Igniting The Next Generation Of Biotech Startups: Medical Innov @ Hebrew U.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM tp 9:30 AM (CDT)


Biography

Dr. Ya'akov (Koby) Nahmias, Director of the Grass Center for Bioengineering at the Hebrew University

Dr. Ya'akov Nahmias received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and Biology from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota with Prof. David Odde, and his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School with Prof. Martin Yarmush. In 2006, he became an independent investigator at Harvard Medical School, winning a prestigious NIH Research Scientist Career Award (K01). In 2009, Dr. Nahmias moved to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he won a major ERC Starting Grant. In 2010, Nahmias became a Golda Meir Fellow and a Panel Member of the ERC Starting Grant (LS9 – Biotechnology). He is the editor of Microdevices in Biology and Medicine and the founder of the Methods in Bioengineering conference series. His work is published in the leading journals of the field including: Nature Protocols, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Medicine, and Nature Biotechnology. Dr. Nahmias is the head of the microLiver Technologies (μLT) Laboratory with over $5.2 million in independent research funding. As of 2010 he is serving as the Director of the Center of Bioengineering in the Service of Humanity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the head of its Bioengineering Program.