Department: Cell and Developmental Biology
Faculty: Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences
Tel Aviv University

Dr. Ashkenazi Avraham

Dr. Ashkenazi received his B.Sc. (cum laude)  from the Technion in 2006 and M.Sc. (cum laude) from Ben Gurion University in 2008 both in Biotechnology Engineering. He then continued to Ph.D. studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science under the supervision of Prof. Yechiel Shai. In 2013 he received The Elchanan E. Bondi Memorial Prize of the Weizmann Institute for Excellence in PhD Studies. In 2013, Dr. Ashkenazi joined the laboratory of Prof. David Rubinsztein at the University of Cambridge, UK as a Postdoctoral Fellow supported by the FEBS Long Term Fellowship. He joined the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 2018.

Research Interests
Our research utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to elucidate cellular mechanisms of neurological disorders. Some of these disorders progress late in life, such as Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. A common characteristic in these disorders is the accumulation of proteins that are not folded properly and can form aggregates in cells.

We aim to elucidate novel regulatory pathways of protein homeostasis in cells to better understand the basis of these devastating diseases and to identify future therapeutic targets.


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