Dr. Dekel Rosenfeld

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I received my Bsc and PhD from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion. My PhD research was performed in Prof. Shulamit Levenberg lab focusing on the influence of mechanical forces on stem cell differentiation and vascular network organization. Mechanical forces were shown to induce mesodermal differentiation and also to orient blood vessel structures within three-dimensional polymeric scaffolds. In my PhD, I published more than 10 papers in international peer-reviewed journals including my thesis results which were published in Tissue Engineering journal and in PNAS. I received several prizes during my PhD, including the Ed Satell scholarship for PhD student and Katzir fellowship. During my PhD I worked as a teaching assistant in several undergraduate and graduate courses, including mass transport and heat transfer, in the department of Biomedical Engineering and received twice the excellence in teaching award.

Upon completing my PhD, I worked as research fellow in the lab of Prof. Shulamit Levenberg, focusing on microfluidics and nano-droplet array device for performing antibiotic susceptibility testing.

On January 2016, I moved to Boston with my husband Erez and our two daughters Tamar and Shaked. My post-doctorate research in MIT will be performed in the Research laboratory of Electronics and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, under the supervision of Prof. Polina Anikeeva. I will work on heat dissipation from magnetic nano-particles under alternating magnetic fields, used for wireless control on neuronal activation.