Zuckerman Effect
2023 Impact Report
What’s Happening
Meet Ellie Diamant, Zuckerman postdoctoral scholar at Ben Gurion University.
Meet Zuckerman New Postdoctoral Scholar

Ellie is a behavioral ecologist and evolutionary biologist interested in the interaction between human-caused environmental change and wildlife response, particularly birds in the built environment. For her post-doc, Ellie is working in collaboration with Uri Roll and Prof. Oded Berger-Tal on how the built environment is affecting species interactions and behavior, particularly between the Tristram’s starlings, hooded crows, and invasive common mynas. I will be using the ATLAS network to obtain fine-scale movement data across the Negev landscape.

Zuckerman Labs
Israel’s Brain Gain
Zuckerman funded cutting-edge labs are accelerating STEM research at Israel’s top institutions. Zuckerman Faculty Scholars demonstrate leadership and overall excellence in innovative and award-winning research. Zuckerman scholarship draws the brightest young minds to pursue their research in Israel, and promotes collaboration with research groups globally.
Omri Ram, Zuckerman Faculty scholar at the Technion
 Gili Bisker, Associate Professor, Zuckerman Faculty Scholar at Tel Aviv University
Advancing women in STEM

We continue to lead the way in advancing women in STEM at Israel’s academic institutions. and proudly continue to expand the community with significant partnerships and opportunities.

49% of Zuckerman scholars now enrolled in the program are women. Each female scholar is making an impact in her field, creating a larger group of peers, and easing the way for other women to be accepted.

Gili Bisker, Associate Professor, Zuckerman Faculty Scholar at Tel Aviv University
Mort Zuckerman
Mortimer B. Zuckerman envisioned a shared future of scientific growth and collaboration for Israel and the United States.
Thanks to his initiative, tremendous academic alliances have been set in motion, and hundreds of young researchers are given the opportunity to pursue the highest level of research in Israel and the United States.