Sasha Berdichevski, Ph.D.
Sasha obtained a B.A. with distinction in Medical Laboratory Science (Faculty of Biology) and a M.Sc. with distinction in Physiology (Faculty of Medicine) from the Technion, Israel. She carried out her Ph.D. in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, also at the Technion. Sasha joined the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge as a post-doctoral research associate in December 2014, having obtained a Blavatnik Fellowship, followed by a Marie Curie Fellowship. Dr Berdichevski’s research interests concern with designing scaffolds for tissue engineering, with specific focus on the effect of biomaterial composition and 3-dimensional configuration on the performance of the engineered tissue. In her post-doctoral project she has focused on cell-based approaches to create capillary networks and bone within collagen scaffolds with tailored pore architecture.
Sasha is married to Michael, and has a 10-year-old son, Liam.
Galit Katarivas Levy, Ph.D.
Galit is a postdoctoral research associate as a Blavatnik Fellowship, in the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is working on the vascularization potential of magneto-active bone scaffolds based on interconnected networks of ferromagnetic fibres. Galit obtained her PhD, MSc and BSc in the Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Her research in BGU had concern with the development of biodegradable metallic implants. Galit is married to Haguy, has a 6-year-old son, Itay and 5-year-old girl, Romy.