Lab members

Present members

Principal investigator

Barak Akabayov, PhD

Office: Building 43 room 312

akabayov@bgu.ac.il

Lab Manager

Irena Gertsberg, PhD

irenag@bgu.ac.il

Visiting Professor

Jack Cohen, PhD

Visiting Professor at BGU Chemistry Department Jack Cohen originally comes from London, England, where he obtained his BSc degree in Chemistry at Queen Mary College, London University, and his PhD degree in nucleic acid chemistry with Lord Todd at Cambridge University.  He spent two years post-doc at the Weizmann Institute and another two years at Harvard Medical School.  He joined Merck Research Labs, NJ, and then went to the NIH, where he worked for 22 years.  He specialized in NMR spectroscopy studies of proteins and nucleic acids and he pioneered metabolic studies of cancer cells using 31P MRS. Then he pioneered drug development in the antisense area.  He moved to Israel in 1996 and became Chief Scientist of the Tel Hashomer Hospital/Sheba Medical Center.  After that he spent 5 years as Visiting Professor at the Pharmacology Department, Hebrew University.  In 2021 he has so far published 3 papers.

External link: http://www.jackcohenart.com

Link to full CV

cohenjk@post.bgu.ac.il

Postdoctoral Researcher

Vinay Tiwari, PhD

Office: Building 43 room 311

vinaysha@post.bgu.ac.il

PhD Student

Adi Dayan, MSc

Office: Building 43 room 311

adiday@post.bgu.ac.il

PhD Student

Benjamin Tam, MSc

Building 43 room 311

tamb@post.bgu.ac.il

PhD Student

Hadar Grimberg

hadargr@post.bgu.ac.il

PhD Student

Shankar Bhattarai

Building: 43, Room 311

shankar@post.bgu.ac.il

MSc Student

Sarah-Adi Eisndorfer

Building 43 room 311

sarahadi@post.bgu.ac.il

MSc Student

Shlomi Sanani

sananis@post.bgu.ac.il

MSc Student

Samuel Joshua

Building 43 room 311

durbha@post.bgu.ac.il

MSc Student

Aviv Rozen

Building 43 room 311

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Past members

PhD studiesYear of graduationCurrent Position
Stefan Ilic2019Postdoc at the Technion
Master Studies
Yasmin Ben-Ishay2019PhD student at the WIS
Hadar Hodor2019
Shira Cohen2020
Morya Perez2020
Postdocs
Meenakshi Singh2018Assistant Professor at IIT, Varanasi
Rikesh Dewangan2019Assistant Professor at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

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