Dr. Eli Pikarsky

Senior Lecturer , Immunology and Cancer Research, IMRIC

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Why I became a researcher: 

I want to understand more about cancer — how it grows and how to treat it
Our research at IMRIC has given us new understanding of the different forms of cancer.
Most of the projects in our lab involve animal models of cancer. Using genetically engineered mice, we are learning to identify tumor initiation and progression in different cancer models including liver, prostate, germ cell, breast and gastrointestinal cancer.
What we learn from these projects will help us better understand tumor initiation and growth, and lead to better treatment across the spectrum of cancers.


Ph.D., M.D., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Selected Awards and Honors: 
2012: Research Grant from the European Research Council of the European Union
2011: Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Discovery in Medical Research
peli [at] hadassah [dot] org [dot] il
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