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​​Curriculum Vitae  ​

Personal Details

Date and Place of Birth:                5 January 1952, Jaffa (Tel-Aviv), Israel.   

Marital Status:                                Married, three children.

Academic Education

1978, BSc Pharm.; 1980, MSc with Distinction; 1985, PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (HUJI).

Academic Career

1984-1986            Postdoctoral Fellow, the Children's Hosp., Harvard Medical School (RJ Levy), Boston, MA; and Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Applied                                                   Biological Sciences (R. Langer), MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.

1987 - 1991          Lecturer, Dept. of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

1991–1992           Visiting Prof., Dept. of Cardiology (RJ Levy) and College of Pharmacy (G. Amidon), Univ. of Michigan, USA.

1992-1997            Senior Lecturer (with tenure) in Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Medicine, HUJI.

1997-2000            Assoc. Prof. of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Medicine, HUJI.

2000                     Full Prof. of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Medicine, HUJI.

2008-2009            Visiting Prof., Dept. Chemical Engineering (R. Langer), MIT, USA.

2015-2016            Visiting Prof., Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (R. Langer), MIT, USA.


1997 - 2000           Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, HUJI.

2000 - 2006           Chairman, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, HUJI (2 available terms).

2009 - 2014           Elected member, Senate of HUJI.

2010 - 2016           Steering & Scientific committee, HUJI Nanocenter.

2013 - 2014           Elected member, Standing Committee of HUJI.

2013 - 2014           Appointments Committee, Tenured Faculty Promotions in the Experimental Sciences,

2013 - 2017           Planning & Development Committee, Faculty of Medicine, HUJI.

2015- 2018            Head, Division of Pharmaceutical Studies, School of Pharmacy, HUJI.

Awards and Honors (selected)

1988                    Principal co-author of paper awarded "The 1988 Ebert Prize" of the Am. Pharm. Assoc. for the most outstanding paper of the year in J.                                      ​​    Pharm. Sci.

1989                    Outstanding Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine.

1991                    The J. Schmerler Faculty Prize for excellence in research in the year 90-91.

1999                    The Juludan Prize for Excellence in Biomedical Research (Technion, Israel).

1999                    The "Ben Schendar Prize" in "Pharmacology and Drug Development".

2000                    Elected Fellow of the "American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering".

2002                    Kaye prize for innovations, HUJI.

2003                    Best paper of the year award, The D. Bloom Center for Pharmacy, HUJI.

2008                    Distinguished Service Award, The Pharmaceutical Society of Israel.

2013                    Nanomedicine Award, iCARE project (EU, EuroNanoMed, M. Griffith, PI); ETPN.

2015                    Incumbent, The Woll Sisters & Brothers Chair in Cardiovascular Diseases (Endowed).

Professional Activities (selected)

Organizer, chairman/co-chairman of international conferences. Member of 4 editorial boards, and referee. Member & chairman of several HUJI & national committees. Over 160 worldwide invited lectures in academia and industry (not including contributed presentations in meetings/conferences).

Teaching (2017-18)

Advanced  Drug  Delivery  Systems;  Pharmacology;  Graduate  (Pharmaceutical  Dosage  Forms,  HUJI  Nanoscience  & Nanotechnology Program); Supervisor of 4 MSc & 3 PhD students.​

Research (Key words)

Controlled   release   drug   delivery   systems;   Nanoparticles;   Liposomes;   Gene   Delivery;   Immunomodulation   in inflammation & Cardiovascular diseases; Monocytes/Macrophages; Bisphosphonates; QDs, Cardiovascular and Cancer pathologies; BBB; Drug delivery in HIV and HSV; Basic-research grants and industrial projects.

Publications Google Scholar | ORCID | Mendeley | PubMed​ 

146 full peer-reviewed publications, >40 patents, and >200 abstracts & proceedings. h index: 50 (