Nissim Benvenisty#


Nissim Benvenisty
Email:nissimb 'at' mail.huji.ac.il
Membership Number:4797
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:nbenvenisty
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://benvenisty.huji.ac.il


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 Vice Dean, Faculty of Science, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2014 Director, The Azrieli Center for Stem Cells and Genetic Research, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2005 - 2014 Director, Stem Cell Unit, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2006 - 2009 Chair, Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2002 Professor, Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2002 - 2003 Head of Biology Teaching and Vice Chair, Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1999 - 2000 Visiting Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard University, Boston, USA
  • 1998 - 2002 Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1993 - 1998 Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1990 - 1993 Research Fellow, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Stem cells
  • Cancer research
  • Genetic disorders
  • Human development

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Milken Prize
  • 2014 Awarded The Azrieli Center for Stem Cells and Genetic Research
  • 2010 Kaye Prize
  • 2006 Awarded the Legacy-Heritage Stem Cell Center
  • 2003 Teva Prize
  • 1999 - 2000 Awarded the Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Fellowship
  • 1999 The Herbert Cohn Chair in Cancer Research
  • 1998 Awarded the Rom Prize in Genetics
  • 1997 Awarded the Hestrin Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 1996 Awarded the Naftali Prize
  • 1995 Awarded the Hebrew University Prize for Young Scientist
  • 1995 - 1998 Awarded Best Teacher in Genetics
  • 1994 The Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Senior Lectureship in Life Sciences
  • 1993 - 1996 Awarded the Alon Fellowship
  • 1991 - 1993 Awarded the Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1990 - 1991 Awarded the Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1990 - 1991 Awarded the Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1988 Awarded the Senta Foulkes Prize (London)
  • 1985 Best Teacher Award for teaching biochemistry and molecular biology
  • 1982 - 1985 Foulkes Foundation Fellowship
  • 1982 Awarded a Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York - Program for outstanding students
  • 1981 Awarded the Faculty Prize

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