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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 Vippala,

Ph.D student

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.

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Michal Brodsky,
Ph.D student

Michal finished her B.Sc. in chemistry at TAU in 2021, after completing a research project in the group, working on synthesizing amphiphilic enzyme responsive tri-block copolymer. 

She then joined the group as an MSc student, and her research focused on the development of programmable polymeric formulations that can respond to different types of stimuli. 

In December 2023, Michal defended her MSc thesis and continued in the group as a PhD student.


Keerthana Mulamukkil,
Ph.D 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


Hala Dawud,
M.Sc student

Hala received her B.Sc. degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering from Azrieli College of Engineering, Jerusalem, in November 2022. In 2023 she joined the group as an M.Sc. student in collaboration with Dr. Aiman Abu Ammar from Azrieli College of Engineering. Her research focuses on developing formulations based on enzyme-responsive polymeric amphiphiles for the fabrication of biodegradable microneedles for controlled release drug delivery.

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