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Meet Our Faculty
Dr. Debra Kaplan – From Yeshiva University to BIU
Dr. Debra Kaplan, of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, joined Bar-Ilan after nine years at Yeshiva University in New York, where she held the Dr. Pinkhos Churgin Memorial Chair in Jewish History. She recently directed the undergraduate program in Jewish history at Yeshiva College.
Rabbi Prof. Jeffrey Woolf – Providing Ancient Answers of Contemporary Challenges
Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey R. Woolf, a Senior Lecturer in the Naftal-Yaffe Department of Talmud and Jewish Oral Law, is a master of merging the old with the new. An expert on Halakha, Rabbinic literature and Medievil Jewish history, Dr. Woolf has made it his mission to help the Jewish world of the new millennia cope with modern life’s challenges.
Dr. Tomer Kalisky – Revealing the Secrets of Biological Systems
When Tomer Kalisky was a graduate student in physics, he used statistical tools to advance the theory of network optimization. But after completing his PhD – under BIU’s Prof. Shlomo Havlin – Kalisky decided to cross over into the experimental sciences.
Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari
Meet Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, for whom International Women's day is every day. She is the Founding Director of the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women, and an Associate Professor at the BIU Faculty of Law, where she teaches family law; feministic perspective of the law, women and religion, and international women's rights.
Prof. Aharon Gedanken: Saving Lives with…Fabrics
A groundbreaking research project from the labs of Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken is being developed for industrial use, and expected to save lives in hospitals worldwide.
Dr. Meital Gal-Tanamy: Infectious Enthusiasm
Virologist Dr. Meital Gal-Tanamy never let the fact that she is a woman stop her in achieving her professional goals. A married mother of two, Gal-Tanamy heads the unique Molecular Virology Lab at The Azrieli School of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University in the Galilee.
Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal: Seeking the "On and Off Switch" to Cancer Cells
In the laboratory of Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal, new imaging techniques based on time-lapse fluorescent microscopy are making it possible to characterize genetic processes that occur inside the living nucleus.
Prof. Jay Rothman: Seeking Peace and Pursuing it
Bar-Ilan University Professor of Conflict Resolution Jay Rothman recalls with a grin how at his wedding, years ago, his new father-in-law publically proclaimed, "I am so lucky, I now have a son-in-law who will never be out of work - he aims to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict!"
Rabbi Prof. Aryeh Frimer: Using Science to Plumb the Depths of Torah
Prof. Frimer completed his PhD at Harvard and became a post-doctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science before joining Bar-Ilan in 1975. He is a scientist and a rabbi who tries to understand the universe from the perspective of both.
Prof. Mary Rudolf: Medicine in the Galilee – a Hands-On Experience
When the Bar-Ilan University’s Faculty of Medicine was established in the Galilee in 2011, its founders had great hopes for it to revolutionize the health services provided to local residents. A strong believer in this vision, pediatrician Prof. Mary Rudolf moved to Israel in 2012 with husband Prof. Michael Krom to join the Faculty of Medicine.
Prof. Shulamit Michaeli: Gene Silencing
If the research performed at Prof. Shulamit Michaeli's lab at the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials proceeds as planned, in one decade she will be able to say she helped find a cure for cancer.
Prof. Elie Assis: Man of the Book
With a deep passion for Bible study and teaching, Prof. Elie Assis seeks to convey the beauty and spirit of the "Book of Books" around the globe.
Prof. Rachela Popovtzer: A Gold-mine of (Molecular) Information
Prof. Rachela Popovtzer is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and a member of the Nano-Medicine Center at the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA).
Dr. Ronit Irshai: Spearheading a Spiritual Revolution for Modern Orthodox Women
Dr. Ronit Irshai, the Academic Advisor and Assistant Professor at the Gender Studies Program BIU and a Researcher at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, is fueling an Orthodox feminist revolution.
Dr. Eitan Okun: Clarifying – and Preserving – Cognitive Function
The Mishna of Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) lays out a series of lifetime milestones, and defines our sixth decade as the point at which we should be looked up to, and honored as "elderly". But in medical terms, some 15% of people aged sixty-plus get more than added respect.
Prof. Zeev Zalevsky: Seeing the World in a Whole New Way
Prof. Zeev Zalevsky is Head of the Electro-Optics study program at the Faculty of Engineering and Director of the Nano Photonics Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.
Prof. Doron Aurbach: Working Towards a battery powered future
Prof. Doron Aurbach, of the Department of Chemistry and Director of the Nano Cleantech Center at the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), is among Israel's best-known battery scientists.
Prof. Gal Kaminka: Only He Who Sees the Invisible Can Do the Impossible
Prof. Gal Kaminka, 42, studies artificial intelligence at the Department of Computer Science at BIU. He has won numerous awards and professional acclaims, such as the Landau Prize for the Arts and Sciences, for his excellent work in advancing the science of robotics.
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