Prof. Emanuel Hanski

IMRIC Researcher , Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, IMRIC

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Why I became a researcher: 

In high school I always liked my science classes and did well in them. I took chemistry, biology, and physics but I really liked chemistry the most because we had a wonderful teacher and we practiced it in the school laboratory. So I decided to study chemistry at the Hebrew University as a first degree. At the end of my studies, I decided to combine my passion for biology with chemistry and continued my academic career in the field of biochemistry. My research was focused on signal transduction through G-proteins. I continued my research in this area during my post-doctorate in the USA. Upon returning to Israel, I became fascinated with microbial toxins' mechanisms of action. In 1984 I shifted my focus to study how bacteria causes diseases in humans. 

Education: 

1979-1981: Post-Doctoral training, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Washington DC

1979: PhD in Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1971: BA in Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Selected Awards and Honors: 
2005: Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Selected as an International Scholar (USA) in infectious diseases
2002: Sarov Prize for excellent research in Medical Microbiology, The Israeli Society for Microbiology Israel
1997: Honorary fellow of the Israeli Ministry of Science Israel
1990: The Yigal Allon Career Development Award, Israel
1979: The Weizmann Institute Fellowship for post-doctoral training, Israel
Contact: 
emanuelh [at] ekmd [dot] huji [dot] ac [dot] il