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Ziv a postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Cell Biology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, in the laboratory of Prof. Sergio Grinstein. His research is focused on macrophages, cells that are part of the innate-immune system and specialized in phagocytosis. More specifically, he studies the molecular basis of macrophage polarization to inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cells. He did his Masters and PhD in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the department of Life Sciences under the joint supervision of Prof. Amir Sagi and Dr. Isam Khalaila from the Department of Biotechnology Engineering. During his PhD, he studied the interaction between vitellogenin, the precursor of the main yolk protein, and its receptor in the oocytes of fresh water prawns. In 2013, he started his first postdoc in the lab of Dr. Eyal Gur in the Department of Life Sciences and The National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev. In the Gur lab, he studied a unique mycobacterial protein degradation system, analogues to ubiquitin, in-order to develop a novel anti-tuberculosis antibiotics.
His free time is dedicated to his family, his beloved wife Nirit and their two adorable girls, Shai and Sheer. Together they explore the great Canadian wild and the local music scene.