Rappaport Prize to PhD Candidate in Prof. Shefi's Lab
Michal Marcus, a doctoral candidate at the Neuro Engineering Research lab led by Prof. Orit Shefi has won the Rappaport Prize for Excelling Students of Biomedical Engineering.
Michal (30), a married mother of 3, won the prestigious prize for her development of methods to lead medication directly to infected areas of the body (rather than flowing freely in the bloodstream). The project includes binding the drugs to magnetic nano carriers and using the magnets to lead the drug to the infected area.
Michal was informed of her win by Nobel Laureate Prof. Ciechanover, Aaron, who heads the Baruch and Ruth Rappopot Foundation's awards committee.