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Prof. Dani Offen 

Prof. Dani Offen is a world renowned neuroscience researcher as well as the inventor of numerous medical technologies. He heads the Neurology Laboratory at TAU and serves as a full Professor in the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Prof. Offen’s lab has researched stem cells for neurodegenerative diseases for more than 25 years. His work focuses on stem cells and gene therapy, and many of his findings have been translated into drugs and unique treatments for the disease. His work has resulted in 200 publications.     

In addition to his academic research, Prof. Offen is the co-inventor of more than a 30 patents, some of which served as the basis for start-up companies. Among them, he founded Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics to create a pioneering technology that has proved effective in treating ALS patients in the context of a Phase III clinical trial. Prof. Offen earned his PhD in molecular biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science and was a post-doctoral researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University.