Prof. Ophry Pines

Professor of Molecular Biology , Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, IMRIC
IMRIC Researcher

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Why I became a researcher: 

After my military service I decided to focus on biology, since it looked very interesting. Upon my graduation I reflected on my years of study and realized how much I thoroughly enjoyed doing my research and investigations. I also knew that I loved to teach. Taking both of these issues into account I understood that the best place for me to further my career and passion for science would be at the Hebrew University. The university lifestyle would be a perfect match for me.

Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to make my dream come true and follow my own stimulating scientific questions, establish a research group of wonderful students and make important discoveries.

Education: 

1984-1986: Post-Doctoral training - Department of Biochemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA.

1983: Ph.D. in Microbiology - Tel Aviv University, Israel.

1978: B.Sc., "Cum Laude" (Biology) - Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Selected Awards and Honors: 
2009-2014: Invited Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore
1997/1998: Feldman Foundation Scholar
1994: EMBO Fellowship
1984-1986: Chaim Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellowship
Contact: 
ophryp [at] ekmd [dot] huji [dot] ac [dot] il