TAU professors influence Israel and the world, top Israeli media say

Left to right: Professor Karen Avraham and Professor Illana Gozes.

Globes and Israel21C honor Professor Karen Avraham and Professor Illana Gozes

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On the eve of Israel’s 75th birthday, two leading researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have been recognized for their contributions to Israel and the world.

The financial newspaper Globes named Professor Karen Avraham, the first female Dean of TAU’s Faculty of Medicine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Israel. Professor Avraham is a world-renowned geneticist whose research encompasses gene discovery and therapy aimed towards treatments and cures for inherited diseases, including deafness, epilepsy, developmental delay, and breathing disorders, that affect people of all ages.

Professor Illana Gozes, Professor Emerita of Clinical Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, was cited by Israel21C as one of the 48 Israelis Who Are Shaping the World. In its citation, Israel21C said: “Uncovering the mysteries of the human brain, this multiple award-winning clinical biochemist is developing sophisticated medications for autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.” Professor Gozes is currently the Director of TAU’s Elton Lab for Molecular Neuroendocrinology.