Group Members

Prof. Natan T. Shaked, PhD ECE

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Principal Investigator
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Prof. Natan T. Shaked is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, Israel from July 2019. He was also an Associate Professor [2015-2019] and a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) [2011-2015] in the same department. Till April 2011, Prof. Shaked was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Shaked received his BSc, MSc (Summa Cum Laude), and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel in 2002, 2004 and 2008, respectively. In 2008, Shaked awarded the Bikura Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) and performed his postdoctoral research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. Prof. Shaked is the coauthor of more than 80 refereed journal papers and 150 conference papers (including more than 30  keynote or invited papers), and several book chapters, patents, and an edited book. He is chairing the SPIE Label-Free Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) Conference in SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, and a Fellow in the Optical Society of America (OSA).

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Contact Details:
Office: Room 410, Multi-disciplinary Center
Tel/fax: +972-3-6407100
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Dr. Mattan Levi, PhD Biology

Visiting Scientist, Embryologist

Dr. Mattan Levi is a Clinical Embryologist and the manager of the Andrology Laboratory at Herzeliya Medical Center in Israel (one of the largest IVF centers in Israel). Mattan received his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Tel Aviv University. He conducted research at the fields of reproductive and cancer biology, and was the founder and director of oncology research laboratory at Rabin Medical Center. Mattan collaborated with the OMNI group for several years as a consultant in developing a selection criteria of sperm cells imaged by interference phase microscopy as part of the Momentum project  sponsored by Ramot at Tel Aviv University. Since May 2019, he joined the OMNI group as a Visiting Scientist. 

Contact Details:
Email: mattanlevi@gmail.com

Dr. Garry Berkovic, PhD Chemistry

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Visiting  Scientist, Raman Spectroscopy
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Dr. Garry Berkovic, whose permanent position is a Research Scientist at Soreq NRC-Yavne, is spending his sabbatical year (2020) as a Visiting Scientist in the OMNI group. Garry received his PhD in 1983 from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and has worked in research for four decades at the Weizmann Institute, University of California, Berkeley (post-doc), Soreq NRC, and Bar-Ilan University (sabbatical). He has published approximately 140 research papers on various topics including spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, and fiber optics. In the OMNI group, he is working on combining Raman spectroscopy and interferometry for imaging of biological samples.

Contact Details:
Email: garry@soreq.gov.il

Dr. Itay Barnea, PhD Biology

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Postdoctorate Associate
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Dr. Itay Barnea is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Tel Aviv University, starting from January 2013. He did his BSc in the Department of Life Sciences in the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, his MSc in the Department of Immunology and Cell Science, and PhD in the Medical School, both in the Tel Aviv University. He dealt with different aspects of cancer: genetic variation, molecular epidemiology, and signal-transduction-based targeted therapy. His current research includes measuring cancer cell metastatic degree using interferometry.
 

Contact Details:
Email: itay.barnea.1@gmail.com

Dr. Rongli Guo, PhD Optics

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Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Rongli Guo received his BS degree in applied physics and his MS degree in Optical Engineering from Chongqing University, China, in 2003  and 2006, respectively. He obtained his PhD degree in Optics from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, China, in 2015. From 2019, he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate with the OMNI group, Israel. His current research interests include interferometric phase imaging and 3D refractive-index tomography for biological cells.

 

Contact Details:
Email: 68703693@qq.com

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Nir Turko, MSc BME


PhD Student

Nir Turko is a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He completed his BSc in Electrical Engineering in Tel Aviv University (2010) and spent a few years in the industry. He completed his MSc thesis on optical interferometry with plasmonic nanoparticles for biomedical imaging in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University (2015). He started his PhD in quantitative phase microscopy of dynamic samples, focusing on developing optical methods and algorithms to increase throughput of phase imaging with molecular specificity. Nir is an active member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), serving as the secretary and vice presidnet of the SPIE student chapter in Tel-Aviv University. He is the co-author of 7 refereed papers and 7 conference publications.


Contact Details:
Email:
avry03@gmail.com

Simcha Mirsky, MSc BME

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PhD Student
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Simcha Mirsky is a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Simcha received his BSc in Medical Engineering from the Jerusalem College of Technology in 2012. His BSc focuses on electro-optical engineering and its application in medical devices and diagnostics. After receiving his BSc, Simcha completed his army service in the Medical Engineering Branch of the IDF as an officer in the Medical Engineering Development Unit.  He did his MSc in the OMNI group on sperm phase imaging between March 2016-February 2018. His PhD works, started in March 2018, focuses on off-axis hologram multiplexing. 

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Contact Details:
Email: simcha.mirsky@gmail.com

Matan Dudaie, MSc Physics

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PhD Student
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Matan Dudaie joined OMNI group as a PhD student in March 2018. Matan holds a BSc and an MSc in Physics from Tel Aviv University, with a thesis on simulation of cell mechanical interactions, performed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. After 10 years of experience with RF and wave dispersion, he started his Doctorate studies as a part of the PhaseRaceOnChip Project, collaborating with Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. His research includes developing 3D tomography and profiling of cells through phase microscopy using optical interferometry and dielectrophoretic cell rotation.  

Contact Details:
Email: matan.dudaie@gmail.com

Mayssam Nassir, MSc Mech Eng

PhD Student

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Mayssam Nassir is a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Mayssam received her BSc in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Tel Aviv University (2011). She completed her MSc thesis on modeling the mechanical behavior of Mesenchymal Stem Cells based on phase-contrast microscopy method in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tel Aviv University (2016). Mayssam filled a position of Mechanical Engineer in a growing startup for a few years. Then, she started her PhD  in the OMNI group, studying the mechanical behavior of sperm cells through computerized modeling techniques and methods.
 

Contact Details:
Email: mayssam.nassir@gmail.com

Shira Zapesotsky, BSc Physics

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MSc Student
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Shira Shinar ( Zapesotsky ) is an MSc Student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. She obtained her BScS in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013. During her final year of BSc studies, she worked on building an auxiliary system for a two-photon microscope in the Department of Neuro-Science. In October 2014, she started working toward her thesis in the OMNI group, focusing on acousto-optical interferometry.

Contact Details:
Email: zapesotsky@mail.tau.ac.il

Lina Atamny, BA Chemistry

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MSc Student
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Lina Atamny is an MSc student in the School of Chemistry at Tel-Aviv University, working under the joint supervision of Dr. Natan Shaked and Dr. Yael Roichman. Lina obtained her BA degree in Chemistry in 2015 at Tel-Aviv University focused on physical chemistry. Her undergraduate project done in the group of Prof. Yoram Selzer was titled “The measuring and calibration of the resolution for Squeezable breaking junction system”. Currently she is synthesizing gold nano-structures for optical manipulation and imaging. 

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Contact Details:
Email: atamnylina@gmail.com

Noa Rotman-Nativ, BA Biology

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MSc Student
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Noa Rotman is a full-time MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. She holds a BSc in Biology from Tel Aviv University. In March 2017, she started working in the OMNI group on measurements of the optical path delay of cancerous cells using off-axis interferometry. She developed a new compact off-axis multiplexing interferometer for the acquisition of quantitative phase images of biological cells. Currently, Noa is working on image processing algorithms and deep learning classification for cancer cells.


Contact Details:
Email: noale.nativ@gmail.com

 

Lidor Karako, BSc BME

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MSc Student
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Lidor Karako is an MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He received his BSc from the same department in 2017. In August 2016, together with Dr. Itay Barnea, he started working in the OMNI group on enabling label-free quantitative imaging method for sperm analysis using interferometric phase microscopy (IPM). IPM was used for measurements of the optical path delay, correlated with genetic tests. In October 2017, he started his MSc in the OMNI group on tomography of biological cells.

Contact Details:
Email: LidorKarako@gmail.com

Keren Ben-Yehuda, BSc BME

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MSc Student (Direct Track)
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Keren Ben-Yehuda is a full-time MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University. Her B.Sc. specialization includes Signals and Image processing in Biomedical Engineering. In October 2018, she joined the OMNI group and started working on applying different deep learning approaches for the analysis of quantitative phase images in order to assess human sperm cells and provide clinicians with better tools by which they can select sperm cells for in-vitro fertilization. 

Contact Details:
Email: kerenb1@mail.tau.ac.il

Noga Nissim, BSc BME

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MSc Student (Direct Track)
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Noga Nissim is a full-time, direct-track MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her BSc specialization is signals and systems in biomedical engineering. In August 2017, she started working in the OMNI group, focusing on spectroscopic interferometric imaging of dynamic biological samples. 


Contact Details:
Email: noganissim@mail.tau.ac.il

Shir Cohen Maslaton, BSc BME

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MSc Student (Direct Track)
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Shir Cohen Maslaton is a full-time, direct-track MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her BSc specialization is signals and systems in biomedical engineering. In August 2017, she started her MSc in the OMNI group, focusing on interferometric microscopy combining molecular specificity.
 


Contact Details:
Email: shirc2@mail.tau.ac.il

Yuval Atzitz, BSc BME

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MSc Student (Direct Track)
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Yuval Atzitz is a full-time, direct-track MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her BSc specialization is signals and systems in biomedical engineering. In August 2019, she started her MSc in the OMNI group, focusing on tomography and profiling of cells.
 

Contact Details:
Email: yuvalatzitz@mail.tau.ac.il

Almog Taieb, BSc BME

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MSc Student (Direct Track)
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Almog Taieb is a full-time, direct-track MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her BSc specialization is signals and systems in biomedical engineering.  In August 2019, she joined the OMNI group and started working on a combination of Raman spectroscopy and Interferometry for tissue imaging, and on the integration of optical interferometry and fluorescence imaging of biological cells
 

Contact Details:
Email: almogtaieb@mail.tau.ac.il

Dana Goldkorn‏, BSc ECE

MSc Student

Dana Goldkorn is an MSc student in the Department of  Electrical  Engineering at Tel Aviv University. She received her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ben Gurion University in 2015. In October 2019, she started working in the OMNI group, focusing on image processing and deep learning. She is currently working on applying different deep learning techniques on quantitative phase images for virtual staining of biological cells.

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Hadar Shimoni

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BSc Project Student
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Nofar Shoshan

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BSc Project Student
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Daphna Peleg

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Administrative Assistant

Contact Details:
Email: daphnara@tauex.tau.ac.il

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Mustafa Bshara (Alumni)

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BSc Project Student
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Contact Details:
Email: mustafab@mail.tau.ac.il

Almog Yogev (Alumni)

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BSc Project Student
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Contact Details:
Email: almogyo2@gmail.com

Ofir Lahad (Alumni)

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BSc Project Student
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Contact Details:
Email: ofirlahad@mail.tau.ac.il

Dana Shainshein (Alumni)

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BSc Project Student
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Contact Details:
Email: danashainshein@gmail.com

Ofer Goldstein (Alumni)

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BSc Project Student
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Contact Details:
Email: ofergoldfish@gmail.com

Alex Sobotka (Alumni)

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BSc Project Student
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Contact Details:
Email: alexsobotka@gmail.com

Yoav Nygate, BSc BME (Alumni 2016-2020)

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MSc Student (Direct Track)
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Yoav Nygate was a full-time, direct-track MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. His BSc specialization includes Signals and Systems in Biomedical Engineering. In October 2016, he started working in the OMNI group on measurements of the optical path delay of cancerous cells using off-axis white light interferometry. He then went on to develop an off-axis multiplexing interferometer for the simultaneous acquisition of Quantitative Phase and Fluorescence images of biological cells. Currently, Yoav is working on different Deep Learning approaches for the analysis of Quantitative Phase images. On his spare time, Yoav is an active member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), serving as the President of the SPIE student chapter at Tel Aviv University. 

 

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Gili Dardikman, MSc BME (Alumni 2014-2019)

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PhD Student (Direct Track)
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Gili Dardikman was a full-time, direct-track PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her BSc specialization included signals and systems in biomedical engineering. In October 2014, she started her thesis in the OMNI group focusing on machine learning , and rapid CUDA processing of holograms. 

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Contact Details:
Email: gilid@mail.tau.ac.il

Lauren Wolbromsky, BSc BME (Alumni 2016-2019)

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MSc Student
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Lauren Wolbromsky was an MSc Student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. She obtained her BSc in the same field with a focus on signals and systems. Her research project was on new tomographic phase microscopy methods, under the guide of Prof. Natan Shaked. 


Contact Details:
Email: bornstein@mail.tau.ac.il

Moran Rubin, BSc ECE (Alumni 2016-2019)

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MSc Student
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Moran Rubin was a full-time MSc student in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. In October 2016, she started her MSc in the OMNI group, working on quantification of the results of tomographic phase microscopy of biological cells. 


Contact Details:
Email: moranrubin48@gmail.com

Dr. Gyanendra Singh, PhD Physics (Alumni 2016-2018)

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Postdoctoral Associate
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Dr. Gyanedra Singh was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, starting from September 2016. He completed his BSc and MSc in Physics from University of Delhi, India. He also completed his M.Tech. in Applied Optics from IIT Delhi, India, in 2009. He received his PhD degree in 2015, from the Instrumentation Design and Development Center at IIT Delhi, India. During his PhD, he characterized the indium tin coated polyethylene terephthalate substrate, which is used for the fabrication of the flexible electronics and display devices. In this study, he measured the change in the birefringence and the polarimetric study of this substrate using  interferometry and a fringe analysis method. The spectral study of the substrate was also carried out. In addition, he developed a remote phosphor-based flexible substrate for converting the blue inorganic light into white light for general lighting and display. He is the co-author of 13 refereed journal papers and 13 conference papers. 


Contact Details:
Email: gyan2283@gmail.com

Dr. Pinkie Jacob, PhD Materials and Micro/Nanosystems Eng. (Alumni, 2016-2018)

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Postdoctoral Associate
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Dr. Pinkie Jacob was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, starting March 2016. She completed her BSc in Physics from University of Calicut, India, and MSc in Nanomolecular Science from Jacobs University, Germany. During her MSc, she investigated the vibrational properties of Chlorogenic acid present in coffee beans using Raman Spectroscopy. In 2015, she received her PhD from the Department of Engineering from Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain. During her PhD, she dealt with micro/nano-structuring of SU-8 using various lithographic techniques and tested the produced structures as a platform for optical biosensing. Presently, she is investigating the use of optical microfiber evanescent biosensor for protein detection using plasmonic nanoparticles. 

Next position after the OMNI Group: Postdoctoral Associate in Prof. Israel Gannot’s group, Tel Aviv University.


Contact Details:
Email: pinkiejacob@gmail.com

Yaniv Gaon, BSc Electooptics Engineering, MBA (Alumni, 2017-2018)

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Laboratory Engineer
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Yaniv Gaon was the OMNI Group Laboratory Engineer. Yaniv joined the OMNI Group in September 2017 and brings with him over 15 years of hands-on experience in research, development and production of electro-optical systems. Yaniv has thorough understanding of optical systems, optical components, lasers, laser beam shaping, light sources, sensors, detectors and other optical and electro-optical technologies. Yaniv holds a BSc degree in Electro-Optics engineering and an MBA degree, both from the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), Israel. 

Contact Details:

Cellular: +972-58-4315858
Email: yanivga@tauex.tau.ac.il

Amit Nativ, BSc ECE (Alumni, 2015-2018)

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MSc Student
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Amit Nativ received his BSc in Electrical Engineering in 2013, with majors in Electrooptics, Electromagnetic Fields and Bioelectronics. In the past three years, he worked as a system engineer in Applied Materials Israel, developing scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and image processing algorithms. He joined the OMNI group in Ocbtober 2015. His MSc thesis title is: “Quantitative nanometric measurements using optical interferometry for nondestructive tests”. 

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Contact Details:
Email: amitnativ@gmail.com

Dr. Michal Balberg, PhD Neural Computation (Alumni, 2015-2017)

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Senior Visiting Scholar
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Dr. Michal Balberg is a seasoned entrepreneur in the field of medical devices. She co-founded and led OrNim Medical from inception till commercial sales. Ornim develops and markets noninvasive monitoring devices based on acousto-optics. Dr. Balberg received her Ph.D. in Neural Computation, focusing on optics, volume holography and neural computation, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1998. Between 1998-2001, she was a Fellow and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. She joined the OMNI group in March 2015, and was in charge of the Momentum project for commercialization of interferometric technologies for clinical applications.
 

Contact Details:
Email: michal.balberg@gmail.com

 

Current Position: Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Faculty of Engineering, Holon Technical College (HIT), Holon, Israel.

Dr. Tamir Gabay, PhD ECE (Alumni, 2011-2017)

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Laboratory Engineer
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Dr. Tamir Gabay was the OMNI Group Laboratory Engineer. Tamir received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering, MSc degree in Bio-Electrical Engineering, and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Israel in 1985, 1995 and 2009, respectively. During his MSc he worked on cardial electrical signal  research. Specifically the role of  synchronization during ventricular fibrillation. His PhD thesis is titled “Carbon nanotube microelectrode array for neuronal patterining and recording”. Currently, he is involed in the research on the role of Amyloid β on neuronal dynamics. 

Next position after the OMNI Group: Engineer and project coordinator of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University.


Contact Details:
Office: Room 108, Multi-Disciplinary Center
Tel: +972-3-6408001
Fax: +972-3-6408001
Cellular: +972-50-5522124
Email: tamirgab@post.tau.ac.il

Sharon Karepov, BSc BME (Alumni, 2013-2017)

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MSc Student (with Dr. Tal Ellenbogen)
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Sharon Karepov was an MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. She graduated her BSc in Biomedical Engineering in Tel Aviv University in September 2012 with majors in biomedical signals and systems. Her fourth year BSc project, tilted: “Digital holographic microscopy for quantitative measurements in red blood cells”, carried out in the Omni group. Since 2008 until September 2011 she has worked as a Medical Research Assistant at METEOR Medical Center. In October 2013, she started her MSc thesis in the OMNI group, in collaboration with Dr. Tal Ellenbogen from the Department of Physical Electronics, in which she develops optical devices based on plasmonic metamaterials for use in optical interferometric systems.


Contact Details:
Email: sharon.karepov@gmail.com

Dr. Ksawery Kalinowski, PhD Physics (Alumni, 2015-2016)

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Postdoctorate Associate
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Dr. Ksawery Kalinowski was currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Tel Aviv University. In 2006, he obtained his MSc in Engineering, in Solid Sate Physics, at the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. During his master degree, he gained broad knowledge in epitaxial growth of III-V heterostructure, such as quantum cascade lasers, avalanche photo-detectors or hetrostructures for vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers. In 2013, Ksawery obtained PhD degree in Physics, in the field of Nonlinear Optics from the Australian National University, Canberra. During his doctoral studies, he investigated several nonlinear scattering mechanisms in random and ordered nonlinear photonic crystals. Between 2013 and 2015, he was granted the Postdoctoral Fellowship of Tel Aviv University Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center, and performed research in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Physical Electronics, at the Nonlinear Optics Laboratory of Prof. Adi Arie. In February 2015, he joined the OMNI Group as the Postdoctoral Fellow. Currently, he is involved in interferometric spectroscopy inspection of in-situ thin-film growth and biological-cell metrology.
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Next position after the OMNI group: Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Cornelia Denz’s group, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Münster, Germany

Contact Details:
Email: xkk124@gmail.com 

Pinhas Girshovitz, MSc BME (Alumni, 2011-2015)


PhD Student (Direct Track) 

Pinhas Girshovitz was a full-time, direct-track PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, Israel.  He holds a BSc (with honour) and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, with specialization in signals and systems in biomedical engineering. In July 2011, he started working on his PhD thesis titled: “Advanced techniques for compact interferometric systems for measurements in biological cells.”  He finished working on his PhD thesis in OMNI group in October 2015, and obtained his PhD degree in September 2016. 

Next position after OMNI Group: Physicist (R&D Engineer) in  Ornim Medical


Contact Details:

Email: pgirshovitz@gmail.com

Dr. Miki Haifler, MD (Alumni, 2012-2016)

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MSc Student
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Dr. Miki Haifler was an MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He holds an MD degree from the Technion - Israel Institue of Technology. After completing his degree, Dr. Haifler started a  6 years residency at the Department of Urology in Sheba Medical Center at Tel Ha’Shomer, Israel, where his main interests focus is genito-urinary surgical oncology.  Dr. Haifler has  co-authored  several peer-reviewed papers. He started his M.Sc. research in the OMNI group in November 2012. His current research subjects include interferometric applications for medical analysis.
 


Contact Details:

Email: mikihaifler@gmail.com

Mor Habaza, BSc BME (Alumni, 2013-2016)

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MSc Student (Direct Track)
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Mor Habaza was a full-time, direct-track MSc. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her BSc major subject was “Signals and Systems in Biomedical Engineering”. In September 2013, she started her thesis in the OMNI group, focusing on new tomographic phase microscopy methods. She graduated in April 2016.

Next Position after the OMNI Group: Algorithm Development Engineer in Orbotech, Rehovot

Contact Details:

Email: morhabaz@mail.tau.ac.il

Omry Blum, BSc BME (Alumni 2013-2016)

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MSc Student (Direct Track)
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Omry Blum was a direct-track MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. His BSc specialization was in Signals and Systems in Biomedical Engineering. His OMNI-group research focused on interferometry using plasmonic nanoparticles. He graduated in January 2016

Next position after OMNI Group: Optical Meteorology Physicist at Nova Measuring Instruments, Rehovot 


Contact Details:
Email:
omry.blum@gmail.com

Irena Frenklach (Alumni 2013-2015)


MSc Student 

Irena Frenklach was an MSc student in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. She finished her BSc in Biomedical Engineering in Tel Aviv University in September 2012, with majors in biomedical signals and systems. In October 2012, she started her MSc thesis on “Development of analytic tools and new parameters based on interferometric methods for phase measurement in biological cells”. 

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Next position after OMNI Group: Engineer at Medial Research, algorithmic analysis of medical data company, Kfar Malal


Contact Details:

Email: irenafre@post.tau.ac.il

Reut Friedman (Alumni 2013-2015)

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MSc Student
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Reut Friedman was an MSc. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. She holds a BSc in Biology and Psychology, with an emphasis on Brain Sciences, from Tel-Aviv University. During her BSc she worked on animal behavior and learning research. After completing her degree, she worked at the BioImage company conducting MRI scans and image analysis. Her current research title is “Reflective interferometric system combining low-coherence spectral-domain phase microscopy and wide-field holography for characterization of thin samples”. Reut is also interested in the field of neuron measurements using optical microscopy.. 

Next Position after OMNI Group: Engineer at Applied Materials

 

Contact Details:

Email: reut.frd@gmail.com

 

 

Darina Roitshtain (Alumni, 2014-2016)

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MSc Student (Direct Track)
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Darina Roitshtain was a full-time, direct-track MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her BSc specialization inlcudes Signals and Systems in Biomedical Engineering. In October 2014, she started her thesis in the OMNI group on development of analysis tools based on fluorescence and interferometric microscopy of biological cells. During her master she participated in two international conferences and published two journal papers. 

Next Position after OMNI Group: Algorithm Engineer in Corephotonics Ltd., Tel Aviv.

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Contact Details:
Email: darina13r@gmail.com

Amit Litwin (Alumni, 2015-2016)

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Undergraduate Student
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Amit Litwin is a fourth year BSc student in Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. His majors are biomedical signals and systems. He started his fourth year BSc project in the OMNI group, focusing on new tomographic phase microscopy methods. 


Contact Details:
Email: amitlitwin@gmail.com

Saar Kariv (Alumni, 2013-2014)

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Undergraduate Student
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Saar Kariv was a fourth year BSc student in Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. His major is biomedical signals and systems. In October 2013, he started  his fourth year BSc project titled: “Fast, real time software application for digital holographic microscopy for quantitative measurements of biological cells”.
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Next Position after OMNI Group: Medicine Student in Tel Aviv University and Application Engineer in Applied Materials

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Contact Details:
Email: saarkari@mail.tau.ac.il

Ohad Backoach (Alumni, 2013-2014)

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Undergraduate Student
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Ohad Backoach was a fourth year BSc student in Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. His major is biomedical signals and systems. In October 2013, he started his fourth year BSc project titled: “Fast, real time software application for digital holographic microscopy for quantitative measurements of biological cells”.
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Next Position after OMNI Group: R&D Engineer, Verint

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Contact Details:
Email: backoac@walla.co.il

Sapir Daches (Alumni, 2013-2014)

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Undergraduate Student
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Sapir Daches was a fourth year BSc student in Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her major is biomedical signals and systems. In August 2013, she started her fourth year BSc project titled: “Noninvasive and nondestructive accurate thickness measurements using optical interferometry in return mode”.
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Next position after OMNI Group: Biomedical Engineer in CardioArt

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Contact Details:
Email: sapirdaches@gmail.com

Noa Shkedi (Alumni, 2013-2014)

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Undergraduate Student
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Noa Shkedi was a fourth year BSc student in Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her major is biomedical signals and systems. In August 2013, she started her fourth year BSc project titled: “Noninvasive and nondestructive accurate thickness measurements using optical interferometry in return mode”.

Next Position after OMNI Group: Engineer at Orbotech, Rehovot.

Contact Details:
Email: noashkedi13@gmail.com

Dr. Yael Bishitz, PhD Biophysics (Alumni, 2012)

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Dr. Yael Bishitz (Markovich) was a Postdoctorate Associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She received her BSc degree in Biophysics, MSc degree in Biochemistry and PhD degree in Physics in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Department of  Chemistry and  Physics from Bar-Ilan University, Israel in 2005, 2007 and 2011, respectively. During her MSc and PhD, she worked on cancer research. Specifically the role of PKCδ phosphorylation in its cleavage and in the regulation of cell apoptosis (MSc) and the investigation of spheroids’ formation in designated microstructures: tracing, characterization, simulation and prediction (PhD). Her current field of research was optical-mechanical signatures of cancer cells measured by interferometry.
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Next Position after OMNI group: Postdoctoral Associate in Weizmann Institute of Science and then in Zeev Zalevesky’s group, in Bar Ilan University

Contact Details:
Email: yaelmar@gmail.com

Dr. Anna Peled, PhD Chemistry (Alumni, 2012)

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Postdoctorate Associate
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Dr. Anna Peled was a Postdoctorate Associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, Israel since January 2012. She received her BSc degree in Chemistry (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), MSc degree in Chemistry (Nanotechnology) and PhD degree in Chemistry (pending) in the Bar-Ilan University, Department of Chemistry, in 2005, 2007 and 2011, respectively. During her MSc and PhD, she focused on the development of functional hybrid nanomaterials. Her field of research was development of various plasmonic nanoparticles for specific targeting and photothermal imaging of amyloid beta plaques for studying Alzheimer’s disease.
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Next Position after OMNI Group: Postdoctoral Associate in Prof. Fernando Patolsky’s Lab, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University. Then, R&D chemist at PolyPid
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Itay Shock, BSc ECE (Alumni, 2010-2012)

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MSc Student
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Itay Shock was a full-time MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He is working in collaboration with the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics and Imaging of Dr. Uri Nevo. Itay has done his BSc in Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University and then worked at Samsung Israel R&D Center as an Electro- Optics Engineer, where he developed and characterized imaging CMOS sensors for the market. Itay also worked in Primesense Israel as an Electro-Optics Engineer, where he developed 3D machine vision devices. In July 2010, he started working on his MSc thesis tilted: “Optical phase system for the measurements of cell dynamics”. He graduated and obtained his MSc degree in October 2012. 


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Email: itay78@gmail.com

Haniel Gabai, BSc BME (Alumni, 2011-2013)

MSc Student (Direct Track)

Haniel Gabai was a full-time, direct-track MSc student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He holds a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University with specialization in biological signal processing. Haniel started working on his thesis in the OMNI group in November 2011. His research subjects included optical coherence tomography application to skin cancer. He graduated in September 2013.

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Next Position after OMNI Group:
PhD student in Prof. Avishay Eyal’s group, School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University
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Email: haniel.gabai@gmail.com

Vered Joseph (Alumni, 2011-2012)


Undergraduate Student
Vered Joseph was a fourth year BSc student in Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Her major is biomedical signals and systems. In August 2011, she started her fourth year BSc project tilted: “Digital holographic microscopy for quantitative measurements in red blood cells”. 

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Next Position after OMNI Group: Biomedical Engineer in an Israeli Company

 


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Email: veredjoseph@gmail.com

Yossi Kamir (Alumni, 2012-2013)

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Mechanical Architect
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Yossi Kamir was the OMNI group mechanical designer. He has vast experience in R&D system integration and lab research mainly in the 2D and 3D printing business. He contributed to system design and definition, designed the lab jigs for the research tests and performed them, gave feedback to the developers in order to fix the bugs and problems all the way to a working prototype in companies such as Scitex Ltd., Varyframe Technologies Ltd.  and Objet Geometries Ltd.

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Next postion after OMNI: Lab Engineer of Dr. Gabor Kosa’s Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University. And now, started a new 3D printing laboratory, Faculty of Exact Science, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 2017.

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