Dr. Cohen, newly recruited to the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, received her MSc in the field of Cancer Immunology from the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in a direct MSc track for excellent students, and graduated summa cum laude. She received her PhD in the field of ‘Neuro-Immunology’ from the Department of Neurobiology, the Weizmann Institute of Science. Dr. Cohen performed her postdoctoral training in the field of ‘Immuno-Genomics’, at the Department of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and at the Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, in the field of ‘Cancer Immunology’. She won the Feinberg Graduate School Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Postdoctoral Research, and the Ministry of Science and Technology Scholarship for Postdoctoral Fellows in Applied and Engineering Science.
About the Alon Fellowships
The Alon Fellowships, named for the late Yigal Alon, who served as Minister of Education and Chairman of the Council for Higher Education in Israel, aim to enable Israeli universities to recruit outstanding young scientists. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, with personal excellence as the key yardstick, and no specified quotas per university.