowledge and skills
of future researchers, teachers and therapists.  (read more)
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Soli Vered

Soli Vered

Soli Vered is a PhD student in the School of Education at Tel Aviv University.
Her research aims to present a snapshot of peace education in
Israel’s State education system during the years 2009-2013 in
light of the social-political reality of the ongoing conflict with the
Palestinians and the Arab states. Soli wishes to lead educational
and social initiatives which will promote peace education and a
culture of peace, both inside and outside of academia. Living near
the Jordanian border, she dreams to establish a joint educational
institution in which Israelis and Jordanians will study together. Soli
believes wholeheartedly that the key to achieving a long lasting
peace lays in education.  (read more)
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Deborah Winter

Deborah Winter

Deborah Winter completed her PhD in Computational Biology at Duke University
in North Carolina. She is currently pursuing her postdoctoral
research at Weizmann Institute, where she applies her background
in epigenomics to the study of immunological questions related to
cell development, immune function, and disease. Using cuttingedge
computational and experimental techniques, Deborah hopes
that her research will ultimately lead to valuable and innovative
treatments.  (read more)
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