Professor Uri Nir

Bar-Ilan University


Biography

Professor Uri Nir
Dean of Students

Director of the Nano Medicine Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology
Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Uri Nir completed his undergraduate studies at Bar-Ilan University (BSc Magna Cum Laude) and received his Ph.D in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Weizmann Institute for Science in 1984. He then did his postdoctoral training on Hormone Research at the University of California Medical Center and joined the Life Sciences Faculty at Bar-Ilan University, lecturing on molecular and cellular biology. Nir was Chairman of the Department of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan (1996-1998), a visiting Scientist at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital in Canada, and Chairman of the Israeli Society for Developmental Biology.

Currently, Nir is the Dean, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Biotechnology Program of the Mina and Everard Faculty ofLife Sciences at Bar-Ilan. He is a recipient of the Rothschild Award, Yigal Alon Fellowship and the Special Research Grant Award (Melul Foundation) for the Israel Cancer Association. 

His research deals with the cellular function of molecular biology of cancer and inflammatory diseases and he is currently engaged in the development of a new anti-cancer drug.

Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Life Sciences

The Faculty's staff includes more than 40 scientists-researchers, who lecture in courses in their field of expertise. Each of them heads an active and lively research group, which includes colleagues, technicians, and graduate students. In 2009 there are 893 undergraduate students at the Faculty. There are also 210 masters' students, 167 doctoral students and 21 post-doctoral students who actively participate in a diversity of research programs at the Faculty. These stages in their training prepare them for a scientific career in the academy, the biotechnological industry, medical laboratories and the public service. Faculty graduates can be found in key positions in all of these fields. The Faculty is undergoing a process of growth and development, and comprises a "center for excellence" for research and teaching. Three young and excelling new staff members are accepted to the Faculty every year, bringing with them the latest exciting innovations of the profession, the result of their training in the best research centers around the world.