Dr. Michal Shachar Goldenberg

Dr. Michal Shachar Goldenberg

Michal received her B.Sc in chemical engineering and M.Sc and Ph.D in Biotechnology Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her M.Sc and Ph.D studies at Prof. Smadar Cohen's lab, focused on cardiac tissue engineering, exploiting and designing both biomaterials and bioreactors for the task. Currently, Michal is working on the development of in vitro tools and strategies to grow and mature ovarian primordial follicles for preserving women fertility, such as "smart" biomaterials and stimulating bioreactors. Under this research, Michal has mentored undergraduate students, one M.Sc student and is currently mentoring a Ph.D student (Both M.Sc and Ph.D students in collaboration with Prof. Cohen).

Profile

Chemical engineering
Head of department, Ashdod Senior lecturer
Ashdod
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Education

2001-2006  Ph.D in Biotechnology Engineering (Combined M.Sc.-Ph.D Program).
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Dissertation title: Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Exploring Engineering and Molecular Strategies to Enhance Cell Viability and Muscle Tissue Formation. Advisers: Prof. Cohen, S. and Prof. Leor, Y.

1999-2001  M.Sc. (Cum laude) in Biotechnology Engineering (Combined M.Sc.-Ph.D Program). Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Dissertation title: Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Exploring Engineering and Molecular Strategies to Enhance Cell Viability and Muscle Tissue Formation. Advisers: Prof. Cohen, S. and Prof. Leor, Y.

1995-1999  B.Sc in Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Research

Since 2010  In vitro maturation (IVM) of ovarian primordial follicles within three dimensional scaffolds.

Since 2015  Studying the biomechanical properties of the ovary for the development of IVM tools, such as biomaterials and bioreactors

Since 2016  A researcher in a multidisciplinary study, which focuses on the development of tools for hardening glass ionomer for dental use

Grants

2012  Shachar Goldenberg, M. "Exploring Tissue Engineering Strategies to Enhance the Growth and Maturation of Primordial Ovarian Follicles". G.I.F Young Scientists' Program Research Grant, 40,000 Euro.

2017 Shachar Goldenberg, M. "Studying the Biomechanical Control over Follicular   Fate". IFA – The Israel Fertility Association, 45,000 NIS.

Courses

Since 2007  B.Sc. program. Introductions to Chemical Engineering 1 & 2, Fundamentals of Momentum Transfer, Fundamentals of Heat Transfer, Unit Operation In Chemical Engineering and Separation Processes

Publications