Since 2015, Young Principle Investigator with supervising and mentoring position at the Institute for Lung Biology and Disease, Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC), Helmholtz Zentrum, Munich, Germany. He obtained a PhD degree in Biology from Technion of Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa in 2008. From 2008 until 2014, he was postdoctoral fellow of Prof. Irving L. Weissman, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University, USA. In 2014 he became Basic Life Science Research Associate at Stanford University. He was on the Team of inventors of two Patents regarding ‘Isolation and Characterization of Progenitor Cells from Mesothelium and Methods’ and ‘Compositions for the Prevention and Treatment of Surgical adhedions’.
Yuval’s scientific focus lies in identifying principles of tissue/organ regeneration, and developing a knowledge basis for therapeutic strategies in clinical use. His lab is exploring the stem cells, embryonic lineages and mechanisms by which tissues/organs regenerate following injury, at multiple levels of biological organization. His research is currently funded by grants from the Else-Kröner-Fresenius Stiftung (EKFS), Human Frontier Science Program Organisation (HFSPO), German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (FTS).
Yuval is member of several Scientific Societies and publishes in peer-reviewed journals. He gives lectures at numerous, distinguished Conferences and Institutes, such as COST, GRC, ICB, TUM, EMBO, TERMIS, BMF, ATS, latest the Interstellar Initiative mentoring workshop, presented jointly by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development and the New York Academy of Sciences — intended to recognize the world's most promising Early Career Investigators in the fields of cancer, regenerative medicine, and neuroscience.
I have a long-standing research interest in tissue/organ regeneration, including its mechanistic and evolutionary perspectives. So far, the research activities have uncovered the cellular mechanisms, embryonic lineages and stem cells that develop and regenerate tissues/organs following injury and those leading to pathologic scarring in mammals. These represent multi-disciplinary research topics and encompass multiple layers of biological regulation. I would like to contribute to the European Tissue Repair Society, by connecting between these various disciplines and bringing together clinical and biological perspectives in the field, under one roof.