our group

Principal Investigator

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

lab members

Our lab is composed of a talented group of scientist, from different backgrounds of biology, chemistry, engeneering and medicine 

Differential gene and protein expression in long-term versus short-term survivors of glioblastoma

Paula Ofek, Ph.D.

Lab Manager and
Research Associate

Ayelet Hashdi

Administrative Manager

Targeted polymer drug delivery for cancer treatment

Anat Eldar-Boock, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Targeting melanoma-stroma interplay in 3D brain metastases

Dikla Ben-Shushan, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Galia Tiram, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Head, Pharma and Biotech Liaison

Design and synthesis of biodegradable polymers for siRNA delivery

Adva Krivitsky, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biocompatible Hydrogels for 3D Printing of Tumor Models

Pradip Dey, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Designing novel theranostic nanomedicines using living polymerization

Marina Buzhor​

Postdoctoral Fellow

Antibody-drug conjugates for the treatment of HER2-positive cancers

Yulia Liubomirski, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow​

Cathepsin B-activated melanoma theranostic nanomedicines

Yana Epshtein

Ph.D. Student

Elucidating the role of microenvironment-secreted cytokines in glioblastoma progression

Eilam Yeini

Ph.D. Student (direct path)

Targeted nanomedicine design for melanoma brain metastasis combining BRAF inhibitors and MEK inhibitors

Shani Koshrovsky

Ph.D. Student

Investigating the mechanisms of breast cancer brain metastases

Sahar Israeli Dangoor

Ph.D. Student (direct path)​

Elucidating the role of astrocytes in neuroinflammation preceding melanoma brain metastasis

Sabina Pozzi

Ph.D. Student​

3D-printed tumors for cancer modeling research

Lena Neufeld

Ph.D. Student​​

3D printed vascularized brain metastasis model

Noa Reisman

Ph.D. Student (direct path)

Designing nano-vaccines for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Daniella Vaskovich

M.D.-Ph.D. Student

THERACAT- Bio-orthogonal catalysis for cancer therapy

Daniel Rodriguez

Ph.D. Student

Nanotherapy for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Ron Kleiner

M.Sc. Student​

3D modeling of melanoma brain metastases for evaluation of the anticancer activity of nanomedicines

Gal Shenbach

M.Sc. Student​

Elucidating the role of microglia in glioblastoma progression interactions

Nitzan Albeck

M.Sc. Student​

Differential gene and protein expression in long-term versus short-term survivors of glioblastoma

Christian Burgos

M.Sc. Student

Characterization of cellular interactions in a 3D printed model of cancer

Yael Shtilerman

M.D./M.Sc. Student

Miki Goldenfeld

M.D. Student

Lidar Fridrich

M.D. Student

Investigating the mechanisms of breast cancer brain metastases

Ori Hadad

Undergraduate Student

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