Miri Polachek is an Israeli-American with 20 years of experience and passion in the life sciences sector. She held financial management positions at Teva Pharmaceuticals in Israel and at Pfizer in New York and served as VP Finance… Read more

pic_Yael Fuchs Shlomai

Yael holds a PhD in Neuroscience. During her studies, she has received numerous awards for academic excellence and published several papers in leading scientific journals. Yael holds a BA in both Psychology and Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude… Read more


Dr. Geffen has extensive experience in life science research, business development and management, in Israel, the US and Europe. Working within academic and industrial institutions, she has been responsible for managing frameworks for business development and international cooperation,… Read more

Mickey Chesla

Mickey is responsible for the communications strategy of IBT, including online communication – blog, site, social media, newsletters – presentations, branding, and messaging of IBT. Mickey has over 15 years of experience in advertising, marketing, branding, copywriting and… Read more


Michal holds a PhD in Computational Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science and an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore). At the early stages of her carrier she held research and development positions in industry (Compugen) and academia (Weizmann Institute, Bioinformatics Unit). After… Read more

We have a team of dedicated life scientists and entrepreneurs who volunteer their relevant skills and experience to contribute to the success of the IBT mission.

Ido Maor

Ido is doing his PhD in brain research as part of the prestigious multidisciplinary program in computation and information processing at the Hebrew University. His thesis focuses on the neuronal substrate for complex learning in the mammalian auditory… Read more


Noy Barak is a neuroscientist and multi-disciplinary entrepreneur, and involved in applied science ventures in the brain tech industry in Israel. She holds an M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the Weizmann Institute, with a specialization in developmental disorders research, and has… Read more