Oren Ziv, PhD
Lab Manager at Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2010 NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Alumnus
PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Postdoctoral Training, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dr. Ziv based his work on congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI), a rare disease with clinical manifestations opposite to diabetes in that the body produces too much insulin, leading to life-threatening hypoglycemia. He discovered that clusters of cells in CHI patients were larger than normal and that there was a higher number of cells undergoing cell death. These finding suggested that sugar metabolism in CHI patients induced stressful and toxic effects. Dr. Ziv hopes to apply this work for diabetes research and treatments. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Dr. Yuval Dor’s lab.