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עינת זיידל פוזנר 2014-2015

מוסד לימודים לדוקטורט:
האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים
תחום אקדמי:
רפואה
מנחה/מנחים בדוקטורט:
פרופ' עופר מנדלבוים
נושא הדוקטורט:
Viral Immune Evasion Mechanisms
מוסד נוכחי:
האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים
משרה אקדמית נוכחית:
דוקטורנטית

Einat Seidel Posner was born and raised in Jerusalem, where she continues to reside with her husband Alon and their two pet chinchillas. Einat has a sister who is blind from birth, and her mother founded the Israel Association of Parents of Blind and Visually Impaired Children. From a young age, Einat was drawn to science and especially to biology and medicine, leading her to volunteer in the Israel Red Magen David in a variety of roles during her high school years and her military service.

After her discharge from the army, Einat applied to the Hebrew University’s School of Medicine, where she finished the pre-clinical course summa cum laude. Seeking to combine basic scientific research with a medical career, Einat joined the MD–PhD program and took a break from medical school to pursue scientific research under the tutelage of Prof. Ofer Mandelboim. Her research in immunology focuses on Human Cytomegalovirus, a pathogen that causes serious illnesses in congenitally infected babies and people who are immunosuppressed. Einat is working to unravel the mechanisms by which this virus evades natural killer cells, lymphocytes that function as the body’s first line of defense against virally infected and cancerous cells. Her hope is to become a physician-researcher and to translate the insights gained in her research into clinical applications.

In her spare time, Einat practices karate, in which she holds a black belt.