Aug 05

The Wisdom of the Sick Body: Tackling Diabetes, Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Stroke


Nashville, Tennessee

Region
Co-Sponsor
Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Presentation
Prof. Eli C. Lewis
Director, Clinical Islet Laboratory; Chair, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology; Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Date
Monday, August 05, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Location
Address provided upon registration
Event Host
Bernie and Maria Pargh
RSVP

RSVP to Sissy Zoller by August 2, 2019
646-452-3710 or szoller@aabgu.org

 

Prof. Eli C. Lewis, Ilse Katz Career Development Chair in Health Sciences Research at BGU, is breaking new ground in the field of clinical immunology. His medical research team focuses on unwanted inflammatory and immune responses. A remarkable topic of his research involves a molecule known as antitrypsin (alpha-1), which is naturally produced by the body during illness, and its beneficial effects upon introduction to patients with type 1 diabetes. This research also has applications for treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases including multiple sclerosis, leukemia and stroke.

Prof. Lewis has been awarded prestigious research grants by several foundations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Israel Science Foundation.