Dr. Muhammad Jbara

School of Chemistry
ביה"ס לכימיה סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Muhammad Jbara
Phone: 03-6406468
Office: Shenkar - Chemistry, 308

Research

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

Education

  • 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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