Prof. David Lichtstein

Walter & Greta Stiel Chair in Heart Studies IMRIC Researcher

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Why I became a researcher: 

To me, becoming a scientist was the only means to satisfy my curiosity of the laws on nature.  As a child, I was curious about a lot of things, such as: where water goes when it is boiled, why cows eat grass and we don’t, why dogs don’t talk, and so on.  Of course, as anyone with an interest in science and without sufficient knowledge, I tried “experiments" with mostly bizarre results.  But that did not stop me from being curious.

During my high school days, the field that excited me the most was biology and in particular the human body and the way it functions. I choose medical sciences as a career because of the combination it offers of being a scientist and at the same time being engaged in work that may influence the life of many people all over the world.


1979: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiological Chemistry and Pharmacology, Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, NJ

1977: Ph.D., Department of Physiology, the Hebrew University — Hadassah Medical School

1972: M.Sc. in Physiology, Department of Physiology, the Hebrew University — Hadassah Medical School

1970: B.Sc. in Physiology and Zoology, the Hebrew University

davidli [at] ekmd [dot] huji [dot] ac [dot] il
Researcher in the News

Jewish Independent Article: "CFHU Stretches Your Mind"

“There is a constant increase in scientific knowledge. The increment is made up of numerous findings, discoveries and advances,” said Dr. David Lichtstein of the potential for medical breakthroughs.

Canada's Governor General Visits Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine

Discussed collaborative medical research partnerships between Canada and Israel at IMRIC, the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada. Mrs. Johnston Visited Early Childhood Programs at Hebrew University.