Amir Erez 2011-2012

Institution of PhD:
Ben Gurion University
Academic Discipline of PhD:
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Yigal Meir
Dissertation Topic:
Superconductivity of Disordered Thin Films
Year Awarded PhD:
Institution of Postdoc:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Present Institution:
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Present Academic Position:
Senior Lecturer, Racah Institute

Amir Erez is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Currently his research focuses on T-Cell distributions: their dynamics and influence on divergent immune responses. The study integrates single-cell experiments, physics of complex systems and a biochemically accurate computational model of the cell distribution dynamics. Having a working model will hopefully teach us how to influence immune outcomes to changing stimulus, with particular focus on cancer diagnosis and therapy. This research is done with the help of the Human Frontier Science Program – Cross-disciplinary post-doctoral fellowship.

Amir wrote his dissertation in Ben Gurion University under the supervision of Prof. Yigal Meir. His PhD focused on quantum/statistical physics of disordered systems: investigating the interplay between heterogeneity and collective phenomena. He is still interested in this field and in particular in non-equilibrium dynamics resulting from sudden and Kibble-Zurek quenches.

Amir has received the Wolf Foundation PhD award and has been published in Physical Review Letters and Physical Review.