Assaf Zemel (PI)
Dr. Zemel obtained his Ph.D in theoretical chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2005), studying the interaction of amphipathic (antibiotic) peptides with lipid membranes. He then moved to the Weizmann institute for postdoctoral studies on cell-cell mechanical interactions and then did a second postdoc at the University of California at Davis, on collective interactions of motor-proteins in the cytoskeleton. Dr. Zemel is a senior lecturer of theoretical biophysics at the institute of dental sciences of the Hebrew University since Oct 2008. He is a member of the Fritz Haber center for molecular dynamics and the center of bioengineering of the Hebrew University. Dr. Zemel received the Kneset award for excellence in master studies in 1998, the Horowitz fellowship for his PhD studies in 2002-2005 and the Golda Meir (young investigator) award for his scientific achievements in 2009.