Meet the New Cohort

Announcing the new Zuckerman 2021-2022 cohort.

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The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program is proud to welcome its sixth cohort of scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year. This impressive group, 44 leaders in their respective STEM fields from the US, Canada and Israel, will focus on research, make new discoveries and lead the way ­­— from genetics to quantum physics, deep learning to neuroscience.

We are proud of our continuing effort to advance the role of women in STEM: nearly 52% of the 2021-2022 cohort are women. Since the start of the program in 2016, we have welcomed 217 Zuckerman scholars from the US, Israel and Canada. As the program grows, our scholars continue to lead and achieve, gaining new insights in research, making significant discoveries, publishing in high impact journals, receiving grants, awards and patents. The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program would not be a success without the help of its partners: Israel’s Council for Higher Education, and many universities in the US and Israel. We are grateful to the Selection Committee, who guides the application process, encourages diversity and helps govern the selection of our scholars. Together, our partners and scholars are implementing Mort Zuckerman’s vision.

Introducing the 2021-2022 Zuckerman Scholars and their host institutions:

Zuckerman Faculty Scholars

  • Lior Lobel from Harvard to Bar-Ilan University
  • Yisroel Mirsky from Georgia Institute of Technology to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Omri Ram from Johns Hopkins University to Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Dekel Rosenfeld from MIT to Tel Aviv University
  • Daphna Shimon from Dartmouth to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Geffen Kleinstern from Mayo Clinic to University of Haifa
  • Michal Ramot from National Institutes of Health to Weizmann Institute of Science

Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Oscar Rodriguez from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to Bar-Ilan University
  • Adam Zvanut Hasik from University of Arkansas to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Philippe Charron from University of Montreal to Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Whitney Fleming from Oregon State University to Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Ng from Temple University to Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Michael Waterbury from University of California, Irvine to Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Joshua Barrow from The University of Tennessee to Tel Aviv University
  • Jacqueline Warren from University of California, San Diego to Tel Aviv University
  • Han Aung from Yale to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Patrick Fitzpatrick from MIT to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Megan Mackintosh from University of Louisville to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Matthew Ricci from Brown University to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Xi Shen from Cornell to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Christine Hall from University of California, Riverside to University of Haifa
  • Ezra Waxman from Tel Aviv University to University of Haifa
  • Etienne Dreyer from Simon Fraser University to Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Andrew Harris from University of Guelph to Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dahlia Klein from MIT to Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Ivan Orozco from Stony Brook University to Weizmann Institute of Science

Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Eran Lustig from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to MIT
  • Deborah Pereg from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology to Yale
  • Nadav Outmezguine from Tel Aviv University to University of California, Berkeley
  • Shira Tanny from Tel Aviv University to Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Roey Schurr from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to Harvard
  • Moshe Zaguri from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to Cornell
  • Adi Biram from Weizmann Institute of Science to University of California, San Francisco
  • Yitzhak Norman from Weizmann Institute of Science to University of California, San Francisco

Zuckerman-CHE Outstanding Israeli Female Postdoctoral Program 

  • Yulia Shmidov from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to Duke University
  • Karin Yaniv from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to UC Berkeley
  • Anat Yaskolka Meir from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to Harvard
  • Shira Faigenbaum-Golovin from Tel Aviv University to Duke University
  • Tali Magory Cohen from Tel Aviv University to University of California, Davis
  • Lee Shaashua Berger from Tel Aviv University to Cornell
  • Shai Berman from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to Columbia
  • Esther Brielle from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to Harvard
  • Shiri Kult Perry from Weizmann Institute of Science to University of Chicago
  • Inbal Rachel Livni Navon from Weizmann Institute to Stanford

Our Community Continues to Grow!
Our US-Israel STEM community has experienced incredible growth in the past five years.  From the tens of researchers who participated at the start of the program in 2016, the Zuckerman STEM program now includes hundreds of researchers in Israel, the US and Canada who are sustaining a productive cycle of academic exchange. As we move forward, the Zuckerman STEM community continues to expand in ways that will impact generations of scientists and strengthen the bonds between the two countries.

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