Noah Isakov is the Joseph H. Krupp Professor of cancer immunobiology and Chair of the Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. Isakov has served on faculty at Ben Gurion University since 1986. His work is focused on mechanisms of regulation of T-lymphocyte activation, signaling pathways mediating cell growth regulation and differentiation, determination of the role of oncogene and protooncogene products in neoplastic processes, and mechanisms of cell transformation. Isakov earned a B.S. degree in biology (with distinction) from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in 1974 and an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in immunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1976 and 1981, respectively. Isakov undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the Immunobiology Research Center and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota in 1981–1983. He then worked at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, at the Department of Immunology, as a Research Associate (1983–1986) and as a Scientific Associate (1986–1988). During the 1990s, Isakov spent five two-month stints as a Visiting Scientist at The Scripps Research Institute and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. From 1993 to 1995, he served as a Visiting Scientist at the Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. From 2003 to 2004, he was on Sabbatical at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City, where he held the Esther Z. Greenberg Honors Chair in Biomedical Research.
Biography Updated on 13 September 2012