Welcome New Faculty

updated: 14.08.2023

Welcome new faculty members

Dr. Ran Darshan 

Dr. Darshan is a member of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience, as well as affiliated with the School of Physics and Astronomy of the Faculty of Exact Sciences. Darshan holds a BSc in Physics and Biology from the Hebrew University, where he participated in the ‘Amirim’ special honors program for Exact Sciences and the ‘Etgar’ honors program for Life Sciences. He pursued a PhD in theoretical and computational neuroscience at the Hebrew University, focusing on developing theories of learning and dynamics of neural networks. Following the completion of his doctorate, Dr. Darshan established his own theoretical lab as a fellow researcher at Janelia Research Campus, HHMI.


Dr. Tomer Itkin 

Dr. Itkin, PhD,  is in the Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine and the Sagol Center of Regenerative Medicine, with his lab at the Sheba Medical Center (SMC). Dr. Itkin completed his PhD and first postdoctoral training in Immunology and Stem Cells at the Weizmann Institute of Science, after which he continued to a second postdoctoral training and faculty position as Instructor of Biology in Medicine in New York Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Itkin was selected to participate in the Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH) program and received the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Achievement Award several times. Dr. Itkin is the first recruited Research Scholar of the Sagol Center for Regenerative Medicine. Itkin is the new Director of Tel Aviv University’s Neufeld Cardiovascular Research Institute at the SMC.

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