Jun 25

Mending Broken Hearts

Beverly Hills, California

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Mending Broken Hearts: Breakthroughs in Biomaterials from the Land of Milk, Honey and Algae
Yulia Sapir-Lekhovitser, Ph.D.
BGU Alumna and Research Scientist at Cresilon, Inc.
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Sunday, June 25, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Brunch will be served at this invitation-only event.


For more information, contact 310-552-3300 or shill@aabgu.org

Yulia Sapir-Lekhovitser received her B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in bioengineering from BGU, graduating summa cum laude. Dr. Sapir-Lekhovitser currently lives in New York City as a research scientist for the U.S. medical device company Cresilon, Inc.

As part of her graduate studies, Dr. Sapir-Lekhovitser worked with Prof. Smadar Cohen to develop an algae-based patch that repairs tissue damaged by heart attacks.

The long term goal of the project that Dr. Sapir-Lekhovitser will present is to create a functional cardiac muscle patch that can repair damaged and/or missing myocardial tissue. In order to do this, the BGU research team developed algae-based biomaterials designed to provide cellular adhesion and mechanical support.