Dr. Shimon Lecht

Dr. Lecht has a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (Magna cum laude), MSc (Magna cum laude) and PhD in Pharmacology, all from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Today, Dr. Lecht is a research fellow at School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

The scientific expertise and interests of Dr. Lecht are: i) signal transduction pathways in stem cells; ii) intelligent guidance of stem cells differentiation derived from different origins, in particular towards lung; iii) translational research in the field of pulmonary regenerative medicine; and iv) development and characterization of novel pharmacological models for drug discovery.

During the course of his research activities, Dr. Lecht published numerous research articles, reviews, book chapters and presented his research achievements at tens of scientific congresses in Israel and abroad. Dr. Lecht has participated as a member of scientific meetings organizing committees and chaired discussion panels in Israel and abroad. Dr. Lecht serves as a reviewer in several scientific journals, international research funding agencies and academic institutions.

For his scientific activities, Dr. Lecht has received many prizes and awards among them: "Levi Eshkol" fellowship awarded by Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, he was listed several times in the Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Rector of Hebrew University lists of excellence and received the "Super-Pharm" prize for outstanding researcher.