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Professor Eldad Tzahor

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel)

Prof. Eldad Tzahor received a BSc in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1991), and a PhD in molecular biology (1999) at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel). After postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA), he joined the staff of the Weizmann Institute in 2003. Prof. Tzahor studies novel mechanisms for cardiac regeneration following injury in mammals, a major challenge in current biomedical research. The lab develops novel approaches in cardiac biology to stimulate heart regeneration and repair. Prof. Tzahor is considered a world leader in the field of cardiac regeneration. His research in the field of regenerative medicine could potentially lead to treatments for heart disease in adult patient. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious grants and awards, including two European Research Council (ERC) grants, Foundation LeDucq, Horizon 2020 Regenerative Medicine and the Levinson Prize in Biology.