Profile: Lior Levy

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Lior Levy is a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Prof. Marcelle Machluf at Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Technion, Israel. Prior to that, He did his M.Sc. in Synthetic Biology, focusing on regulatory mechanisms in bacteria by utilizing high-throughput methods and next-generation sequencing. Today, He is working on the Nanoghosts, a cancer drug delivery system produced from the outer membrane of mesenchymal stem cells. He focuses on adding a lethal layer of effect to the Nanoghosts by incorporating immunotherapy properties to their surface. During his studies, Lior has received more than ten excellence scholarships, among them are the prestigious Israel’s Council for Higher Education Ph.D. Fellowship, Israel Scholarship Education Foundation (ISEF) Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Excellence and the Controlled Release Society (CRS) Immuno Delivery Focus Group Trainee Award for 2019. His goals are to deepen his knowledge in immunotherapy and combine his experience from the molecular world together with the nanodelivery field to design and develop new and exciting therapeutics. In his free time, Lior likes to travel with his wife and two children, enjoys reading about technology advancements and has a hobby to dub cartoons.