Join Israeli scientists in Chicago
Meet Chicago manager/s
Benny Elbaz, Ph.D.
Benny graduated with an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Bar Ilan University, working in Prof. Orit Shaul’s lab, where he focused on the Arabidopsis thaliana vacuolar metal/proton exchanger. Despite this thrilling topic, his M.Sc. work was published in a journal you will likely never read or subscribe to (unless you belong for some reason to the “plant science” community).Benny graduated with a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hadassah Medical School, where he worked in Prof. Hannah Rahamimoff’s lab. In his Ph.D., Benny was interested in immunosuppressive drugs, immunophilins, and functional expression of the Sodium-Calcium Exchanger (NCX) Isoforms. His current work investigates the transcriptional control of myelin formation in the nervous system.When not chained to the lab, Benny spends his free time biking around Chicago.