Assistant Professor Yaron Fuchs heads the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in the Faculty of Biology, and is a faculty member at both the Technion Integrated Cancer Center and the Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences & Engineering.
Assistant Professor Yaron Fuchs is already making a name for himself in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. While scientists have long studied the processes of stem cell regeneration and differentiation, Asst. Prof. Fuchs has focused his research in a different direction: the mechanisms for stem cell suicide, or apoptosis. His breakthrough work has revealed unexpected connections to healing wounds, skin repair, tissue regeneration, and tumor growth.
Prof. Fuchs received his doctorate from the Technion, performed his postdoctoral studies at Rockefeller University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and joined the Technion in October 2014. He has published in leading journals and has won various awards for scientific excellence. For example he was selected as a Young Investigator of the European Molecular Biology Organization and won the Daniel Shiran Memorial Research Prize, the Wolf Foundation Krill Prize, the Alon fellowship, the Juludan Prize and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Grand Prize in regenerative medicine and cell therapy.