In his lab, located in Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Prof. Zinger and his all-female team are developing personalized biomimetic nanotechnology (inspired by nature) platforms for drug delivery and regenerative medicine. They are specifically trying to target atherosclerosis plaque to remedy coronary disease; glial cells to find a cure for glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer; and human neurons to treat RETT syndrome, a rare postnatal disorder. After fellow soldiers were wounded in battle and suffered from traumatic brain injuries, Prof. Zinger is also exploring new ways of targeting therapeutics to the injured brain.

Prof. Zinger received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Associate Professor Avi Schroeder’s Laboratory for Targeted Drug Delivery and Personalized Medicine Technologies. One of their many outstanding achievements entailed combining enzymes with nanoscale drug delivery systems to perform localized procedures that could have otherwise required surgery, in a more effective and non-invasive manner.

While a student, Prof. Zinger served as Chairman of the Technion Student Association and as an academic assistant in both biomedical and chemical engineering. Today, he is a member of the Technion Faculty Ambassador Program, which prepares faculty to serve as speakers during events and meetings with supporters in the U.S. and globally. As such, Ambassador Faculty are mentored to better understand the mission of the ATS and other Technion Societies. This “Win-Win” Program is expected to benefit the Technion while also offering Ambassadors wider exposure to their research and opportunities to polish their presentation skills.

Recently, Prof. Zinger was invited to join the prestigious “Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting” as a young scientist.

The grandson of a Holocaust survivor, Prof. Zinger (Major res.) served the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in three wars and operations during the 2000s, receiving an excellency award for his leadership in the Second Lebanon War of 2006. As a reservist, he serves as the Executive Officer of the Armored Corps Headquarters.

Last Updated: October 2022

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