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Alumni conversation in Boston on Weizmann innovation

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017

The New England Weizmann Institute Alumni Initiative of the American Committee hosted a gathering, “From Bench to Tachlis,” at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Boston. Weizmann Institute alumna Dr. Michal Preminger, who is the executive director of business development for Harvard Medical School, led a dialogue with her Harvard University colleague, Isaac T. Kohlberg (pictured together above). Dr. Preminger is co-chair of the alumni initiative. Mr. Kohlberg, Harvard’s Senior Associate Provost and Chief Technology Development Officer, previously headed the Weizmann Institute’s Yeda Research and Development Company.


Mr. Kohlberg described key Weizmann Institute discoveries that have resulted in lifesaving medications and technologies and the vision of Institute founder Dr. Chaim Weizmann, who believed in combining topquality basic research and partnership with industry. Mr. Kohlberg and Dr. Preminger engaged in a dynamic conversation with the audience, which included Weizmann alumni and friends from the Boston area.