Nicole Edelstein-Pardo, Ph.D student
Nicole completed her B.Sc. in the chemistry research excellence program in TAU in 2017. In the 3rd year of her undergraduate studies, Nicole did a research project in the group, working on the synthesis, study and characterization of a tri-block copolymers with fluorescence tags. Nicole is a PhD student in collaboration with Dr. Amit Sitt's group. Her research focuses on the fabrication of active microfibers and nanopatricles from enzyme responsive block copolymers for biomedical applications.
Shahar Tevet, Ph.D student
Shahar joined the group in October 2018 as part of the prestigious ‘Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students’ - a direct M.Sc. program at TAU. Her M.Sc project focused on studying the effect of amphiphiles and substrates hydrophobicity on the reactivity of micellar nanoreactors. Shahar received her master’s degree with honors in November 2020 and immediately started her PhD studies. She is currently working on the design and synthesis of enzyme-responsive tri-block copolymers and catalytic micellar nanoreactors.
Krishna received his master degree in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, where he studied how mutations in Profilin-1 cause aggregation in cytoskeleton using GFP tag and fluorescent microscopy. He then moved to the pharma industry in India where he worked on developing processes for purifying and characterizing biosimilars. Krishna joined the Amir’s group in 2019 as a joint PhD student with Teva pharmaceuticals Ltd, as part of the TheraCat ITN project. His research focuses on developing dendritic amphiphiles, which are used to build nano scaffolds for transition metal catalysts for biomedical applications.
Parul received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Delhi in 2016. She then joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee for her M.Sc. and worked on biologically important 3-phenacylidene-2-oxindoles scaffolds as part of her Master's thesis. In January 2020, she moved to Israel and continued her academic career as a Ph.D. student. Currently she is working on the design and characterization of PEG-based triblock polymers.
Michal finished her B.Sc. in chemistry at TAU in 2021. During the last year of her undergraduate studies, she did a research project in the group, working on synthesizing amphiphilic enzyme responsive tri-block copolymer.
Following this successful project, Michal joined the group as an M.Sc student.
Keerthana received her BS-MS dual degree with a major in chemistry from Indian institute of science education and research (IISER), Pune in May 2022. Her MS-thesis focused on ‘Design and synthesis of Polycaprolactone based clickable nano-assemblies for antimicrobial activity’ under the supervision of Prof. M Jayakannan.
In November 2022, Keerthana moved to Israel and joined the research group of Prof. Roey Amir as a Ph.D. student in. Currently she is working on the design, synthesis, and characterization of enzymatically degradable PEG-PCL block co-polymers with different architectures for developing new nano-carrier tools for drug delivery