Prof. David Lichtstein
Walter & Greta Stiel Chair in Heart Studies
To me, becoming a scientist was the only means to satisfy my curiosity of the laws on nature. As a child, I was curious about a lot of things, such as: where water goes when it is boiled, why cows eat grass and we don’t, why dogs don’t talk, and so on. Of course, as anyone with an interest in science and without sufficient knowledge, I tried “experiments" with mostly bizarre results. But that did not stop me from being curious.
During my high school days, the field that excited me the most was biology and in particular the human body and the way it functions. I choose medical sciences as a career because of the combination it offers of being a scientist and at the same time being engaged in work that may influence the life of many people all over the world.
1979: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiological Chemistry and Pharmacology, Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, NJ
1977: Ph.D., Department of Physiology, the Hebrew University — Hadassah Medical School
1972: M.Sc. in Physiology, Department of Physiology, the Hebrew University — Hadassah Medical School
1970: B.Sc. in Physiology and Zoology, the Hebrew University
“There is a constant increase in scientific knowledge. The increment is made up of numerous findings, discoveries and advances,” said Dr. David Lichtstein of the potential for medical breakthroughs.