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Dr. Igor Koman
Head of the Institute
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Igor Koman MD, PhD, D.Sci, has both clinical and research experience in clinical oncology and clinical pharmacology.  He is one of the pioneers in the field of personalized medicine, and was instrumental in its genesis. As the head of the Institute, Dr Koman’s focuses his efforts on building and supporting a strong scientific agenda and inspiring the exceptional team of dedicated scientists. His personal interests focus on developing personalized target based therapeutic strategies to cure cancer.

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Dr. Noa Davis
Head of Drug Development & Senior Researcher
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Noa Davis, PhD, has significant research experience in various fields of biology, including human genetics, molecular biology, medical botany and pathological anatomy. She also has industrial experience in various aspects of product development, clinical trial management, intellectual property and regulatory affairs. She is currently leading the projects related to cannabis research, from basic science to industrial applications.

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Alex Shishko
Head of Medical Cannabis Center for Excellence
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With commercial applications in mind, Alex was chosen to lead the Medical Cannabis Center for Excellence. An experienced manager and marketer, his unique approach creates and facilitates collaboration with the industry. As an engineer, he guides to scientific discoveries meant to unvail the mystories of cannabis medicine and solve commercial problems.

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Valeria Kogan
Head of Personalized Medicine & Researcher
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Valeria Kogan has expertise in data science, statistics and bioinformatics and is currently leading data analysis related projects in the Institute. Valeria has a background in applied math and experience in working for both research institutes and biotech companies. Valeria is involved in projects analyzing retroelement activity in cancer, microbiome studies, cannabis research and personalized medicine.

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Dr. Elimelech Nesher
Senior Researcher & Lecturer
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Elimelech Nescher, Ph.D. has been involved in the Institute since its inception in 2014 as a partner creating its structure and guiding its research directions.  In his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Roswell Park Cancer Institute, he worked with a variety of cell-based assays to detect changes in signaling pathways and stress responses.  He studies the role of histone chaperone and chromatin damage in cancer development and treatment.  He works with small DNA-binding molecules which have anti-cancer activity via chromatin damage.  Dr. Nescher is also a lecturer of the Department of Molecular Biology at Ariel University and Head of the Lab for Histone Chaperones and Cancer Stem Cells Biology.

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Dr. Sarah Hofmann
Senior Researcher
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Sarah Hofmann, PhD has a strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology, and significant experience in the regulation of mRNA translation under stress conditions.  She is currently focusing on developing a novel platform for the use of patient-derived 3D models for personalized medicine.  She also contributes significantly to other projects in the Institute, in the field of cancer metabolism and the role of retrotransposons in cancer development and progression.

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Dr. Raichel Cohen Harazi
Senior Researcher
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Raichel Cohen-Harazi, PhD has significant research experience in the fields of biochemistry and molecular and developmental genetics. In the Institute Raichel is involved in research on dietary interventions to increase efficacy of cancer treatment and the role of retrotransposons in cancer development and progression.  She is also spearheading research on the impact of the microbiome on the gut-brain axis.

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Dr. Gabriela Rozic
Senior Researcher
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 Gabriela Rozic, PhD investigated the relation between neuronal activity and the alternative splicing of neurexins genes during her PhD and post-doc. More recently she managed the research of a Multiple Myeloma research laboratory at Sheba Medical Center. She has extensive  pre-clinical research experience in drug development in the field of solid tumors and hematological malignancies.

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Dr. Yael Maizels
Senior Researcher
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Yael Maizels, PhD has a strong background in developmental and cancer biology and is significant experience in the study of RNA binding proteins and epigenetics.  She currently focused on developing new ways to organize and synthesize data in an efficient way as part of the data management project in the institute.  She is also key player in projects in the institute in the fields of novel chemotherapies and cannabis.

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Dr. Dmitry Rodin
Senior Researcher
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Dmitry Rodin, PhD has extensive experience in neurobiology and is currently a key player in several research projects on cannabis.  He is also responsible for conducting clinical trials on innovative non-invasive biosensors for detection of different components in blood including glucose and various xenobiotics. Dmitry is also involved in a number of bioinformatic studies.

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Dr. Maria Becker
Senior Researcher
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Maria Becker, PhD has extensive experience in neurobiology and has been involved in the fields of neuropathy and immunotherapy for a number of neurodegenerative disorders.  She is the team leader in the institute for all in vivo pharmacology projects.  Her insight and experience is critical for a number of the drug discovery projects for caner and she is instrumental in designing the in vivo arms of research.

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Dr. Tamara Brider
Senior Researcher
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Tamara Brider, PhD, has significant research experience in protein synthesis, organic and analytical chemistry. In the Institute Tamara is involved in cannabis research and drug-drug interaction. She also leads the project related to the metabolic and proteomic profile of cancer cells.

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Mishel Sosenko
Administrative Director
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Kristina Art Estrah
Administrative Assistant
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