Dr. Raul Colodner was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1955. He obtained his Masters degree in Laboratory Medicine Sciences and Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires in 1978. In 1979 he immigrated to Israel where he lives nowadays. In 1988 he joined the Microbiology laboratory of Ha'Emek Medical Center in the city of Afula, Israel. In 2003 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Clinical Microbiology from the Union Institute and University at Cincinnatti, USA. In the last 25 years he has been involved in diagnostics, clinical research and teaching, as a senior clinical microbiologist, chair of Microbiology laboratory and since 2006 Director of Laboratory Medicine Department of Haemek Medical Center and the Regional Laboratories of Clalit Health Services in Northern Israel. Dr. Colodner's academic experience includes teaching Medical Microbiology in several academic institutions, like the Rappaport Medical School of The Technion University in Haifa, Sheinbron Nursing School of Tel Aviv University, Yezreel Valley College, and Tel-Hi College. He published so far 67 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and presented more than 80 abstracts at international meetings. Between 2004 and 2010 he was the Israel delegate for the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System and was an invited speaker in more than 30 professional meetings. Dr. Colodner has tutored more than 20 Graduate students in basic sciences and Masters Thesis. His main fields of research are bacterial resistance to antibiotics, rapid diagnostic methods in Bacteriology, and the use of probiotics for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Following an outbreak in 2006, he isolated and described for the first time the new emerging pathogen Vibrio vulnificus Biotype 3.
Biography Updated on 26 April 2011