Yaron Carmi, PhD
Principal investigator
Dr. Carmi worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University with Prof. Edgar G. Engleman, where he focused on understanding the key factors by which tumor-associated dendritic cells process molecules as foreign antigens. 
He completed his PhD studies summa cum laude at the Immunology Department in Ben-Gurion University, under the supervision of Prof. Ron N. Apte and won a number of academic excellence awards. He studied Biotechnology in Tel-Hai Collage, where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Gidi Gross, one of the researchers who developed the chimeric T cell receptor (CAR) therapy. 
Diana Rasoloniriana
PhD candidate
Mrs Rasoloniriana holds an engineering degree in biotechnology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a M.Sc. in life science from Ben-Gurion University. Her PhD thesis focus on isolating CD4 tumor-reactive T cells and on identify the checkpoints that regulate their activation during tumor progression and immunotherapy.
Nadin Santana-Magal
PhD candidate
Mrs Santana-Magal holds an engineering degree in biotechnology from the Tachnion and a M.Sc. in life science from Tel-Aviv University. Her PhD thesis focus on the route of antigen presentation by DC subsets during tumor progression and following immunotherapy.
Peleg Rider, PhD
Lab manager
Dr. Peleg Rider received his Ph.D from the Department of Immunology in Ben-Gurion University, under the supervision of prof. Ron N. Apte. His research focused on the role of the inflammatory cytokines IL-1alpha and IL-1beta in the sterile inflammatory process. In his post-Doc research, Peleg developed an anti-inflammatory protein, which is activated by the inflammatory process, known as “chimeric-IL-1Ra”, under the supervision of prof. Lewis from BGU and prof. Dinarello from the university of Colorado.
Amit Gutwilling
PhD. candidate
Mr. Gutwilling has discovered a unique subset of cancer cells, in both mice and humans, which can resistant to CD8+ T cell-mediated killing. These cells maintain high MHCI levels and do not lose their T cell-reactive antigen.
Leen Farhat
MD/Ph.D. candidate
Mrs. Farahat works to generate immunotherapy that is based on monocytes bearing chimeric antigen receptors. She has discovered a unique signaling cascade in monocytes which can be harnessed to kill tumor cells.

2016 The Carmi Lab: Cancer Immunobiology and Immunotherapy

The Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University,

P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel

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