Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Dr. Gazit received PhD in Immunology by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hadassah Ein-Kerem (2008), on Natural-Killer cells in vivo with Prof. Ofer Mandelboim.
Dr. Gazit done PostDoctoral research at Harvard Medical School, Boston (2008-2013), on Hematopoietic Stem Cells regulation, reprograming, and generation of mouse models with Prof. Derrick J. Rossi.
He is currently a Senior Lecturer (equivalent of Assistant Professor) studying hematopoietic stem cells and immunology at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel.
[Adult Stem-Cells, Immunology, Mouse models, Regeneration, Transcriptional Regulation]
Stem Cells generate new cells needed in our bodies for healthy life, and further regenerate damaged tissues upon insults. How adult stem cells are able to self-renew and sustain multipotency is largely unknown. Now, study of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) aims to discover basic biological mechanisms that enable their amazing function – as these cells already saves thousands of lives by bone marrow transplant. Revealing HSC’s regulation will also enable us to control the source of the immune system.