Yinon Ben-Neriah, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Ben-Neriah received his M.D. from Tel Aviv University and Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and was a postdoctoral fellow in Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore’s lab at the Whitehead Institute-MIT. His research work focuses on signaling pathways regulating innate immunity and inflammation, particularly in the context of cancer. His lab deciphered key steps in the activation of the NFkB and Wnt signaling pathways and studied them in animal models of cancer. Dr. Ben-Neriah is an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), a spokesman of the International German Israeli Graduate Student program SignGene, Chair of the advisory board of the BIOSS Excellence Center of Freiburg University (Germany), and Adjunct Professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In December 2019, Dr. Ben-Neriah was awarded the EMET Prize, also known as ‘Israel’s Nobel Prize’, in the Life Sciences category for his “important scientific contribution to understanding immune signaling processes and decoding abnormal signal transmission mechanisms in cancer cells”. In addition to this prestigious honor, Dr. Ben-Neriah has also been awarded the Rappaport Prize, for his biomedical research; Columbia University’s Schaefer Research Scholar Award; the Teva Founders Prize, and the Landau Prize.