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Student mission to the U.S.

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015

In March, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science welcomed six inspiring graduate students from the Institute’s Feinberg Graduate School (FGS) for a series of meetings with supporters and friends. Three students, accompanied by Feinberg’s Academic Secretary Dr. Ami Shalit, visited New York and Florida, while three others traveled to California with Prof. Ari Elson from the Department of Molecular Genetics. At luncheons, dinners, and intimate gatherings, the students shared their passion for science and their experience of pursuing research under the guidance of world-renowned experts.


The students described the appeal of the Institute’s collaborative, curiosity-driven atmosphere. “When I was considering where to study for my master’s degree, I had the chance to spend two weeks on campus,” recalled Shira Weingarten-Gabbay. “By the end of those two weeks, it was clear to me that I would do anything to be accepted to the Weizmann Institute.”


While their focus areas vary - ranging from heart regeneration to alternative energy to personalized cancer therapy - each student expressed passion for modern science. “These students are young, dynamic, and enthusiastic,” said Dr. Shalit. “They have a dream and they are determined to get there.” He called Feinberg students “the lifeline” of the Weizmann Institute, as they are poised to become the scientific leaders of tomorrow.