CV

Education

Education
1992 Postdoctoral fellow, Chemical Immunology, The Weizmann Institute of Science.
1990-1 Postdoctoral fellow, Genetics, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford CA, USA.
1990 Ph.D., Virology, The Weizmann Institute of Science.
1983 M.Sc., Virology, The Weizmann Institute of Science.
1981

B.Sc. with distinction, Plant Pathology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Employment History

Employment history
2016- to date Professor, Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science.
2009-2016 Associate Professor, Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science.
2003-2009 Senior Scientist, Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science.
2000-2003 Special appointment, Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science.
1998-9 Associate Staff Scientist, Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science.
1996-7 Associate Staff Scientist, Molecular Cell Biology and Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science.
1993-5 Scientist, Chemical Immunology, The Weizmann Institute of Science.

 

Academic Administration

Academic
2015-to date Head of the Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science.
2015 Head of the Science Teaching Board of Studies, Feinberg Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science.
2014-to date Academic Advisor and PI of the National Centre for High-School Biology and Environmental Sciences Teachers, Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science (Co-Advisor: Prof. Tali Tal, Technion, Haifa, Israel).
2008-to date Head of the Biology Path in the Rothschild-Weizmann Program for Excellence in Science Education, Weizmann Institute of Science (Co-Head: Prof. Adi Kimchi, Weizmann Institute of Science).
1997-to date

Head of The Biology Group, Science Teaching, The Weizmann Institute of Science.

 

Selected Other Appointments

Appoitments
2015-to date Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
2014 Co-Chair, the European Researchers in Didactics of Biology (ERIDOB) bi-annual conference, Technion, Israel (with Prof. Tali Tal, Technion, Haifa, Israel).
2013 Mentor at the Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students, George Washington University.
2012-to date Member of the Publications and Advisory Committee, National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST).
2008-to date Member of the Editorial Board of the Research in Science Education Journal.
2004-2010 Member of the Academic Committee of the European Researchers in the Didactics of Biology (ERIDOB) organization (Elected chairperson for 2008-2010).
2000-to date Member of The Professional National Committee for Biology in High-Schools, Israeli Ministry of Education.

 

Awards

Awards
2012-2013 Centre for Society and the Life Sciences (CSG) Scholarship for visiting scholars, The Netherlands.
2006-2009 The Helena Rubinstein Career Development Chair.
2006 Fridenberg Foundation Award of The Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

 

Competitive Grants (since 2003)

Grants
2015-2019 Guiding and accompanying junior-high school mathematics and science coordinators for building professional learning communities in schools, The Tramp Foundation (with Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon, Dr. Zahava Scherz and Prof. Abraham Arcavi).
2014-2017 Characterization of the use of Adapted Primary Literature as a model for scientific writing in high-school biology, Israel Science Foundation.
2014-2019 The National Centre for High-School Biology and Environmental Sciences Teachers, The Israeli Science Teaching Center Grant.
2014-2018 Promoting Attainment of Responsible Research and Innovation in Science Education (PARRISE): Empowering and facilitating science teachers and teacher educators across Europe, EU-FP7 Science-In-Society Program.
2012-2015 Science and technology for junior-high school: Rewrite and update learning and teaching materials for 7th - 9th grades, The Israeli Science Teaching Center Grant, (with Prof. Bat-Sheva Eylon and Dr. Zahava Scherz).
2011-2012 Gene Tamers: Adapting scientific articles for learning biotechnology, The Israeli Science Teaching Center Grant
2009-2011 Learning high-school genetics in teacher-led versus scientist-led outreach-laboratories, Israel Science Foundation.
2008-2010 Bioinformatics tools in the service of biotechnology, The Israeli Science Teaching Center Grant
2006-2008 Characterizing children's spontaneous interests in science and technology, Israel Science Foundation.
2005-2007 Genetic engineering for biotechnology students, The Israeli Science Teaching Center Grant.
2005-2006 Virtual lectures in the research topics, The Israeli Science Teaching Center Grant.
2003-2004 Internet-based learning environment about sub-cellular structures, The Israeli Science Teaching Center Grant.