Weizmann Professorial Chairs, CDCs and Fellowships


Professorial Chairs

The Lee and William Abramowitz Chair of Macromolecular Biophysics
Established in 1978 through the bequest of Mr. Abramowitz, Leominster, MA
Incumbent Professor Mark Safro, Department of Structural Biology
The Annenberg Chair of High Energy Physics
Established in 1967 by Mrs. Enid A. Haupt, New York, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Moses
L. Annenberg
Incumbent Professor Haim Harari, Department of Particle Physics
The Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Chair
Established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Applebaum, Troy, Michigan
Incumbent Professor Avi Ben-Nun, Department of Immunology
The Norman and Helen Asher Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Asher, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Varda Rotter, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Helen and Norman Asher Chair in Brain Research
Established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Asher, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Amiram Grinvald, Department of Neurobiology
The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Chair of Biochemistry
Established in 1982 by the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Foundation, Stamford, CT
Incumbent Professor Amnon Horovitz, Department of Structural Biology
The Henry and Bertha Benson Chair
Established in 1970 br Mr. and Mrs. Benson, Montreal
The Bernstein-Mason Chair of Neurochemistry
Established in 1985 by Stuart A. Bernstein and John J. Mason, Washington, DC
Incumbent Professor Orly Reiner, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Dr. Barnet Berris Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1981 by the Physicians' Committee, Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Society
for the Weizmann Institute of Science
Incumbent Professor Yoram Groner, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Besen-Brender Chair of Microbiology and Parasitology
Established in 1981 by Marc Besen, Melbourne, and Joseph Brender, Sydney
Incumbent Professor David Mirelman, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Patricia Elman Bildner Chair of Solid State Chemistry
Established in 1973 by Albert C. Bildner, New York
Incumbent Professor Ilya Averbukh, Department of Chemical Physics
The Paul and Marlene Borman Chair of Applied Mathematics
Established in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Borman, Detroit, and their friends and associates
Incumbent Professor Adi Shamir, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Gilbert de Botton Chair of Plant Sciences
Established in 1981 by Mr. de Botton and friends, Zurich and New York
Incumbent Professor Jonathan Gressel, Department of Plant Sciences
The Isaac and Elsa Bourla Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1979 by bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Bourla, Paris
Incumbent Professor Gideon Berke, Department of Immunology
The Harold S. and Harriet B. Brady Chair of Cancer Rrsearch
Established in 1982 by Mrs. Brady and the late Mr. Brady, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Yechiel Shai, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Walter and Dr. Trude Brochardt Chair of Structural Biology
Established in 2001 by the estate of Dr. Trude Borchardt, New York, NY
Incumbent Professor Stephen Weiner, Department of Structural Biology
The Bronfman Chair of Plant Science
Established in 1979 by Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc., New York
Incumbent Professor Gad Galili, Department of Plant Sciences
The Rudy Bruner Chair of Science Teaching
Established in 1970 by Mrs. Martha Bruner, New York, and Zelon Ltd., Israel
The Professor Sir Ernest B. Chain Chair
Established in 1980 by his friends, London
Incumbent Professor Talila Volk, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Norman D. Cohen Chair of Computer Sciences
Established in 1971 by Mr. Cohen, New York
Incumbent Professor David Peleg, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Ruth and Samy Cohn Chair of Computer Sciences
Established in 1984 by close Israeli friends of Mr. and Mrs. Cohn, Rio de Janeiro
Incumbent Professor Shimon Ullman, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Marvin Myer and Jenny Cyker Chair of Diabetes Research
Established in 1971 by Mr. Cyker, Boston
Incumbent Professor Michael Walker, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Sadie and Joseph Danciger Chair of Molecular Biology
Established in 1967 by the Sadie Danciger Trust, Kansas City
The Lady Davis Chair of Experimental Physics
Established in 1972 by the Eldee Foundation, Montreal, through Bernard M. Bloomfield and
Major Louis M. Bloomfield, Q.C.
Incumbent Professor Giora Mikenberg, Department of Particle Physics
The Harry de Jur Chair of Applied Physics
Established in 1982 by the Harry de Jur Foundation, New York
Incumbent Professor Victor Steinberg, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Amos de Shalit Chair of Theoretical Physics
Established in 1976
Incumbent Professor Yitzhak Frishman, Department of Particle Physics
The Helen and Sanford Diller Family Chair of Neurobiology
Established in 2001 by Helen and Sanford Diller, San Francisco, CA
Incumbent Professor Ehud Ahissar, Department of Neurobiology
The Jack and Simon Djanogly Chair of Biochemistry
Established in 1980 by Sir Harry Djanogly, CBE, London
Incumbent Professor Michael Eisenbach, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Henry H. Drake Chair of Immunology
Established in 1998 by Mrs. Erica Drake, New York
Incumbent Professor Yair Reisner, Department of Immunology
The Georg F. Duckwitz Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1975 by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
Incumbent Professor Lea Eisenbach, Department of Immunology
The George W. Dunne Chair of Chemical Physics
Established in 1971 by his friends and associates, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Gershon Kurizki, Department of Chemical Physics
The Paul Ehrlich Chair of Immunology
Established in 1979 by the European Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
Incumbent Professor Ruth Arnon, Department of Immunology
The Joyce and Ben B. Eisenberg Chair of Molecular Endocrinology and Cancer Research
Established in 1984 by the Ben B. Eisenberg Charitable Fund, Los Angeles
Incumbent Professor Abraham Amsterdam, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Maxwell Ellis Chair of Biomedical Research
Established in 1997 through the bequest of Mr. Ellis, London
Incumbent Professor Zvi Livneh, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Marshall and Renette Ezralow Chair of Chemical and Cellular Immunology
Established in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Ezralow, Beverly Hills
Incumbent Professor Zelig Eshhar, Department of Immunology
The Fred and Andrea Fallek Chair of Breast Cancer Research
Established in 2000 by Mrs. Andrea Klepetar Fallek, New York
Incumbent Professor Hadassa Degani, Department of Biological Regulation
The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Chair
Established in 1992 by the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Michael W. Kirson, Department of Particle Physics
The Donald Frey Chair
Established in 1988 by his friends and associates, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Anthony Joseph, Department of Mathematics
The Isabelle and Samuel Friedman Chair of Theoretical Physics
Established in 1979 by the bequests of Mr. and Mrs. Friedman, San Francisco
Incumbent Professor Yuval Gefen, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Charles and Louise Gartner Chair
Established in 1993 by Mrs. Louise Gartner, Dallas
Incumbent Professor Uri Pick, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Wolfgang Gentner Chair of Nuclear Physics
Established in 1982 by the European Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in
honor of the late Professor Gentner, Heidelberg
Incumbent Professor Uzy Smilansky, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Oscar and Emma Getz Chair
Established in 1993 by Mrs. Emma Getz, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Yosef Shaul, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Harold and Zelda Goldenberg Chair of Molecular Cell Biology
Established in 2001 by the Jacob E. Goldenberg Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
Incumbent Professor Yosef Yarden, Department of Biological Regulation
The Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Chair of Applied Mathematics
Established in 1982 by Mr. amd Mrs. Goldsmith, Los Angeles
Incumbent Professor Achi Brandt, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Marte R. Gomez Chair of Photosynthesis
Established in 1985 by the Mexican Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science
Incumbent Professor Yehiel Zick, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Dorothy and Patrick Gorman Chair
Established in 1966 by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union,
Washington, DC
Incumbent Professor Lia Addadi, Department of Structural Biology
The William B. Graham Chair of Pharmacology
Established in 1978 by his friends and associates, Chicago
The Harold J. and Marion F. Green Chair
Established in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Green, Chicago
Incumbent Professor David Mukamel, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Nicki and J. Ira Harris Chair
Established in 1988 by Mr. Harris and his friends and associates, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Stephen Gelbart, Department of Mathematics
The Hettie H. Heineman Chair of Mathematics
Established in 1989 by James Heineman, Heineman Foundation, New York
Incumbent Professor Zvi Artstein, Department of Mathematics
The Charles H. Hollenberg Chair of Diabetes and Metabolic Research
Established in 1985 by his friends and associates, Toronto
Incumbent Professor Yoram Shechter, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Lawrence G. Horowitz Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1985 by Mr. Horowitz and his family, Philadelphia
Incumbent Professor Uriel Feige, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Erica and Ludwig Jesselson Chair of Theoretical Mathematics
Established in 1985 be Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York
Incumbent Professor Yakar Kannai, Department of Mathematics
The Maurice and Ilse Katz Chair of Neuroimmunology
Established in 1990 by Mrs. Ilse Katz, Geneva
Incumbent Professor Michal Schwartz, Department of Neurobiology
The Louis and Florence Katz-Cohen Chair of Neuropharmacology
Established in 1984
Incumbent Professor Vivian I. Teichberg, Department of Neurobiology
The Aryeh and Mintzi Katzman Chair
Established in 1992 by The Carylon Foundation, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Ron Naaman, Department of Chemical Physics
The Harry Kay Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1985 by the Harry Kay Foundation, Minneapolis
Incumbent Professor Eli Canaani, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Gershon Kekst Chair
Established in 2002 by The Weizmann Institute of Science
Incumbent Professor Sergei Yakovenko, Department of Mathematics
The Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Chair
Established in 1987 by Mr. Kimmel, New York
Incumbent Professor Ada Yonath, Department of Structural Biology
The Peter and Carola Kleeman Chair of Optical Sciences
Established in 1980 by Mr. Derrick Kleeman, London
The Hella and Derrick Kleeman Chair of Biochemistry
Established in 1979 by Mr. Derrick Kleeman, London
Incumbent Professor Haim Garty, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Judith Kleeman Chair
Established in 1981 by Mr. Derrick Kleeman, London
Incumbent Professor Moni Naor, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Dr. Morton and Anne Kleiman Chair
Established in 1993 by Dr. and Mrs. Morton Kleiman, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Israel Pecht, Department of Immunology
The Philip M. Klutznick Chair of Developmental Biology
Established in 1967 by their friends and associates, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Nava Dekel, Department of Biological Regulation
The Murray B. Koffler Chair
Established in 1993 in honor of Mr. Murray Koffler by The Weizmann Institute of Science
Incumbent Professor Michael Hass, Department of Particle Physics
The Harold L. Korda Chair of Biology
Established in 1974 by the Harold L. Korda Foundation, Inc., New York
Incumbent Professor Mordechai Liscovitch, Department of Biological Regulation
The Richard Kronstein Chair of Theoretical Magnetism
Established in 1977 by the European Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Zurich
The Charles and Charlotte Krown Chair of Medicinal Chemistry
Established in 1977 by the European Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Zurich
The Samuel Lunenfeld-Reuben Kunin Chair of Genetics
Established in 1973 by Mr. Lunenfeld, Lausanne, and Mr. Kunin, Blonay, Switzerland
Incumbent Professor Avri Ben-Ze'ev, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Harry Kweller and Kathleen Kweller Chair of Condensed Matter Physics
Established in 1984 by the estate of the late Mr. Kweller, London
Incumbent Professor Shimon Levit, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Chief Justice Bora Laskin Chair of Science Teaching
Established in 1984 in honor of the late Canadian Chief Justice by his friends and
associates in Canada
Incumbent Professor Bat Sheva Eylon, Department of Science Teaching
The Henry J. Leir Chair
Established in 1999 by the estate of Henry J. Leir of New York
Incumbent Professor Eytan Domany, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Harry and Leona Levine Chair of Neurosciences
Established in 1986 by Mrs. Harry Levine, Cambridge, MA
Incumbent Professor Menahem Segal, Department of Neurobiology
The Barbara and Morris L. Levinson Chair of Chemical Physics
Established in 1982 by Mr. and Mrs. Levinson, New York
Incumbent Professor Itamar Procaccia, Department of Chemical Physics
The Hilda and Cecil Lewis Chair of Molecular Genetics
Established in 2001 by Cecil Lewis, England and Switzerland
Incumbent Professor Ben-Zion Shilo, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Charles W. and Tillie K. Lubin Chair of Hormone Research
Established in 1982 by Mr. Lubin, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Yoram Salomon, Department of Biological Regulation
The Andre Lwoff Chair of Neurogenetics
Established in 1984 by his friends through the French Committee for the Weizmann
Institute of Science
Incumbent Professor Rabi Simantov, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Ephraim Katzir-Rao Makineni Chair of Chemistry
Established in 2001 by Rao Makineni, Los Angeles, CA
Incumbent Professor Mordechai Sheves, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Jules J. Mallon Chair of Biochemistry
Established in 1972 by the Malakoff Foundation, Minneapolis
Incumbent Professor Chaim Kahana, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Hermann Mark Chair of Polymer Physics
Established in 1986 by the American, Austrian, European and German Committees for the
Weizmann Institute of Science, in honor of Prof. Mark
Incumbent Professor Jacob Klein, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Israel Matz Chair of Organic Chemistry
Established in 1966 by the Alice Matz Goodman Endowment Fund, New York
Incumbent Professor David Milstein, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Helen and Morris Mauerberger Chair of Immunology
Established in 1982 by the Mauerberger Foundation Fund, Capetown
Incumbent Professor Irun R. Cohen, Department of Immunology
The Stephen and Mary Meadow Chair of Laser Photochemistry
Established in 1982 by Mr. and Mrs. Meadow, Los Angeles
Incumbent Professor Yitzhak Maron, Department of Particle Physics
The Otto Meyerhof Chair of Molecular Biology
Established in 1968 by the Stiftung Volkswagenwerk, Hannover, Federal Republic of
Germany, in memory of the founder of molecular biology in born Hannover
Incumbent Professor Leo Sachs, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Joseph Meyerhoff Chair of Biochemistry
Established in 1971 by Mr. Meyerhoff, Baltimore
Incumbent Professor Anthony H. Futerman, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Jacques Mimran Chair
Established in 1980 by Jean-Claude Mimran, Paris
Incumbent Professor Moshe Shapiro, Department of Chemical Physics
The Jane and Otto Morningstar Chair of Physics
Established in 2000 by Mrs. Jane Morningstar, Boca Raton
Incumbent Professor Israel Bar-Joseph, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Dr. Hymie Moross Chair
Established in 1981 by Manfred D. Moross, London, in memory of his father
Incumbent Professor Tamar Flash, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Joseph Moss Chair of Molecular Endocrinology
Established in 1981 in memory of his parents, Jacob and Molly Moskowitz, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Alexander D. Bershadsky, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The David and Inez Myers Chair
Established in 2000 by Mrs. Inez P. Myers, Cleveland
Incumbent Professor Eli Zeldov, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Professor Erwin Neter Chair of Cell and Tumor Biology
Established in 1986 by Robert and Idi Neter
Incumbent Professor Benjamin Geiger, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Livio Norzi Chair
Established in 2000 by the late Livio Norzi of Italy
Incumbent Professor Daniel Hanoch Wagner, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Olin-Sang Chair of Leukemia Research
Established in 1969 in memory of Ida K. and Louis B. Olin and Etta and Jacob Sang by their families and friends, Chicago
The Gerald and Hedy Oliven Chair in Brain Research
Established in 2003 by the estate of Gerald Oliven, Los Angeles, CA
Incumbent Professor Michail Tsodyks, Department of Neurobiology
The Joseph and Ruth Owades Chair of Chemistry
Established in 1999 by Joseph Owades of Sonoma, California
Incumbent Professor Jacob Anglister, Department of Structural Biology
The Lester B. Pearson Chair of Protein Research
Established in 1968 by the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science
Incumbent Professor Mati Fridkin, Department of Organic Chemistry
The William Petschek Chair of Mathematics
Established in 1985 by his family, Scarsdale, NY
Incumbent Professor Gideon Schechtman, Department of Mathematics
The Morton and Gladys Pickman Chair in Structural Biology
Established in 2002 Morton and Gladys Pickman of Boca Raton, FL
Incumbent Professor Joel L Sussman, Department of Structural Biology
The Max Planck Chair of Quantum Physics
Established in 1988 by the Weizmann Institute of Science
Incumbent Professor Yoseph Imry, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Israel Pollak Chair of Biophysics
Established in 1981 by the Edit and Israel Pollak Foundation, Israel
Incumbent Professor Zvi Kam, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Hilda Pomeraniec Memorial Chair of Organic Chemistry
Established in 1961 by Dr. J. Pomeraniec, Vence, France, in memory of his wife
Incumbent Professor Joseph Sperling, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Moshe Porath Chair of Mathematics
Established in 1990 by The Weizmann Institute of Science in honour of Moshe Porath,
Tel-Aviv
Incumbent Professor Yosef Yomdin, Department of Mathematics
The Isidor I. Rabi Chair of Physics
Established in 1988 by an anonymous donor
Incumbent Professor Mordehai Milgrom, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Theodore R. Racoosin Chair of Biophysics
Established in 1962 by Mr. Racoosin, New York
Incumbent Professor Ephraim Katchalski-Katzir, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Ruth Epstein Recu Chair of Theoretical Physics
Established in 1981 through the estate of Mrs. Epstein Recu, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Adam Schwimmer, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Professor T. Reichstein Chair
Established in 1989 by the Swiss Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science
Incumbent Professor Abraham Minsky, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Robert W. Reneker Chair of Industrial Chemistry
Established in 1976 by his friends and associates, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Shimon Reich, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Walter P. Reuther Chair of Research in the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy
Established in 1968 by the United Automobile Workers of America
Incumbent Professor Amos Breskin, Department of Particle Physics
The Sophie and Richard S. Richards Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1997 through the bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Richards, New York and
Paris
Incumbent Professor Irith Ginzburg, Department of Neurobiology
The Heinrich G. Ritzel Chair of Immunology
Established in 1976 by the European Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science,
Zurich
Incumbent Professor Edna Mozes, Department of Immunology
The Joseph and Marian Robbins Chair
Established in 1980 by Mr. Robbins, the Robbins family and friends, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Shimon Vega, Department of Chemical Physics
The Matthew B. Rosenhaus Chair of Biophysics
Established in 1984 by the Sarah and Matthew Rosenhaus Peace Foundation, Inc.,
Morristown, NJ
Incumbent Professor Vladimir Berkovich, Department of Mathematics
The Helena Rubinstein Chair in Cancer Research
Established in 1994 by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, New York
Incumbent Professor Adi Kimchi, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Helena Rubinstein Chair of Structural Biology
Established in 1985 by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, New York
Incumbent Professor Zippora Shakked, Department of Structural Biology
The Barry Rymer Family Chair
Established in 1987 by the Barry Rymer Charitable Trust, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Aldo Shemesh, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy
Research
The Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer Chair in Energy Research
Established in 2002 Mr. Rowland Schaefer of Pembroke Pines, Florida
Incumbent Professor David Cahen, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Herman and Lily Schilling Foundation Chair
Established in 1993 by the Herman and Lily Schilling Foundation for Medicine, Germany
Incumbent Professor Alexander Tsafriri, Department of Biological Regulation
The Samuel Sebba Chair of Pure and Applied Physics
Established in 1972 br Mr. Sebba, London
Incumbent Professor Itzhak Tserruya, Department of Particle Physics
The Sara and Michael Sela Chair of Neurobiology
Established in 1982 by their friends in Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, The United
Kingdom and the United States
Incumbent Professor Yadin Dudai, Department of Neurobiology
The Sherman Chair of Physical Chemistry
Established in 1966 by the trustees of the Sherman Charitable Foundation in memory of
Harry and Abe Sherman of South Wales
Incumbent Professor Yehiam Prior, Department of Chemical Physics
The Ruth and Sylvia Shogam Chair
Established in 1998 in memory of Benjamin, Sarah and Dr. Isador Shogam
Incumbent Professor Victor Katsnelson, Department of Mathematics
The Rebecca and Israel Sieff Chair of Organic Chemistry
Established in 1960 in honor of the founders of the Daniel Sieff Institute
Incumbent Professor Ronny Neumann, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel and Freda and Edward M. Siegel Chair of Virology
Established in 1979 by the Titan Industrial Corp., New York
Incumbent Professor Michel Revel, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Ralph D. and Lois R. Silver Chair of Human Genomics
Established in 1998 by Ralph and Lois Silver, Chicago, Illinois
Incumbent Professor Doron Lancet, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Ruth and Leonard Simon Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Simon, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Zvi Vogel, Department of Neurobiology
The Robert and Yadelle Sklare Chair in Biochemistry
Established in 2002 Robert and Yadelle Sklare of Chicago, IL
Incumbent Professor Avigdor Scherz, Department of Plant Sciences
The William D. Smithburg Chair of Biochemistry
Established in 1986 by his friends and associates, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Steven J.D Karlish, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Elias Sourasky Chair
Established in 1992 by Dr. Jaime P. Constantiner, Mexico
Incumbent Professor Uri Nudel, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Agnes Spencer Chair of Physical Chemistry
Established in 1965 by the Agnes Spencer Trust, London
Incumbent Professor Israel Dostrovsky, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy
Research
The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Chair
Established in 1992 by Mr. Manfred Steinfeld, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Samuel Safran, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Adlai E. Stevenson III Chair of Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology
Established in 1972 by his friends and associates, Chicago
The Alex and Ida Sussman Chair of Submicron Electronics
Established in 2000 by S. Donald Sussman, New York
Incumbent Professor Mordehai Heiblum, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The William Sussman Chair of Mathematics
Established in 1992 by S. Donald Sussman, New York
Incumbent Professor David Harel, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Max and Anne Tanenbaum Chair of Nuclear Physics
Established in 1976 by Mr. and Mrs. Tanenbaum, Toronto
The Herman P. Taubman Chair of Mathematics
Established in 1961 in memory of the late Mr. Taubman, Tulsa, by his family
Incumbent Professor Amitai Regev, Department of Mathematics
The Margaret Thatcher Chair of Chemistry
Established in 1985 by the Weizmann Institute Foundation of the United Kingdom
Incumbent Professor Gershom (Jan) Martin, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Siegfried and Irma Ullmann Chair
Established in 1991 by Mrs. Irma Ullmann, New York
Incumbent Professor Abraham Shanzer, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Sir Siegmund Warburg Chair of Agricultural Molecular Biology
Established in 1983 by a special fund of the Stifterverband fuer die Deutsche
Wissenschaft
Incumbent Professor Marvin Edelman, Department of Plant Sciences
The Harry Weinrebe Chair of Laser Physics
Established in 2003 by the Dorset Foundation, UK
Incumbent Professor Yaron Silberberg, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Joe and Celia Weinstein Chair
Established in 1993 by Major and Mrs. Max Shulman, New York
Incumbent Professor Dov Zipori, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Simon Weinstock Chair of Astrophysics
Established in 2000 by Lord Weinstock, London
Incumbent Professor Daniel Zajfman, Department of Particle Physics
The Meyer W. Weisgal Chair
Established in 1979 by Arthur B. Krim, William S. Paley, Raphael Recanati, George Sagan,
and Robert I. Wishnick, New York
Incumbent Professor Oded Goldreich, Department of Computer Science and Applied
Mathematics
The Renee and Jay Weiss Chair
Established in 1987 by Mr. Weiss, Miami
Incumbent Professor Harry Dym, Department of Mathematics
The Edna and Mickey Weiss Chair of Cytokines Research
Established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Weiss, Los Angeles
Incumbent Professor Menachem Rubinstein, Department of Molecular Genetics
The W. Garfield Weston Chair of Immunology
Established in 1966 by the Garfield Weston Foundation Israeli Trust, London
Incumbent Professor Michael Sela, Department of Immunology
The Bee Wiggs Chair of Molecular Biology
Established in 1983 by Mr. Irving Wiggs, San Marino, CA
Incumbent Professor Ephraim Yavin, Department of Neurobiology
The Maynard I. and Elaine Wishner Chair of Bio-Organic Chemistry and Malignant Diseases Research
Established in 1985 by his friends and associates, Chicago
Incumbent Professor Yigal Burstein, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Charles and David Wolfson Chair of Theoretical Physics
Established in 1965 by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, London
Incumbent Professor Alexander Finkelstein, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Sam and Ayala Zacks Chair
Established in 1970 by Mr. and Mrs. Zacks, Toronto
Incumbent Professor Eli Pollak, Department of Chemical Physics
The George Zlotowski Chair
Established in 2001 by Gertrude Zlotowski
Incumbent Professor Dov Sagi, Department of Neurobiology
The Sam Zuckerberg Chair
Established in 2002 by Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation, New York
Incumbent Professor Brian Berkowitz, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy
Research

Career Development Chairs

The Armour Family Career Development Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1989 by Mr. Robert N. Armour, Greenwich, Connecticut
Incumbent Dr. Atan Gross, Department of Biological Regulation
The Graham and Rhona Beck Career Development Chair
Established in 1980 by Mr. and Mrs. Beck, South Africa
The Beracha Foundation Career Development Chair
Established in 1978 by the Beracha Foundation, Geneva
Incumbent Dr. Roy Bar-Ziv, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Elaine Blond Career Development Chair
Established in 1981 by Mrs. Blond, London
Incumbent Dr. Dan Tawfik, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Adolfo and Evelyn Blum Career Development Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1979 by bequest of Mr. Blum, New York
Incumbent Dr. Ari Elson, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Anna and Maurice Boukstein Career Development Chair
Established in 1981 by family and friends of the late Mr. Boukstein, New York
Incumbent Dr. Einat Aharonov, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research
The Delta Career Development Chair
Established in 1981 by Delta Textiles, Tel-Aviv
Incumbent Dr. Leeor Kronik, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Arye Dissentshik Career Development Chair
Established in 1978 by the Association of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel
The Dr. Victor L. Erlich Career Development Chair
Established in 1981 by bequest of Dr. Erlich, New York
Incumbent Dr. Ernesto Joselevich, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Abraham and Jennie Fialkow Career Development Chair
Established in 1990 by Lawrence Fialkov, New York
Incumbent Dr. Ziv Reich, Department of Biological Chemistry
Incumbent Dr. Yuval Eshed, Department of Plant Sciences
The Judith and Martin Freedman Career Development Chair
Established in 1988 by Mrs. Judy and Gary Freedman, Beverly Hills, California
The Jack and Florence Goodman Career Development Chair
Established in 1989 by Jack Goodman, Winnetka, Illinois
The Walter and Elise Haas Career Development Chair
Established in 1984 by the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, San Francisco
Incumbent Dr. Omer Reingold, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Henry Kaplan Career Development Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1987 by Mrs. Henry S. Kaplan, Stanford, California
The Frances and Max Hersh Career Development Chair
Established in 2002 by bequest of Frances and Max Hersh of, Florida
Incumbent Dr. Maria Gorelik, Department of Mathematics
The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Career Development Chair
Established in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Kimmelman, New York
Incumbent Dr. Igor Lubomirsky, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Carl and Frances Korn Career Development Chair in the Life Sciences
Established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Korn, Chicago
Incumbent Dr. Uri Alon, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Daniel E. Koshland Sr. Career Development Chair
Established in 1996 by Professor Daniel E. Koshland Jr. of, Berkeley, California
Incumbent Dr. Michael Fainzilber, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Corinne S. Koshland Career Development Chair
Established in 1978 by Dr. Dan E. Koshland, Jr. and Mr. Dan E. Koshland, Sr., Berkeley,
California
Incumbent Dr. Dan Shahar, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Jacob and Alphonse Laniado Career Development Chair of Industrial and Energy Research
Established in 1983 by the estate of Jacob Laniado, Montreal
The Alvin and Gertrude Levine Career Development Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1994 by Alvin and Gertrude Levine, Los Angeles, California
Incumbent Dr. Idit Shachar, Department of Immunology
The Dewey David Stone and Harry Levine Career Development Chair
Established in 1984 by the Stone Charitable Foundation, Inc., Shoreham, Massachusetts,
Max Coffman, Brockton, Massachusetts and Friends of Mr. Stone and Mr. Levine
Incumbent Dr. Milko Van Der Boom, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Lilian and George Lyttle Career Development Chair
Established in 1985 by Mrs. Helen Kimmelman, New York
Incumbent Dr. Deborah Fass, Department of Structural Biology
The Robert Edward and Roselyn Rich Manson Career Development Chair
Established in 1982 in their memory, by Norman and Sandra Rich, West Liberty, IA, and
Martin and Barbara Rich, Davenport, Iowa
Incumbent Dr. Itay Rousso, Department of Structural Biology
The Gertrude and Philip Nollman Career Development Chair
Established in 1992 by Debra Gallagher, Irvine, California
Incumbent Dr. Eldad Tzahor, Department of Biological Regulation
The William Z. and Eda Bess Novick Career Development Chair
Established in 1993 by the American Committee in honor of Eda Bess and William Z. Novick,
Chicago
Incumbent Dr. Tal Alexander, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Recanati Career Development Chair of Energy Research
Established in 1978 by the Recanati Family, Israel
Incumbent Professor Micha Berkooz, Department of Particle Physics
The Recanati Career Development Chair of Cancer Research
Established in 1978 by the Recanati Family, Israel
Incumbent Professor Doron Ginsberg, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Pauline Recanati Career Development Chair of Immunology
Established in 1980 by the Ralli Foundation, Geneva
Incumbent Dr. Steffen Jung, Department of Immunology
The Joseph and Celia Reskin Career Development Chair
Established in 1989 by Charles Reskin, Chicago
Incumbent Dr. Abraham Zangen, Department of Neurobiology
The Louis and Ida Rich Career Development Chair
Established in 1982 by Norman Rich, Martin Rich and Roselyn Rich Manson, West Liberty and
Davenport, Iowa
Incumbent Dr. Yuval Oreg, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Philip Harris and Gerald Ronson Career Development Chair
Established in 1986 by Mr. Harris and Mr. Ronson, London
Incumbent Dr. Shmuel Pietrokovski, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Aser Rothstein Career Development Chair of Genetic Diseases
Established in 1987 by the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science,
Toronto and the Dysautonomia Fund of Canada
Incumbent Dr. Yitzhak Pilpel, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Helena Rubinstein Career Development Chair
Established in 1981 by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, New York
Incumbent Dr. Sima Lev, Department of Neurobiology
The Madeleine Haas Russell Career Development Chair
Established in 1989 by Mrs. Madeleine Haas Russell, San Francisco
Incumbent Dr. David Holcman, Department of Mathematics
The Martha S. Sagon Career Development Chair
Established in 1992 by Martha Sagon, Washington DC
Incumbent Dr. Rivka Dikstein, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer Career Development Chair
Established in 1989 by Rowland Schaefer, Miami, Florida
Incumbent Dr. Hezi Gildor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research
The Soretta and Henry Shapiro Career Development Chair
Established in 1992 by Mr. Henry Shapiro, Chicago
Incumbent Dr. Naama Barkai, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Tauro Career Development Chair in Biomedical Research
Established in 1986 by the Tauro Stiftung, Switzerland
Incumbent Dr. Gil Levkowitz, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Benjamin H. Swig and Jack D. Weiler Career Development Chair
Established in 1988 by Mr. Melvin M. Swig, San Francisco, and Mr. Jack D. Weiler,
New-York
Incumbent Dr. Gilad Haran, Department of Chemical Physics

Staff Fellowships

The Ludo Altenhaus Memorial Fellowship
Established in 1976 by bequest of Dr. George Altenhaus, Worcester, Massachusetts
The Joseph C. and Esther Foster Research Fellowship
Established by the Joseph C. and Esther Foster Foundation, Inc., Boston
The Peter R. Friedman Research Fellowship for Physicians
Eestablished in memory of Dr. Leon A. Friedman, New York
The Meir and Jeanette Friedman Research Fellowship
Established by bequest of Mr. Friedman, Forest City, Iowa
The Samuel A. Goldsmith Research Fellowship
Established in 1968 by the Chicago Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Hettie Heineman Research Fellowships
Established in 1975 by the Heineman Foundation, New York
The Fanny and Samuel Kay Research Fellowship
Established in 1972 by James F. Kay and Irving, Jack and Wilfred Posluns, Toronto
The Abraham and Sarah Krumbein Fellowship
Established in 1971 by Mr. Krumbein, New York
The Ann Landers Research Fellowship
Established in 1981 by the Chicago Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Michael and Audrey Sacher Research Fellowship
Established in 1961 by Mr and Mrs. Sacher, London
The Dr. Leopold J. Schwarz and Margarete Schwarz Memorial Cancer Research Fellowship
Established in 1961 by bequest of Dr. Schwarz, San Francisco
The C.P. Scott Research Fellowship
Established in 1959 by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sacher, London, in memory of C.P. Scott, editor of the Manchester Guardian
The Herbert Sidebotham Research Fellowship
Established by the late Harry Sacher, London, in memory of Herbert Sidebotham

Visiting Fellowships

The Joseph Brainin Fellowship
Established in 1967 by the Meier Segals Foundation, Montreal
The Morris Belkin Visiting Professorship
Established in 1995 by Mrs. Helen Belkin, Canada
The Charpak/Vered Visiting Fellowship
Established in 1996 in honor of Dr. Georges Charpak by Sara and Zeev Vered and their friends, Ottawa, for the exchange of Israeli and Canadian Scientists
The Federal Republic of Germany
Through the Minerva Gesellschaft für die Forschung m.b.H., awards annually a number of fellowships for the exchange of Israeli and German scientists
The Heineman Exchange Fellowship
Established in 1972 by the Minna James Heineman Stiftung, Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany, in memory of Dr. Konrad Adenauer
The Institute of Biochemical Research-Fundacion Campomar (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Exchange Fellowships
Established in 1985
The Joseph Meyerhoff Visiting Professorship
Established in 1979 by the Joseph Meyerhoff Fund, Baltimore
The Erna and Jakob Michael Visiting Professorship at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Michael, New York
The Michael Sela Exchange Program in Immunology
Established by the Mount Sinai Hospital in association with the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Toronto
The Dr. Gordon M. Shrum Fund Exchange Fellowship
Established in 1981 by the Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Sieff Research Fellowships Program for Physicians
Established in 1986 in honor of Lord Sieff of Brimpton by the American Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Rosie and Max Varon Visiting Professorships
Established in 1986 by an anonymous U.S. donor and the estate of Dorothy Greif-Valsecchi, Paris
The Garfield Weston Visiting Scholar Program
Established in 1999 by Mr. Garry H. Weston , London
The Weizmann Institute-Evanston Hospital Exchange Fellowships
Established in 1980 by Harold L. Perlman, Chicago, and the Ambrose and Gladys Bowyer Foundation, Chicago
The Weizmann Institute-Imperial College of Science and Technology Exchange Fellowship
Established in 1981 by Marks and Spencer, London
The Weizmann Institute-Johns Hopkins University Exchange Fellowships
Established in 1982
The Sir Siegmund Warburg Visiting Professorship
Established by the Sir Siegmund Warburg-Weizmann Trust, London
The Weizmann Institute-University of Wisconsin Exchange Fellowships
Established in 1979 by Harold L. Perlman, Chicago.
Various Committees for the Weizmann Institute abroad also provide fellowships from time to time.