5 Year Celebration

Five Years: Celebrating the Zuckerman Institute’s achievements to date - 5th Annual Zuckerman US-Israel Symposium - Zuckerman STEM Leadership Faculty Program Awards
5 Year Celebration
5 Year Celebration
Monday, November 15, 2021
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Tel Aviv Hilton
Close to 200 guests participated in the Fifth Annual Zuckerman US-Israel Symposium, Celebrating Five Years of Achievement, in Tel Aviv on November 15.


In addition to recognizing the unprecedented number of scholars and growing number of women in our program, the evening was a celebration of new and continuing partnerships, and an opportunity to welcome our newest faculty scholars. These seven talented Israeli scientists returned to Israel, and will be opening their own labs at seven Israeli universities.


Welcoming new Faculty Scholars
  • Geffen Kleinstern, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, University of Haifa
  • Lior Lobel, Host-Microbiome Interaction, Bar-Ilan University
  • Yisroel Mirsky, Offensive AI, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Omri Ram, High-Speed Phenomena in Fluid Mechanics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • Michal Ramot, Networks, Behavior, and Plasticity in the Human Brain, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dekel Rosenfeld, Nanoelectronic Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  • Daphna Shimon, Magnetic Resonance Techniques for the Study of Porous Materials, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Among those who joined the celebration were current Zuckerman scholars and alumni; university presidents Alon Chen, Weizmann Institute; Ariel Porat, Tel Aviv University; Arie Zaban, Bar-Ilan University; Boaz Golany, Executive Vice President & Director General, Technion; and university rectors; Yaffa Zilbershats, former Chair of the Budget Committee, Israeli Council for Higher Education; Joe Wierichs, Counselor for Public Affairs, US Embassy, Jerusalem; Jacob Frenkel, former Governor, Bank of Israel, and Chair of the Frenkel-Zuckerman Institute for Global Economics; Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Khaled Yusuf Al-Jalahma, Bahraini Ambassador to Israel; and Abdel Allali, Minister Plenipotentiary, Liaison Office of the Kingdom of Morocco in Tel Aviv.