Featuring experts on aging Associate Professor Shai Shen-Orr, Director of the Systems Immunology & Precision Medicine Laboratory at the Technion Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor Tzvi Dwolatzky, Director of Geriatric Services at the Rambam Health Care Campus

What are the secrets to longevity? Can cognitive training improve memory? Join your fellow Genesis Circle members to learn more about the issues we face as we age, the role of our immune system in aging, and other Technion research that could help us live longer, healthier lives.

Prof. Shai Shen-Orr, a computational biologist with expertise in big data and immunology and the co-founder of Pharma AI startup CytoReason, will interview Prof. Tzvi Dwolatzky about his life-long devotion to the field of geriatrics and the journey that led him from his native South Africa to Israel. The two will share news about their joint research on aging. Prof. Shen-Orr, a third generation Technion alumnus, will also update us on his company’s exciting work with industry.

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About the Speakers

Associate Professor Shai Shen-Orr ’00 heads the multidisciplinary Systems Immunology & Precision Medicine Laboratory at the Technion Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and is a member of the Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Engineering. Prof. Shen-Orr co-founded AI-driven CytoReason, which builds comprehensive models of human disease and has collaborations with the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Prof. Shen-Orr earned his bachelor’s degree from the Technion, his master’s from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Following postdoctoral work at Stanford University, he joined the Technion faculty in 2011.

Associate Clinical Professor Tzvi Dwolatzky focuses his research on aging, cognition, and geriatric services, and has developed technologies for cognitive assessment and training.

He is the director of Geriatric Services at the Rambam Health Care Campus and the director of Rambam’s Center for Healthy Aging. At the Technion, he heads the American Medical School and serves as vice dean of the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. He is also the national coordinator of the Israel Centenarian Study, which aims to uncover the secret to longevity in people 100 years and over.

Born in South Africa, Prof. Dwolatzky earned his medical degree in 1979 at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and did his initial training at the Johannesburg Academic Hospital. He immigrated to Israel in 1983, where he studied geriatrics at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He established the Memory Clinic at Shaare Zedek and went on to develop his interest in age-associated cognitive impairment and dementia.