Lab work includes immunological, molecular biology and microbiology methods, as well as in vivo mouse models of disease and work on human cells.
- Mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of skin and airway allergic disease (Atopic dermatitis and asthma)
- Resolution processes of allergic inflammation
- Activating and inhibitory receptors on mast cells and eosinophils
- The role of inhibitory receptors on solid tumors (from melanoma to colon cancer)
- The interaction of mast cells and eosinophils with bacteria and fungi
- Corona virus: are mast cells and eosinophils involved in host protective or offensive mechanisms?
For more information please contact:
Professor Francesca Levi-Schaffer: francescal(at)ekmd.huji.ac.il
Head of Immunopharmacology lab, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Unit, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Scholarships are available for new international PhD candidates who are neither citizens nor residents of the State of Israel. For this call only – PhD students currently enrolled in their first year at the Hebrew University (having commenced their studies no earlier than October 2020) are eligible to apply. Each academic year, the University will award up to 25 new scholarships in the amount of 2,000 NIS per month, for a period of up to four years.
The scholarship is open to candidates holding a Master’s research-thesis track degree from an accredited university (or a comparable degree) or those who are in their final year of studies toward such accreditation. Scholarship eligibility is intended for candidates from all academic fields who meet the following criteria:
- The candidate is a not an Israeli citizen or resident of Israel.
- The candidate demonstrates academic excellence.
- The supervisor (or relevant academic department) agrees to provide the student with an additional living stipend in the amount of minimum 4,000 NIS per month for the duration of the scholarship period (resulting in a monthly allocation of minimum 6,000 NIS). The applicant must submit a guarantee from their supervisor for this “matching” stipend in the amount of minimum 4,000 NIS per month.
- The candidate has not yet commenced doctoral studies at the university, or is currently in the first year of doctoral studies at the university, having commenced no earlier than October 2020.
- The candidate has already registered to pursue a doctoral degree. In the event that the candidate has not yet been accepted to a doctoral program at the University, eligibility for the scholarship will be provisional upon acceptance.
- Students in the Direct PhD Track may apply for scholarship assistance upon acceptance for PhD studies by the Authority for Research Students.
- Students who are pursuing a joint doctoral degree with an international university may also apply. If the primary academic body is the Hebrew University, the scholarship can be awarded for up to four years. If the primary academic body is the foreign university, the scholarship can be awarded for the period during which the student is physically in Israel (up to one year).
The student is required to demonstrate compliance with the terms outlined above. Scholarships will be awarded in accordance with the guidelines for subsidies for accredited PhD students.
To apply for the scholarship, the candidate is required to submit the following documents:
- A letter of application including a brief summary of the proposed area of research (max. 3 pages)
- Candidate CV
- Letter of acceptance to PhD studies at the Hebrew University
- Two letters of recommendation, including one from the HUJI PhD academic supervisor
- Official transcripts from Bachelor’s and Master’s research track degrees
Scholarship requests must be submitted online HERE no later than July 15, 2021.
Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committees in the relevant academic departments. Applications selected for further review will then be transferred to a central review committee comprised of representatives of the Office of the Rector and the International Office. This committee will determine the final scholarship awardees by the end of August 2021.
For additional information, please contact Keri Rosenbluh, International Programs, Hebrew University International Office – Email: keriro(at)savion.huji.ac.il.