Prof. Shulamit Levenberg
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion

Prof. Levenberg is the head of the Stem cell and Tissue engineering lab at the Technion Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. She serves as the director of the Technion Center for 3D Bioprinting and the Rina & Avner Schneur Center for Diabetes Research, and holds the Stanley and Sylvia Shirvan Chair in Cancer and Life Sciences. Prof Levenberg earned her PhD at the Weizmann Institute of Science and pursued her post-doctoral research at MIT in the lab of Professor Robert Langer. She spent a sabbatical year as a visiting professor at the Wyss Institute for Biology Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and a summer sabbatical at the University of Western Australia as a winner of the Raine Visiting Professor Award. Prof. Levenberg research involve vascularization of engineered tissues and  improving survival and perfusion of engineered grafts. Prof. Levenberg was the first to engineer vascularized tissue flaps, offering novel reconstruction techniques using engineered tissue constructs. She recently developed unique stem-cell engineered tissue constructs that induce the regeneration and repair of injured spinal cords and a genetically engineered muscle tissue for treatment of type 2 diabetes. Prof Levenberg was named by Scientific American as a “Research Leader” in tissue engineering and received numerous prizes including the Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, awarded by the Wolf Foundation, the France-Israel Foundation Prize, the Italian Excellence. for Israel Prize, the Teva Founders Prize and Research Grant and the Juludan Research Prize. Recent awards include the Rappaport Prize for Excellence in Biomedical Sciences, the Michael Bruno Memorial Award, the Katz prize and a Medal of Distinction from the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. She is founder and CSO of three start-up companies in the areas of cultured meat, spinal cord regeneration and nanoliter diagnostic arrays.  Prof Levenberg is the former President of the Israel Stem Cell Society and the former Dean of the Technion Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. She served as a member of the Israel National Council for Bioethics.