Dr. Aldema Sas-Chen won the Eclipse Award for Innovation in High Throughput Biology
The award is granted by the RNA Society and is sponsored by Eclipse BioInnovations, a leading commercial genomics company based in San Diego, California
Dr. Sas-Chen is a new faculty member who joined the Shmunis School this academic year, and nowadays she is constructing her research group. She completed her B.Sc. in Psychobiology in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her Ph.D. in the Weizmann Institute of Science. She joined the school after being a post-doctoral fellow in WIS.
The Sas-Chen lab studies RNA-based mechanisms of gene regulation and investigates the impact of RNA modifications on shaping cellular processes in health and disease.
Dr. Sas-Chen: “My lab is focused on studying the role of RNA modifications in the physiology of human disease, including cancer. Utilizing models at a molecular, cellular and organism level, our lab combines cutting-edge experimental and computational methodologies. A major aim of our research is to uncover RNA-dependent mechanisms, crucial for tumor development, which could facilitate both diagnosis and treatment of human cancer. I am very happy with the award, not only as an accolade for my past research work, but substantially it will allow me to take my research few steps further”.