Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro is Head of the Cancer Angiogenesis & Nanomedicine Laboratory; Chair of the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.
Prof. Satchi-Fainaro is a leader in the field of nanomedicine and angiogenesis (cancer and vascular biology). She has major expertise in tumor biology, tumor dormancy, angiogenesis, molecular imaging, non-invasive intravital imaging of animal models and personalized nanomedicines for cancer therapy and diagnostics. Throughout, she has maintained an interest in understanding the biological rationale for the design of nanomedicines suitable for transfer into clinical testing. Her multi-disciplinary research laboratory focuses on basic research elucidating the mechanisms underlying the switch from cancer dormancy leading to the discovery of new molecular targets interrupting tumor-host interactions. Her approach is followed by the design of highly-selective targeting molecules integrating biology, chemistry, protein engineering, molecular imaging, computational approaches, material sciences and nanotechnology to selectively guide drugs into pathological sites.