Zuckerman Faculty Scholar Ido Goldstein awarded 2023 Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research
Congratulations to Ido Goldstein, Zuckerman Faculty Scholar at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on receiving the 2023 Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research from the Wolf Foundation. He joins previous Zuckerman Faculty Scholar Krill Prize winners Gili Bisker (2022), Yoav Shechtman (2021), and Moran Shalev Ben-Ami (2021).
The Krill Prize is given to outstanding academic faculty and promising university researchers in Israel who demonstrate significant breakthroughs and leadership in the exact sciences, life sciences, medicine, engineering, and agriculture.
Using genomic, metabolic, and molecular biology approaches, the Goldstein Lab of Nutrigenomics, Liver Biology and Gene Expression at Hebrew University’s Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition studies the gene regulatory networks that mediate the liver’s response to fasting. The liver plays a central role in the response to fasting by producing fuels to supply the energetic needs of the body. Hepatocytes produce glucose and ketone bodies that are secreted to circulation to supply extra-hepatic tissues during fasting. The lab investigates how chromatin and transcription factors regulate the fasting response to better understand these transcriptional networks and how their dysregulation can contribute to obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).