Michal Neeman is an Israeli biologist.
Born and raised in Rehovot,
Israel, Neeman is the daughter of Israeli scientists.
At a young age Neeman became interested in chemistry
and later on biology. “I had an amazing chemistry teacher in school,
and I became interested in biology working in a field
school of the Nature Protection Society in the [Negev]
desert,” she said.
Neeman earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from the Weizmann
Institute and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory before returning
to the Institute in 1991.
She has developed multiple unique methods for imaging the process of
angiogenesis or blood vessel formation and growth, especially in ovarian
cancer, when tumor growth often relies on new blood vessels. “We
are very excited with recent findings on the emerging role of fibroblasts
in tumor angiogenesis,” Neeman said.
A member of the Board of Trustees of the International
Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Neeman was chair of its 2003
Education Committee, and was also elected in 2008 as a Council Member
of the Society for Molecular Imaging. Neeman serves as Dean of the Faculty
of Biology at the Weizmann
Institute of Science, and professor and Helen and Morris Mauerberger
Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences.
Sources: “Prof. Michal Neeman | Biology,” Weizmann
Institute of Science, 2012. Email interview with Dr. Neeman, June