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Katzir Memorial Professorial Chair inaugurated

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Date: December 24, 2017
WeizmannDirect Issue 9
(L-R) Prof. Michal Sharon and Dr. Merry Sherman

(L-R) Prof. Michal Sharon and Dr. Merry Sherman

The Aharon and Ephraim Katzir Memorial Professorial Chair was established in the presence of the donor, Dr. Merry Sherman of San Francisco. Prof. Michal Sharon of the Department of Biomolecular Sciences is the first incumbent. “I had the great fortune of being the PhD protégé of Aharon and of living with Ephraim's family,” Dr. Sherman said. “So, 24-7 I was exposed to these brilliant brothers, and it was a unique opportunity. Ephraim’s home welcomed Nobel laureates, brilliant scientists, artists, and musicians from all over the world.” By coincidence, Prof. Sharon occupies Ephraim’s former lab.