Ruth Ashery-Padan, PhD
Dr. Ashery-Padan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Human Molecular Genetics, Sackler School of Medicine and is also affiliated with the Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University. She completed her doctoral studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and conducted post-doctoral training at the Max Planck for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany. Dr. Ashery-Padan’s research team employs animal models, genetic and biochemical tools and stem cell technologies for determining roles of genes in the development and physiology of the retina and RPE. In addition to her BrightFocus award, Dr. Ashery-Padan is the recipient of the prestigious Dan David award for young investigators, TEVA award, E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the blind award. Ashery-Padan’s research was previously awarded grants from Israel Science Foundation, Israel Ministry of Health, Israel Ministry and Science and Binational Science Foundation (BSF).