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EDUCATION

1997-2000:   B.A., Molecular Biochemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

2000-2001:  M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. Supervisor: Prof. Timor Baasov. Research subject: Towards Carbohydrate-Based Catalytic Systems: Rational Approaches.

2002-2005:  Direct Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005-2008:  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Prof. Daniel E. Kahne, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

2008-2013:  Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry; Faculty of Exact Sciences Tel Aviv University.

2013-2016: Senior Lecturer with tenure, School of Chemistry; Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University.

2016-2020:  Associate Professor, School of Chemistry; Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University.

2020-Present:  Full Professor, School of Chemistry; Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSTS 

2009-Present    Coordinator of the Joint Chemistry and Biology undergraduate program at Tel Aviv University.

2010  Co-Chairman of the 8th meeting of the Section of Medicinal Chemistry of the Israel Chemical Society, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel.

2010-Present  Chairman of the safety committee of the Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.   

2013  Co-Chairman of the 17th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2014  Guest Editor, Special Issue: Eurocarb 17, Carbohydrate Research.

2014  Guest Editor, Special Issue: Wolf prize laureate Prof. Chi Huey Wong, Israel Journal of Chemistry.

2016  Chairman of the 81st Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2016-Present  Vice President of the Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Israel Chemical Society.

2017  Member of the organizing committee of the 14th meeting of the Section of Medicinal Chemistry of the Israel Chemical Society, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel.

2018  Member of the organizing committee of the 15th meeting of the Section of Medicinal Chemistry of the Israel Chemical Society, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel.

2018  Coordinator of the nomination committee of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences in the field of Chemical Biology.

2018-Present   Member of the editorial board, Israel Journal of Chemistry.

2018-Present   Member of the executive board of the Israel Chemical Society.

2019   Member of the organizing committee of the 16th meeting of the Section of Medicinal Chemistry of the Israel Chemical Society, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel.

2019   Member of the scientific advisory board of the 19th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Leiden, Netherlands.

2019   Chair of the Symposium of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences in the field of Chemical Biology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2019   Chair of the Symposium of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences in the field of Chemical Biology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2019  Visiting Professor, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

2019  Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

 

HONORS & AWARDS 

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

2002: Prize for the best poster presented at the 5th Graduate Students Symposium, May 1st, Department of Chemistry, Technion.

2004: Wolff Foundation Award for Excellence during Ph.D. studies.

2005: Israel Chemical Society Award for the excellence of Ph.D. research students.

2005: Rothschild Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

2006: Hershel Rich Technion Innovation Award.

RECENT TALKS

 

Indirect Disruption of the Fungal Cell Membrane by Organelle-Targeted Antifungal azoles. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Tel-Aviv, Israel, February 13-14, 2018.

 

Glycosylation as a strategy for detoxification of aminoglycoside antibiotics. 29th International    Carbohydrate Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, July 15-19, 2018.

 

Novel Strategies for Development of Small-Molecules for Direct and Indirect Perturbation of Fungal Cell Membrane Integrity. Symposium of Chemistry at the interface of Biology and Medicine, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 21-25, 2018.

 

Changing the Molecular Zip Code:  Addressing Antifungal Drugs to the Correct Organelle Can Markedly Enhance their Efficacy. SICC-10, Singapore, December 16-19, 2018.

 

Changing the Molecular Zip Code:  Addressing Antifungal Drugs to the Correct Organelle Can Markedly Enhance their Efficacy.20th Tetrahedron Symposium, Asia Edition, Bangkok, Thailand June 18-21, 2019.

 

New Tricks to Improve Old Antimicrobial Drugs. GIR meeting, Tokyo University for Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2019.

 

New Tricks to Improve Old Antimicrobial Drugs. UK-Israeli SYNERGY-funded Meeting - Targeting the bad guys: exploring ways to improve the selectivity of antimicrobial agents in multi-species environments. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, December 10-12, 2019.

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