Research Area / Fields

  1. Development of new antibiotics and compounds to treat genetic rare diseases.

Short Bio

BSc and MSc from Tel Aviv University and PhD with Mordechai Sheves at the Weizmann Institute (1981-1986). Following a postdoctoral research with J. R. Knowles at Harvard University (Chaim Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellow1986-1988) he joined the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion and became Full Professor in 2004. His list of prizes and awards includes the Hershel Rich Innovation Award (2005, 2008, 2010), the Technion Excellence in Teaching Award (seven times: 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015), the Jacknow Award for excellence in teaching (2006), the 2016 ICS-ICL Prize for Technological Innovation, and the 2020 NCK Prize for an Outstanding Medicinal Chemist in Israel. He holds the Irving and Jeanette Benveniste Chair in Life Sciences.