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Professor Levenberg conducts interdisciplinary research on stem cells and vascular tissue engineering. She did her PhD at the Weizmann Institute on cell adhesion and her post-doctoral research at MIT on stem cells tissue engineering with Professor Robert Langer, a world leader in biomaterials, drug delivery and tissue engineering. In 2004 she joined the Technion Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. During 2011-2012 she spent her sabbatical year as a visiting professor at the Wyss institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.
In her research, she studies the mechanical control of tissue assembly with a focus on vessel network formation and anastomosis in engineered tissues. Her research showed that it is possible to create complex muscle tissues including blood vessels in a laboratory. She is also developing micro bioreactors and nanolitre droplet devices for stem cell growth and manipulations and for early diagnostic applications http://levenberglab.net.technion.ac.il/.
Levenberg received the Krill Prize for excellence in scientific research by the Wolf Foundation, and was named by Scientific American as a “Research Leader” in Tissue Engineering for her studies on vascularization of engineered tissues. She was awarded the France-Israel Foundation Prize and the Italian Excellence for Israel Prize. She won the Teva Research Prize and was awarded the Juludan Prize. Last year Prof Levenberg received the Rappoport prize for excellence in biomedical research.
Prof. Levenberg is currently the elected Dean of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Technion and a member of the Israel National Bioethics Committee.
Prof Levenberg is the founder and CSO of Aleph farms an Israeli clean meat company.