Dr. Ariel Ganz

Dr. Ariel Ganz
Dr. Ariel Ganz
Postdoctoral Scholar
2017-2018 Cohort
Weizmann Institute of Science
Department of Systems Immunology
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Dr. Ganz earned her PhD in Molecular Nutrition at Cornell, with minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She was awarded an NIH T32 Training Grant for Translational Research, and her research has spanned from cells to human subjects. Her doctoral thesis, “Investigating genetic and biochemical differences in nutrient metabolism,” underscores the inter-individual differences in vitamin metabolism that occur at recommended intakes, and highlights the need for personalized nutrient recommendations to achieve optimal and equal outcomes for everyone. Her work elucidating biochemical mechanisms of folate metabolism in the nucleus may have implications for human health and disease.

At Weizmann, she plans to investigate the impact of gut microbiota on aging, and her goal is to improve human health through personalized nutrition.

Dr. Ganz was active in academic outreach throughout her time at Cornell, mentoring undergraduate students, co-teaching a weekly computer science course to a local high school chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Jr., as well as a five-week mini-course on experiments in chemistry and biology to local elementary school students. She is known as an outstanding mentor who provides a valuable learning experience in a supportive environment.