Prof. Ehud Gazit, Ph.D.
Education: B.Sc. (summa cum laude), The Special University Program for Outstanding Students,
Postdoctoral fellowships with Prof. Robert T. Sauer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA 02139, USA, 1997-2000; Lecturer, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, 2000-2002; Senior Lecturer (tenured), Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, 2002-2005; Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, 2005-date; Visiting Scientist at the Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002-present
53 publications including 6 review articles and chapters in books. 7 pending patents, mostly PCT applications currently at the National Phase in the
The Dean Award for Outsdtanding B.Sc. Studies, Tel Aviv University, 1989, 1990, 1991; Ciba Foundation Bursary, 1994; Clore Foundation Program Doctoral Scholarship, 1994-1997; Certificate of Excellence for Students in High Education Institutes, awarded by The Committee of Education of the Knesset (the Israeli parliament), 1997; The John F. Kennedy Award, Weizmann Institute of Science (the most prestigious award reserved by the Feinberg Graduate School for the best students of each year’s class), 1997; EMBO Long Term Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1997-1998; Human Frontiers Science Program Long Term Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1998-2000; Finalist, Amersham Pharmacia Biotech & Science Prize for Young Scientists; 1998, Landau Research Award, Miphal Hapais Fund,1999; 2002-2003; Dan David Scholarship Award, 2002-2003.
1. Azriel, R. and Gazit, E. Analysis of the Structural and Functional Elements of the Minimal Active Fragment of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide (IAPP) (2001) J Biol Chem 276, 34156-34161.
2. Gazit, E. A Possible Role for pi-Stacking in the Self-Assembly of Amyloid Fibrils. (2002) FASEB J 16, 77-83.
3. Reches, M., and Gazit, E. Casting Metal Nanowires within Discrete Self-Assembled Peptide Nanotubes. (2003) Science 300, 625-627.
5. Porat, Y., Kolusheva, S., Jelinek, R., and Gazit, E. The Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Forms Transient Membrane-Active Prefibrillar Assemblies. Biochemistry (2003) 42, 10971-10977. (Highlighted in press-release, American Chemical Society).
6. Reches, M., and Gazit, E. Formation of Closed-Cage Nanostructures by Self-Assembly of Aromatic Dipeptides. (2004) Nano Lett 4, 581-585.
8. Porat, Y., Mazor, Y., Efrat, S. and Gazit, E. (2004) Inhibition of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Fibril Formation: A Possible Role for Hetero-Aromatic Interactions. (2004) Biochemistry 43, 14454-14462.
9. Tsai, H-H., Reches, M., Tsai, C-J., Gunasekaran, K., Gazit, E. and Nussinov, R. Energy landscape of amyloidogenic peptide oligomerization by parallel-tempering molecular dynamics simulation: Significant role of Asn ladder. (2005) Proc Natl Acad Sci
10. Yemini, M., Reches, M., Rishpon, J., and Gazit, E. Novel Electrochemical Biosensing Platform Using Self-Assembled Peptide Nanotubes. (2005) Nano Lett 5, 183-186. (Reviewed in an editorial report: Anal Chem (2005) 77, 47A).
More information about my research and publication record can be found at: http://www.tau.ac.il/lifesci/departments/biotech/members/gazit/gazit.html.
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