Professor Aviram is one of the leading experts in cholesterol, lipids and lipoproteins oxidation (and antioxidants such as dietary polyphenols and paraoxonases), and a key contributor to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases research.
Michael (Mickey) Aviram is the Head of the Lipid Research Laboratory. He is a full Professor in Biochemistry at the Technion Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Rappaport Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences and Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. Aviram is the Senior Vice Dean of the Technion Faculty of Medicine and a member of the Technion Council and Board of Governers. In 2008 Professor Aviram was appointed as the Director of the Clinical Research Institute at Rambam(CRIR), the major hospital of the Technion Faculty of Medicine.
Aviram was born in Israel (Kfar Kish, December 7, 1948). He received a B.Sc. in
Chemistry, and a M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Clinical Biochemistry from the Technion under the supervision of Avram Hershko, the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Prior to joining the Technion Faculty of Medicine, he completed post-doctoral research at MIT, Cambridge ,MA. Over the years, he has also been a Visiting Professor at a wide variety of institutions around the world, including: University of Tromso, Norway
;University of Milano, Italy; Columbia University, NYC; University of Washington, Seattle, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Aviram is a member of the Technion`s Selected Senate and during the years, served in the Technion Steering, Research, and Extended Studies Committees.
He teaches Biochemistry to medical students, and he is one of the nine Technion permanent distinguished lecturers.