About Sackler Scholars

updated: 25.01.2024

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Name Institution Period of Visit Host

Sackler Lecturers 2023/2024:

Prof. John Bally

Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy
Department of Astrophysical and
Planetary Sciences
The University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Phone: +1 (303) 492-5786
Email: john.bally@colorado.edu

Two weeks 
Spring Semester 


Host: Sara Beck
School of Physics and Astronomy

Phone: +972-3-640 6432
Email: sara@wise.tau.ac.il

Prof. Ruth Scodel

D. R. Shackleton Bailey Collegiate
Professor Emerita of Greek and Latin
Department of Classical Studies
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 
Phone: +1  (734) 764-0360 
Email: rscodel@umich.edu

Senior Research Associate
Department of Classics
University of California, Davis
Davis, California, USA
Email: rsscodel@ucdavis.edu

July 16 -
August 4, 2024 

Host: Uri Yiftach
Department of Classics

Phone: +972-3-640 9779
Email: uiftach@tauex.tau.ac.il


Prof. Edward Melanson


University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
Aurora, Colorado, USA

Phone: +1 (303) 724-0935
Email: edward.melanson@ucdenver.edu

One week 
Academic Year 2023/2024
Host: Dr. Yftach Gepner
School of Public Health
Phone: +972-3-6404726
Email: gepner@tauex.tau.ac.il

Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings

Professor and Chairman
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Phone: +1 (410) 516-3494
Email: retienne@jhu.edu
Two weeks 
Academic Year 2023/2024
Host: Prof. Israel Gannot
Department of Bio-Medical Engineering
Phone: +972-3-6406711
Email: gannoti@tauex.tau.ac.il

Dr. Javier Tiffenberg

KICP Associate fellow
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Particle Physics
Division / Astro-Experiment
Chicago University, Chicago, Illinois, USA 


Phone: +1 (630) 840-8630
Email: javiert@fnal.gov

Two weeks 
Academic year
Host: Prof. Erez Etzion 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Phone: +972-3-6408636
Email: ereze@tauex.tau.ac.il

Prof. Peter Basser

Senior Investigator
Section on Quantitative Imaging and Tissue Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Phone: +1 (301) 435-1949
Email: peter.basser@nih.gov

Two weeks
Academic year
Host: Prof. Nir Sochen
Department of Applied Mathematics
Phone: +972-3-6409622
Email: sochen@tauex.tau.ac.il

Prof. Efraim Benmelech

Harold L. Stuart Professor of Finance
Director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Phone: +1 (847) 491-4462

One week
Academic year
Host: Prof. Nittai Bergman
School of Economics
Email: nbergman@tauex.tau.ac.il

Prof. Steve Granick

IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter
Ulsan, Republic of Korea


Phone: 052-217-5508
Email: sgranick@ibs.re.kr

Academic year
Host: Prof. Yael Roichman
School of Chemistry
Phone: +972-3-6405848
Email: roichman@tauex.tau.ac.il

Prof. Andrew Ewald

Professor and Director of Cell Biology
School of Medicine Center for Cell Dynamics
Baltimore, MD, John Hopkins University, USA

Email: andrew.ewald@jhmi.edu

Three weeks
Academic year
Host: Prof. Ronen Zaidel-Bar
Cell and Developmental Biology
Phone: +972-3-6406781
Email: zaidelbar@tauex.tau.ac.il

Mr. Nick Vallelonga

American actor, screenwriter, producer,
and film director
Hollywood, USA
Academic year
Host: Prof. Raz Yosef
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television
Email: razyosef@tauex.tau.ac.i


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