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Prof. Isaac Witz is the principal investigator of the lab. He has an M.Sc in Microbiology and Biochemistry and a PhD in Cancer Biology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He did his Postdoc at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York. Isaac leads the lab to study bi-directional interactions between cancer cells and their microenvironment, and the influence of such interactions on cancer progression and metastasis.   

Principal investigator

Prof. Isaac Witz

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Dr. Orit Sagi-Assif is the laboratory manager. She has a B.Sc in Biology, an M.Sc in Microbiology and a PhD in Cancer Research and Hematology, from Tel Aviv University. Orit studies the interactions between brain resident cells and brain-metastasizing melanoma cells.    

Lab manager

Dr. Orit Sagi-Assif

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Mrs. Tsipi Meshel is a research assistant. She has a B.Sc in Biology and an M.Sc in Human Microbiology,  from Tel Aviv University. Tsipi utilizes advanced molecular biology techniques to examine determinants of cancer metastasis.

Research assistant

Mrs. Tsipi Meshel

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Dr. Sivan Izraely-Bino is a research fellow. She has a B.Sc in Biotechnology and a PhD in Cell Research and Immunology,  from Tel Aviv University. Sivan studies the molecular mechanisms of melanoma brain metastasis.

Research fellow

Dr. Sivan Izraely-Bino

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Dr. Shelly Maman is a research fellow. She has a B.Sc in Biology and an M.Sc in Cell Research and Immunology from Tel Aviv University and a PhD in Biochemistry and Cancer Research from the University of Maryland and Tel Aviv University. Shelly is developing novel anticancer therapies based on innate metastasis-inhibitory factors.

Research fellow

Dr. Shelly Maman

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Dr. Adi Moshe is a research fellow. She has a B.Sc in Molecular Cell Biology and Bioinformatics from the University of Amsterdam, an M.Sc in Molecular Plant Biology and a PhD in Molecular Plant Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Adi studies the influence of microenvironmental molecules on melanoma brain metastasis. 

Research fellow

Dr. Adi Moshe

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Mrs. Moran Frig is a research assistant. She has a B.Sc in Life Sciences from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and an M.Sc in Cell Research and Immunology from Tel Aviv University. Moran Studies factors in the brain microenvironment and their influence on melanoma brain metastasis. 

Research assistant

Mrs. Moran Frig

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Ms. Ayala Raanan is an M.Sc student. She has a B.Sc in Marine Biology from the Ruppin Academic Center in Michmoret. Ayala studies potential oncolytic virotherapy of brain metastasis in melanoma. 

    

M.Sc student

Ms. Ayala Raanan

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Ms. Shaked Hadad is an M.Sc student. She has a B.sc in Life Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shaked studies the influence of microenvironmental molecules on the metastatic process in melanoma.

M.Sc student

Ms. Shaked Hadad

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Ms. Sapir Malka is a research assistant. She has a B.sc in Life and Medical Sciences from Tel Aviv University. Sapir studies molecular mechanisms in melanoma brain metastasis. 

Lab Technician

Ms. Sapir Malka

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Mrs. Shlomit Ben-Menachem is a research assistant. She has a B.sc in Biology and an M.Sc in Immunology from Tel Aviv University. Shlomit studies molecular mechanisms in melanoma brain metastasis. 

   

Research assistant

Mrs. Shlomit Ben-Menachem

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