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ICRF Presents Brilliant Minds Webinar Series - "Listen to Your Gut: Cancer, Immunity and Gut Health"


May 27, 2020 11:28 AM

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Naama Geva-Zatorksy, PhD
Technion Faculty of Medicine, Technion Integrated Cancer Center @Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Professor Naama Geva-Zatorsky's research combines systems-biology with microbiology and immunology to study the interactions between gut microbes and the host immune system in health and disease. With the support of her current two-year ICRF Acceleration Grant, she is investigating gut bacteriophages—viruses that infect bacteria living in the gut—whose role in the regulation of the immune system may hold the key to unlocking innovative new ways to prevent cancer initiation and progression. Her lab has also been at the forefront of the Technion’s COVID-19 response with the development of a simple rapid home test capable of detecting the virus in under an hour without lab analysis. Prof. Geva-Zatorsky has received numerous awards and honors for her groundbreaking work to date, including the EMBO Fellowship, UNESCO-L’Oreal award, John F. Kennedy Prize, Teva Prize and Barenholz Prize for Academic Excellence. She received her BSc from Tel Aviv University and an MSc and PhD from the Weizmann
Nancy Maizels, PhD
Professor, Immunology and Biochemistry; Adjunct Professor, Pathology; Director, Molecular Medicine Program @University of Washington School of Medicine
Dr. Nancy Maizels is a Professor of Immunology and Biochemistry at the University of Washington, where her laboratory studies recombination and repair in human cells. She received her AB from the University of California at Berkeley, and PhD from Harvard University, where she was a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows. Prior to her current position, Dr. Maizels was a faculty member in the Departments of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Genetics at Yale from 1987-2000. She currently serves as Chair of the ICRF International Scientific Council (ISC) and is Incoming Chair of the ICRF Scientific Review Panel (SRP).