Curriculum Vitae

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Head of Institute: Prof. Oren Tirosh

Administrative manager: Rakefet Kalev

Office Address:
Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition,
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

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Education

2001-2004 – B.Sc. in life sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Amirim student, Graduated Cum Laude.

2005-2007 – M.Sc. in genetics. The Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisor: Prof. Yosef Gruenbaum.

2007-2012 – Ph.D in genetics. The Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisor: Prof. Yosef Gruenbaum.

2013 – 2019 - Postdoctoral fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. Host: Prof. Pere Puigserver.

Honors and Awards

2002 Winokur award from the Department of Genetics for distinguished students

2002-2004 ‘Amirim,’ special program for outstanding students in life sciences

2008 The Israel and Edith Pollack award for excellence in research and academic achievements

2010 Katzir-Katchalsky Student Travel Fellowship

2017 Keystone Symposia Travel Scholarship

Teaching Experience

2005-2012 - Teaching Assistant at The Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Participation in Scientific Conferences

Selected for oral presentation at Keystone Symposia conference – Diabetes (2017).

Research grants

American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016

Kfir Sharabi (PI)

Methionine as a Signaling Molecule that Affects PGC-1alpha Acetylation and Gluconeogenesis

The objective of this study was to identify the mechanisms whereby availability of the essential amino acid methionine controls hepatic PGC-1aacetylation and to evaluate what effects this phenomenon has on hepatic glucose production in vivo.

Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 09/01/2017 – 08/31/2019

Kfir Sharabi (PI)

Dissecting mechanisms that control hepatic glucose production using a newly identified anti-diabetic drug

The major objective of this proposal is to identify and characterize the cellular events whereby compound SR-18292 regulates hepatic glucose production through inactivation of the PGC-1αtranscriptional complex.

Patents

“Selective Inhibition of Gluconeogenic Activity”. DFS-18160 provisional application.