Lab Members

Dan         Gazit

Prof. Dan Gazit

DMD, PhD
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

PhD
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

DMD, PhD
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.

Raphael - Canazei

Raphael Lieber

MD PhD 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.