Dan Gazit is a Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He received his D.M.D. degree in dental medicine and Ph.D. degree in bone biology from Hebrew University. After a postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA, he returned to Hebrew University to become the Head of the Skeletal Biotech Laboratory, from 1992 to present, and a Full Professor of Skeletal Biotechnology, from 2002 to present. Among his positions at Hebrew University, Gazit was the Director of the Converging Sciences and Technologies Center and the Head of the Dental Sciences Graduate Program. Currently, he is the Head of the Faculty of Dental Medicine Research Committee and a Member of the Experimental Sciences Faculty Appointments and Promotion Committee at Hebrew University. Gazit is a member of the editorial board of several tissue-engineering journals and the Chair of the Progenitors and Stem Cells Topic Committee of the Orthopaedic Research Society. From 1999 to 2004, he was a Visiting Professor in the Netherlands and in the universities of Boston, Harvard, and Virginia. Gazit’s scientific interests include adult stem cell biology, skeletal tissue engineering, gene therapy, noninvasive imaging, and nanotechnology. In these areas, he has published more than a hundred and thirty peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He is especially interested in projects that bring together several scientific disciplines in order to advance stem cell-based therapeutic approaches in regenerative medicine. Several of his discoveries were registered as patents in Europe and the USA and licensed to a start-up company in California. For these achievements, he was honored with the prestigious Isaac Kaye Award for technological innovations. Gazit’s research goals are to promote the use of adult stem cells for the clinical treatment of skeletal disorders and injuries.
Biography Updated on 20 November 2012