Our Team

Anat Florentin, PhD

Principal Investigator

I am a scientist, and also a mother, daughter, wife and sister. A science geek, nature lover, and music fan (Funk and Tropicalia). I sleep when I’m tired, dance when I’m happy, and I read-read-read to become a better person.

"I am fascinated by life as it appears on the molecular level. Doing Life-Science research with great colleagues is a dream-come-true!"

Michal Shahar

Lab manager
michalg@ekmd.huji.ac.il

"The lab is the place where I feel independent, and also part of a family, with whom I share what I love."

Florentin Lab Team Member

Raneen Abu Gharbie

MSc student
raneen.abugharbie@mail.huji.ac.il

"I love science because it brings joy to my heart and awareness to my mind. I joined the lab to share my love for science with other scientists."

Amanda Tissawak

MSc student
amanda.Tissawak@mail.huji.ac.il

"For me being a scientist means to develop a talent, and then use it to help other people."

Aseel Ghanaiem

MSc student
michalg@ekmd.huji.ac.il

Alia Qasem

Undergrad student
alia.qasem@mail.huji.ac.il

Ghaidaa Faraj

Undergrad student
ghaidaa.faraj@mail.huji.ac.il

"I love science because it gives me the answers to all of my questions, and reveals huge worlds inside small creatures."

Israa Zagel

Undergrad student
israaza@edu.hac.ac.il

"I joined the lab because of my passion for science and molecular biology research, especially microbiology and Parasitology."

Yumna Abu Ghanem

Undergrad student
abughanemyumna@gmail.com

"I am fascinated by life as it appears on the molecular level. Doing Life-Science research with great colleagues is a dream-come-true!"

Michal Shahar, PhD

Lab manager
michalg@ekmd.huji.ac.il

"I love science because it brings joy to my heart and awareness to my mind. I joined the lab to share my love for science with other scientists."

Amanda Tissawak

MSc student
amanda.Tissawak@mail.huji.ac.il

"For me being a scientist means to develop a talent, and then use it to help other people."

Aseel Ghanaiem

MSc student
aseel.ghanaiem@mail.huji.ac.il

Alia Qasem

MSc student
alia.qasem@mail.huji.ac.il

Shirly Gruman

MD/PhD student
shirly.gruman@mail.huji.ac.il

Arwa Elaagip, PhD

Visiting scientist, University of Khartoum
arwalaagip@yahoo.co.uk

Tal Blumenthal

Undergrad student
tal.blumenthal@mail.huji.ac.il

Razan Jaber

Undergrad student
razanjb1999@gmail.com

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

Stanley Amogu Iro

Preliminary research student
Preliminary research student
2021-2022
stanley.iro@mail.huji.ac.il

"The lab is the place where I feel independent, and also part of a family, with whom I share what I love."

Raneen Abu Gharbie

MSc student
MSc student
2020-2021
raneen.abugharbie@mail.huji.ac.il

Undergraduate Students

Tsipora Markovits

2021-22

Rachel Friedman

Undergrad student
2021-22
r0504136698@gmail.com

Yumna Abu Ghanem

2020-21

Ghaidaa Faraj

Undergrad student
2020-21
ghaidaa.faraj@mail.huji.ac.il

"I love science because it gives me the answers to all of my questions, and reveals huge worlds inside small creatures."

Israa Zagel

MSc student
2020-21
israaza@edu.hac.ac.il
Maybe you don’t feel that you fit it. Maybe, in class, you don’t see many people that look like you, and nobody in your family has ever gone to college. And maybe you are not sure you are good enough. That’s okay.
Ask yourself the following:

Are you curious about the world? Do you think science is cool? Are you interested in global health? Are you committed to your success? Are you ready to struggle? Are you a fair team player?

If the answer to all of these questions is YES, contact us!