Tal Dvir

Prof. Dvir obtained a Ph.D (2008) in Biotechnology Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. His Ph.D research was supervised by Prof. Smadar Cohen and focused on cardiac tissue engineering and regeneration. Prof. Dvir continued his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Langer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. His postdoc research focused on nanotechnological strategies for engineering complex tissues.

On October 2011 Prof. Dvir was recruited by the Department of Biotechnology and the Center for Nanotechnology at Tel Aviv University to establish the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. On 2013, Prof. Dvir has also joined the newly established Department of Materials Science and Engineering at TAU. Since November 2015, he has been an Associate Prof. at the Department of Biotechnology.

In 2018, Dvir’s lab developed fully personalized tissue implants, based entirely on a patient’s own cells. Fatty tissue cells were extracted from subjects, then converted into stem cells that can be manipulated to generate any tissue type needed by the body, to engineer cardiac, spinal cord, cortical and other tissue implants to treat different diseases, including aging-related degenerative conditions.