Lab Members

Dan         Gazit

Prof. Dan Gazit

Principal Investigator

Professor Dan Gazit received a B.Sc in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After specializing in oral pathology and practicing in the clinic for several years, he obtained a Ph.D. in Bone biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since then, Prof. Dan Gazit has led numerous projects in skeletal regeneration. In his research, he has pioneered the use of genetically engineered mesenchymal stem cell and their applications in skeletal tissue repair.

Zulma      Gazit

Dr. Zulma Gazit

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Zulma Gazit received a M.Sc. in Biochemistry at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Later, she obtained her Ph.D. in the field of Immunology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, and the use of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) as a therapeutic approach. Besides that, she investigates the effects of teriparatide (PTH) administration on the regeneration of calvarial bone defects.

Gadi     Pelled

Dr. Gadi Pelled

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Gadi Pelled received a B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. After specializing in gerodontology and oral pathology, he obtained a Ph.D. in Tissue Engineering from the Hebrew University. Since 2006 he has been a Research Scientist at the Skeletal Biotech Lab focusing on bone and tendon tissue regeneration.

Eran    Yalon

Eran Yalon

Lab Manager

Eran obtained a B.Sc in Biotechnology at the Tel-Hai Academic College. He later joined our lab, were he obtained a M.Sc. Since then he serves as our lab manager, and takes part in the various projects that are running. Eran is very devoted to our team, and makes great efforts so that the working environment is agreeable and pleasant. In his free time, Eran practices martial arts and loves to listen to rock music.

Raphael - Canazei

Raphael Lieber

MD MSc Student

Raphael's research concentrates on the regeneration of bone in rodent and large animal models, by means of hormonal and cell therapy. Besides that, he is working on the development of a novel method of joint cartilage reconstruction. Raphael's aim is to get a deeper understanding of bone and cartilage regeneration, with the intention of providing future interventions which will serve patients in need.

Doron Cohn Yakubovitch

Doron Cohn Yakubovitch

MD PhD Student

Doron develops novel stem cell-based therapeutic approaches designed to treat non-union bone fractures in a variety of anatomical sites and conditions. He is interested not only in evolving cutting edge methods, but also in eliciting the underlying molecular and cellular processes that drive successful bone regeneration. For this purpose, he created a designated imaging tool-box. In addition, Doron strives to translate these advances to the clinical arena by establishing large animal models.

Maxim Bez

Maxim Bez

MD PhD Student

Maxim's research is focused on developing novel non-viral gene delivery methods for bone regeneration and bone-ligament enthesis, as well as developing non-invasive approach based on MR imaging to diagnose discogenic low back pain.

Perla Scialom

Perla Scialom, DMD

MSc Student

Perla studied dental medicine at the Cayetano Heredia University of Peru, and joined our lab after obtaining her DMD degree.
Perla's research focuses on the use of injectible biomaterials for the treatment of intervetebral disc degeneration.

Alin Yaya

Alin Yaya

DMD MSc Student

Alin finished her 3rd year student in the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, and has been working in our lab for since her first year in school. Alin took part in various biomolecular assays, as well as in animal handling. Her work has significantly contributed to articles and abstracts which were published by our lab. Alin postponed her clinical studies for one year in order to obtain her MSc, which focuses on the bone regeneration using PTH in mandibular defects.