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Federation's Maimonides Society Presents

Israel’s Lead in the Global Race for the COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Virtual Event
  • Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 am
  • Karen Kaplan - 248-203-1453 kaplan@jfmd.org

November 15, 2020 @ 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Federation’s Maimonides Society is thrilled to welcome Israeli scientists Dr. Yfat Yahalom Ronen and Dr. Hadas Tamir, members of the team that’s leading the charge for Israel’s development of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please join us for this intimate conversation and hear first-hand how their work at Israel’s governmental Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has generated a candidate vaccine shown to be safe, well tolerated, elicit neutralizing antibodies and provide protection against SARS-CoV-2 challenge. 

This event is intended for members of Federation’s Maimonides Society. Please register in advance.

Questions? Contact Karen at kaplan@jfmd.org

Thank you to our Maimonides Society Co-Chairs Dr. Bill Goldstein and Dr. Lou Sobol

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Yfat Yahalom-Ronen
 is a member of the virology group at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the IIBR. Dr. Yahalom-Ronen received her BSc in Biology and Psychology, and MSc in Biology, from the Hebrew University. During her PhD and post-doc at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Dr. Yahalom-Ronen studied cardiac regeneration. Prior to joining the IIBR, Dr. Yahalom-Ronen worked as a scientist at ImmPACT-Bio, a startup company at the FutuRx accelerator in Rehovot, developing CAR-T therapy for oncology.  

Dr. Hadas Tamir is a member of the virology group at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the IIBR. Hadas received her BSc in Biology from Ben-Gurion University. During her MSc, PhD and post-doc at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Dr. Tamir focused on muscle and heart development. Before joining the IIBR, Dr. Tamir worked in R&D, Merck as a team leader, focusing on yeast display technologies.

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