Professor Tal Dvir, PhD

Prof. Dvir obtained a B.Sc. (2003) and a Ph.D (2008) degrees in Biotechnology Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. His Ph.D research was supervised by Prof. Smadar Cohen and focused on cardiac tissue engineering and regeneration. Prof. Dvir continued his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Langer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. His postdoc research focused on nanotechnological strategies for engineering complex tissues. On October 2011 Prof. Dvir was recruited by the Department of Biotechnology and the center for Nanotechnology at Tel Aviv University to establish the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. On 2013, Prof. Dvir has also joined the newly established Department of Materials Science and Engineering at TAU. Since November 2015, Tal is an Associate Prof. at the Department of Biotechnology.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

3D Bioprinting 

Development and application of advanced 3D printing techniques using a personalized hydrogel as a bioink.

Cardiac tissue engineering

Nanotechnological strategies for engineering thick cardiac tissue

Neural tissue engineering

Engineering a 3D neuronal network for spinal cord and brain regeneration

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EDUCATION

2008 - 2011

Post-doc at the Massachusets Institute of Techonlogy

Prof. Robert Langer's lab

2003 - 2008

PhD from Ben Gurion University

Cardiac tissue engineering

 

1999 - 2003

BSc from Ben Gurion University

Biotechnology engineering

Integrating electronics with engineered tissues 

Fabrication of Nanoelectronics/engineered tissue hybrids

Smart delivery systems 

Developing smart delivery systems that recruit stem cells to defected organs

Microfulidics-based tissue engineering 

Recreating stem cell niches, microfluidics bioreactors for tissue engineering