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Dan Zilberstein

Dan Zilberstein

Laboratory Director
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Israel

Biography

Professor Zilberstein graduated as Ph.D. in microbiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and continued his post doctorate studies at the US National Institutes of Health for infectious parasitic diseases. He joined the Technion Faculty of Biology and was its Dean. He is currently a member of the Technion Council and Board of Governors. In 2012 Professor Zilberstein was nominated executive director of Technion Pre University Education Center. To date, 19 M.Sc. and 14 Ph.D. students have graduated under Professor Zilbersteins' supervision. He has published 56 peer reviewed research papers and 12 reviews and book chapters. Over the years Professor Zilberstein has been awarded several prizes, the most recent was the 2014 Israel Sarov Prize from the Israel Society for Microbiology. Professor Zilberstein's expertise is cell biology and physiology of Leishmania parasites.

Research Interest

Membrane physiology and bioenergetics of the human pathogen Leishmania, Molecular mechanism of Leishmania differentiation, Proteomics and transcriptomics of Leishmania development,Amino acid transport in Leishmania parasites.