Date and Place of Birth: 5 January 1952, Jaffa (Tel-Aviv), Israel.
Marital Status: Married, three children.
1978, BSc Pharm.; 1980, MSc with Distinction; 1985, PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (HUJI).
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).
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.
146 full peer-reviewed publications, >40 patents, and >200 abstracts & proceedings. h index: 50 (scholar.google).