The Department of Cell Biology and Cancer Science

The Department of Cell Biology and Cancer Science aims to advance knowledge in fundamental biological questions that are highly relevant for cancer. We strongly believe that understanding the processes underlying normal development and their miss-regulation in cancer is the basis for identifying molecular targets for early detection, intervention, and cure. Therefore, our multidisciplinary department is the home for diverse groups that study different aspects of human cancer biology. We are interested in having a broad view and multiple levels such as the cancer cell, the microenvironment, cancer stem cells, immune cells and the interactions between them. We study how tumors, a complex heterogeneous entity grows and spread. We apply various tools including biochemistry, cell-biology, Drosophila genetic and cancer genomics, cancer mouse models, advanced models of angiogenesis and metastasis, and cancer patient-derived specimens. We welcome everyone to join our efforts to defeat this disease.

Faculty:

Department Chair, Amir Orian (Oryan)

Aaron Ciechanover (Distinguished Technion Professor, Laureate, the 2004 Nobel prize in Chemistry)

Naama Geva-Zatorsky

Eyal Gottlieb

Gera Neufeld

Ami Aronheim

Yuval Shaked

Israel Vlodavsky

Keren Yizhak

Zahava Vadasz 

Tsila Zuckerman & Shlomit Yehudai-Reshef

Ruth Perets

Ziv Gil