Baruch Rinkevich received the B.S. degree in biology in 1972, the M.S. degree (with distinction) from the Department of Zoology in 1975, the Teaching Diploma from the School of Education in 1980, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Zoology in 1982, all from Tel-Aviv University. He made his postdoctorate studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif, USA, during August 1983–August 1984; and at the Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif, USA during August 1985–April 1988. Dr. Rinkevich obtained many awards including Rothschild Fellowship Award in 1983; Life Sciences Research Award in 1985 and 1988; A. Meirbaum Award in 1988. In addition, the Israel Cancer Research Fund granted him the Research Career Developmental Award in 1989 and 1994. He was also granted the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award in 1991; MINERVA Center for “Invertebrate Immunology and Developmental Biology” in 1995; Tobias Landau Award in Marine Biology in 1999. He served in many high positions as an Assistant Professor and as a Senior Scientist at the Marine Biology Department, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, April 1988–April 1991, then as an Associate Professor and a Senior Scientist at the same place from April 1991 to April 1994, untill he held the position of a Professor and a Senior Scientist in April 1994. Moreover, he was the Head of MINERVA Center for“Invertebrate Immunology and Developmental Biology” from 1995 to 2002, the Head of the Department of Marine Biology and Biotechnology, National Institute of Oceanography, June 2002–March 2008. Then he was an Adjunct Professor at Ben Gurion University, Israel, in October 2006 and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Haifa, Israel, in February 2008. Dr. Rinkevich has more than 220 publications and a book.
Biography Updated on 11 August 2008