Announcing the 2019-2020 winners of the MIT-Zuckerman STEM fund

The MIT-Israel Seed Fund Selection Board received 15 proposals for the MIT-Zuckerman STEM Fund for 2019-2020. Six proposals were accepted. This strategic partnership enhances collaboration and deepens relations between Israel and the US—the core vision of the Zuckerman Institute.

A Bone Microstructure Approach to Studying Animal Domestication in the Levant
Christine Ortiz and Max Price of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Science at MIT will collaborate with Filipe Natalio of the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Artificial Proteins for Energy Transport Devices
Gabriela Schlau-Cohen of the Department of Chemistry in the School of Science at MIT will collaborate with Nadav Amdursky of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion-Israel institute of Technology.

Elucidating the Neural Mechanisms of Expectancy-Based Effects in Psychotherapy
John Gabrieli of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in the School of Science at MIT will collaborate with Sigal Mano-Zilcha of the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa.

The Quest for Dark Matter Interactions
Jesse Thaler of the Department of Physics in the School of Science at MIT will collaborate with Tomer Volansky of the Particle Physics Department at Tel Aviv University.

Transient Strongly Nonlinear Dynamics: Opportunities and Challenges
Themistoklis Sapsis of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering at MIT will collaborate with Oleg Gendelman of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Ultrasound-Induced Immunotherapeutic Nanomedicine Delivery to Brain Tumours Under MRI Guidance
Natalie Artzi of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science in the School of Engineering at MIT will collaborate with Haim Azhari of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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