Live From Technion Webinar with Professor Yaron Fuchs
Could insights about cell death lead to better ways to contain viral infections, and serve as the basis for new drug development? According to Technion alumnus and Assistant Professor Yaron Fuchs, they just might. While scientists have long studied stem cell rejuvenation, Prof. Fuchs had the courage and insight to follow a new direction. Looking at the flip side of stem cell renewal — death, he broke new, unexplored ground that is leading to novel insights and strategies in tissue regeneration, including recovery processes in the intestines, hair growth, treatments for cancer and other diseases, and even the potential regrowth of organs.
Join us to hear Prof. Fuchs discuss his life-changing work, and about how he and his lab are dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic. It’s all part of the Technion Impact, the incredible and incomparable effect that the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has had on Israel and the world.
Prof. Fuchs heads the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in the Faculty of Biology, and is a faculty member at both the Technion Integrated Cancer Center and the Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences & Engineering. He holds the Deloro Career Advancement Chair in the Leaders of Science and Technology program and is also associated with the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute.
Yehuda Sabiner, MD ’19 will kick off the webinar with a briefing from the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in Israel. In addition to caring for patients at The Chaim Sheba Medical Center Tel HaSHomer, Dr. Sabiner is also leading outreach to the Orthodox community to ensure that the social isolation measures currently in place to contain COVID-19 are adhered to.
Dr. Yehuda Sabiner is a graduate of the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. He is the first Israeli-born member of the ultra-Orthodox community to graduate from medical school.