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The Team


Dr. Ayelet Lesman

Principal Investigator 

Heading the Biomechanics & Tissue Engineering Lab in the School for Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University.


Dr. Oren Tchaicheeyan

Lab manager

Working on computational research such as DVC analysis, as well as experimental methodology such as rheometry and mechanical tests.


Shahar Goren

Ph.D Research Student

I am doing my Ph.D. in the faculty of chemistry, studying the nonlinear and anisotropic properties of fibrous biomaterials, incorporating simulations, experiments in optical tweezers and confocal microscopy.


Yoni Koren

Ph.D Research Student

During my Ph.D studies I investigate the mechanism of growth in plant roots, using Finite-Element modelling and live experiments, accounting for the roots mechanosensing abilities to detect obstacles and grow efficiently in the soil.


Nurit Bar-Shai

Ph.D Research Student

Ph.D student, in collaboration with the Golberg environmental engineering lab. My research looks into polysaccharides derived from seaweeds, to grow mammalian cells for tissue culture engineering technologies.


Eilam Golan

M.Sc. Research Student

As part of my M.Sc research, I create collagen fiber scaffolds derived from marine corals, examine the development of skeletal muscle cells cultured on these scaffolds, and investigate the effect of mechanical  stimuli on tissue development.

Bar Ergaz

Ph.D Research Student

As part of my Ph.D studies, I study the mechanical interaction between cells using a novel micropatterning platform that allows generating large arrays of single cells or cell-spheroids in 3D biological hydrogels.


Avior Exsol

M.Sc. Research Student

And as a part of my M.Sc. study I am working on testing fibers alignment in fibrous materials under tensile strength and its relation to the mesh characteristics as connectivity and initial state.


Ran Glinowiecki

M.Sc. Research Student

As a part of my M.Sc. research I am using final element analysis and rheology experiment on bio-synthetic materials to study the effect of cell-cell interactions on the global properties of tissue-like materials.


Ran Sopher, Ph.D
David Gomez, Ph.D
Sari Natan, Ph.D
Mirit Sharabi, Ph.D
Heftsi Ragones, Ph.D
Naama Gal, Ph.D
Ortal Shelah
Avraham Kolel
Amots Mann
Avishy Roitblat
Viki Lepsky Raz
Noga Kalish
Hanan Tokash
Oren Shabi
Hila Rushkin
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