A/Professor Daphne Weihs

 

Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 3200003
IsraelPhone: (+972) 4-829-4134
E-mail: daphnew@technion.ac.il

 

OrcID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9670-3418

Faculty Website https://bme.technion.ac.il/en/team/assoc-prof-daphne-weihs/

 

Academic Degrees and Background

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, 1998, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Cum Laude.
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, 2000, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Cum Laude.
Ph.D., 2004, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

2004-2006 Post-Doctoral researcher, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Professional experience
2020-2021       President, Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE)
2019-2020       President Elect, Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE)
2018-present   Associate Professor, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion-IIT
2018-present   Delegate of the Individual Members, European Society of Rheology (ESR)
2015-2020       Head of the Scientific Committee of the Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE)
2012-2018       Tenured Asst. Professor, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion-IIT
2012-present   Head of the L&D Sherman Center for Research in Biomaterials
2006-2012       Asst. Professor, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion-IIT

Main interests

  • Mechanobiology of living cells in relation to cancer metastases and wound healing.
  • Cancer progression and predictive prognosis of cancer metastasis formation, through mechanobiology, structure and mechanics of living cells
  • Cell mechanics, adhesion, spreading, and force application on bio-surfaces as a function of external conditions, such as drug and chemotherapeutic treatments and applied mechanical deformations.
  • Computer algorithms, image processing, and finite element simulations to determine mechanobiology of cell interactions and intracellular mechano-structural evolution of cells.