Dr. Muhammad Jbara

School of Chemistry
ביה"ס לכימיה סגל אקדמי בכיר


Our research focuses on combining rational design and synthetic chemistry to probe challenges in biology and medicine. Our projects involve modern (bio)organic syntheses, such as solid-phase synthesis, bioconjugation, combinatorial chemistry, and total chemical protein synthesis. Our research projects include the following:

  • Development of new methods for the synthesis of therapeutic peptides and proteins

  • Design and synthesis of bioactive macromolecules to inhibit oncogene expression

  • Understanding the impact of posttranslational modifications on oncogene expression

  • Building artificial nucleic acid binding proteins

  • Refining the delivery of bioactive macromolecules


  • Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 2019

  • M.Sc. in Bioorganic Chemistry (magna cum laude), Ben-Gurion University, Israel, 2015

  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, 2013

Academic Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2022-present

  • Fulbright, Rothschild, and  VATAT Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2019-2021

Awards and Prizes

  • The IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists, 2020

  • Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yad Hanadiv Foundation, 2019-2021

  • VATAT Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2019-2021

  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2019

  • The Israel Chemical Society-Uri Golik Prize for an Excellent Graduate Student, 2019

  • The Wolf Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Student, 2018

  • Bursary to the 35th European Peptide Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 2018

  • The Israel Chemical Society Prize for an Excellent Graduate Student, 2018

  • Selected for Oral Presentation as a Young Investigator at the 25th American Peptide Symposium, Whistler, BC, Canada, 2017

  • Travel Award to the 25th American Peptide Symposium, Whistler, BC, Canada, 2017

  • Rahamimoff Travel Grant for Period of Academic Research at Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA. Award for young investigators by the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), 2017

  • Schulich Fellowship and Prize for Being an Outstanding Ph.D. Student, 2016-2018

  • The Fellowship for Outstanding Ph.D. Students from the Council for Higher Education, 2016-2019

  • Travel Grant to attend the 34th European Peptide Symposium and the 8th International Peptide Symposium, Leipzig, Germany, 2016

  • Magna Cum Laude Ms. Degree, 2015

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