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3D Cancer Models
Nano-sized Therapeutic and Diagnostic Tools for Cancer
Cancer Microenvironment
3D Bioprinting

Welcome to the Satchi-Fainaro Laboratory

about us

Combining multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical approaches for cancer therapy

In our lab, we invest multidisciplinary efforts to elucidate the basic molecular mechanisms responsible for cancer progression to an aggressive, metastatic, drug-resistant phenotype in order to reveal new “druggable targets” for clinical translation. To achieve this goal, we exploit a rich platform of cell lines, ex vivo 3D models and in vivo mouse models of cancer as well as fresh and archived tissue specimens obtained from fruitful collaborations with several of TAU’s affiliated hospitals. We use a range of molecular and functional techniques to identify and validate new markers and drivers of cancer progression. The newly-gained knowledge is harnessed for the design of novel clinically-relevant polymer-based diagnostic and therapeutic tools for cancer. Our vision is that our multidisciplinary approach will revolutionize our perception of tumor progression and consequently the way we diagnose and treat cancer.

Photo by: Eric Sultan (Lady Globes)

Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Ph.D.

Head, Cancer Research and Nanomedicine Laboratory

Kurt and Herman Lion Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies

Head of the TAU Kahn 3D Printing Initiative

The future is here

Watch the Satchi-Fainaro Lab on Ben-Shani's show - Kan 11, Tuesday 4/5/21 at 22:00

news and events

Bruno Award
Bruno AwardJune 2020
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Prof Ronit Satchi-Fainaro receives the Michael Bruno Memorial Award.
LaCaixa Impulse COVID-19 grant
LaCaixa Impulse COVID-19 grant May 2020
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The RSF lab is honored and happy to be awarded with the LaCaixa Impulse COVID-19 grant with Florindo Lab from Lisbon University.
NOFAR Incentive Program
NOFAR Incentive ProgramMay 2020
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The Satchi-Fainaro lab was awarded the NOFAR grant for applied academic research in Bio-technology and Nano-technology, in partnership with Merck
Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research
Kadar Family Award for Outstanding ResearchFebruary 2020
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Prof. Satchi-Fainaro was selected to receive the Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research
20 Promising Israelis of the New Decade
20 Promising Israelis of the New DecadeJanuary 2020
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Prof. Satchi-Fainaro was selected to be inlcuded in "20 Promising Israelis of the New Decade" list of Yedioth Ahronoth, in the field of medicine
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award​
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award​December 2019
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Prof. Satchi-Fainaro was selected to receive the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Collaboration aggreement with TEVA
Collaboration aggreement with TEVANovember 2019
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Teva and Tel Aviv University sign a collaboration agreement for innovative R&D in the fields of cancer and brain studies

One of the seven collaborations between architects and biologists. Architectural Speculation: Urban Angiogenesis, Knafo Klimor Architects & Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, 2016. 

“New Revelations that Will Bring a Revolution” – a lecture in tribute of Bob Marley who died of cancer (in Hebrew)

“Nano GPS for personalized theranostics” – a lecture (in Hebrew) given as a part the Tel Aviv University event on the “White Night” that took place at Tel Aviv Port. 


Our new paper in Nature Communications on the role of P-selectin in glioblastoma progression is out!

P-selectin inhibition alters microglia immunophenotype and blocks glioblastoma progression,

March 2021 | Nature Communications

immune mediated approaches against COVID-19

July 2020 | Nature Nanotechnology

Rational Design of Polyglutamic Acid Delivering an Optimized Combination of Drugs Targeting Mutated BRAF and MEK in Melanoma

May 2020 | Advanced Therapeutics

Join Our Team!

Our lab is seeking for highly motivated and talented postdocs with background in cancer biology, chemistry or chemical engineering

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