Lihi Adler-Abramovich

Lihi Adler-Abramovich is a Senior Lecturer and head of the Laboratory of Bioinspired Materials at Tel Aviv University (TAU). The Laboratory is affiliated to the Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and the University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Work in the laboratory is focused on mimicking self-assembly processes that occur in nature, including biomineralization processes and the organization of short peptides and amino acids into ordered nanostructures. The Laboratory utilizes the resulting assembly product architectures for various applications, such as 3D hydrogels for tissue engineering, which exhibit extraordinary mechanical properties and durability, along with biocompatibility and controlled drugs release. The formation of hybrid hydrogels formed by two or more, different building blocks, resulting in a 3D hydrogel with novel and diverse properties that can be easily fine-tuned. In addition, the laboratory is also interested in the antimicrobial activity of nanostructures for coatings and incorporation into composite materials.       

Lihi Adler-Abramovich studied biology at Tel Aviv University and received both her M.Sc. (summa cum laude) and her Ph.D. (2010) from the Tel Aviv University at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology. For her Ph.D. studies, she received several prizes including the Colton Foundation Scholarship and the Marian Gertner Institute for Medical Nanosystems Scholarship. Lihi is the author of over 60 publications including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, Science Advances and ACS Nano.