Prof. Lihi Adler-Abramovich
Prof. Lihi Adler-Abramovich is an Associate Professor at the School of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, where she is a principal investigator and the head of the Laboratory of Bioinspired Materials and Nanotechnology. Prof. Adler-Abramovich studied biology at Tel Aviv University where she received both her M.Sc. (summa cum laude) and her Ph.D. (2010). She was awarded numerous prestigious grants and prizes, including the ERC Starting Grant, ISF-Center for Excellence Grant and the Colton Foundation Scholarship. Lihi is the author of over 80 publications including publications in Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, ACS Nano and she is the inventor of more than 15 patents.
The study in Laboratory of Bioinspired Materials and Nanotechnology 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. This multidisciplinary group, including chemist, biologist, physicians and engineers, is interested in supramolecular self-assembly, and uses biophysical tools to study molecular interaction, combining in vitro and in vivo studies. Based on the understanding of the molecular interaction and the formation of ordered nanostructure the group utilize the resulting assembly product architectures for various biological and medical applications, including the design and synthesis of 3D hydrogels scaffold for tissue engineering, combining short self-assembling peptide and natural polysaccharides such as hyaluronic acid and alginate. The group develop new materials for 3D printing to form personalized scaffolds, as well as controlled drugs release vehicle and antimicrobial moieties.