August 2018: New E. J. Safra affiliate, Dr. Asaf Madi
Dr. Asaf Madi is a new faculty member at the Department of Pathology at the Sackler School of Medicine.
Dr. Asaf Madi is a new faculty member at the Department of Pathology at the Sackler School of Medicine and is joining the E. J. Safra Center as an affiliate.
Dr. Madi completed his PhD studies under the supervision of the late Prof. Ben-Jacob and Prof. Cohen, and then did a short postdoc at Prof. Friedman's lab, all at the Weizmann Institute. His studies focused on antibody and T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire analysis. He then continued as a postdoc at Harvard Medical School working with Profs. Kuchroo and Regev on cancer immunology and T cell differentiation, with a focus on uncovering the molecular circuits controlling T cell exhaustion.
Dr. Madi's current research interest lies in understanding the molecular signaling that occurs following immune cell interactions or immunotherapies within the tumor micro-environment. He will utilize single cell proteomic and transcriptomic technologies together with in vitro and in vivo experimental models hand in hand with advanced computational methods. This will hopefully lead to the identification of novel immune related pathways and therapeutic targets.