OUR GROUP

Principal Investigator

Dr. Ayelet Lesman

Dr. Ayelet Lesman

Heading the Biomechanics & Tissue Engineering Lab in the School for Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University.

Staff

Dr. Oren Tchaicheeyan

Dr. Oren Tchaicheeyan

Lab manager

Working on computational research such as DVC analysis, as well as experimental methodology such as rheometry and mechanical tests.

Graduate Students

Nurit Bar-Shai, Ph.D Research Student

Nurit Bar-Shai

Ph.D student, in collaboration with the Golberg environmental engineering lab. My research looks into polysaccharides derived from seaweeds, to grow mammalian cells for tissue culture engineering technologies.

Shahar Goren, Ph.D Research Student

Shahar Goren

I am doing my Ph.D. in the faculty of chemistry, studying the nonlinear and anisotropic properties of fibrous biomaterials, incorporating simulations, experiments in optical tweezers and confocal microscopy.

Yoni Koren, Ph.D Research Student

Yoni Koren

During my Ph.D studies I investigate the mechanism of growth in plant roots, using Finite-Element modelling and live experiments, accounting for the roots’ mechanosensation to detect obstacles and grow efficiently in the soil.

Avraham Kolel, M.Sc. Research Student

Avraham Kolel

As part of my M.Sc. research I am focused on experiments and simulations of strain gradient hydrogels with embedded cells using various geometric configurations to examine cell response for complex tissue development.

Eilam Golan, M.Sc. Research Student

Eilam Golan

As part of my M.Sc research, I create collagen fiber scaffolds derived from marine corals, examine the development of skeletal muscle cells cultured on these scaffolds, and investigate the effect of mechanical  stimuli on tissue development.

Bar Ergaz, M.Sc. Research Student

Bar Ergaz

I received my B.Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering, Ben Gurion University, and currently doing my M.Sc. studies at the Lesman Lab for tissue engineering.

Avior Exsol, M.Sc. Research Student

Avior Exsol

I received my B.Sc. in mechanical engineering, and as a part of my M.Sc. study I am working on testing fibers’ alignment in fibrous materials under tensile strength and its relation to the mesh characteristics as connectivity and initial state.

Undergraduate Students

Ran Glinowiecki, B.Sc. Project Student

Ran Glinowiecki

As a part of my B.Sc’s final project I am designing a stretching method and using live experiments and Finite Element Analysis to study the effects of strain gradients on cells seeded on PDMS.

Hila Prat, Project B.Sc. Elect. Eng.

Hila Prat

As part of my B.Sc. project in Electrical engineering, I am continuing the work of using motion magnification techniques to analyze microscopy videos.

Gal Shamir, B.Sc. Project Student

Gal Shamir

As part of the excellence program for B.Sc students, I am doing a research in collaboration with a company from the industry, in which I investigate the mechanical properties of Gelatin foam.

Alumni

David Gomez, Ph.D

Post-Doctoral fellow

Ran Sopher, Ph.D

Senior Research Associate

Sari Natan, Ph.D

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ortal Shelah

M.Sc. Research Student

Tal Chen

Project B.Sc. Elect. Eng. Weinstein Research Institute Award Winner

Shai Kashi

Project B.Sc. Elect. Eng. Weinstein Research Institute Award Winner

Amots Mann

M.Sc. Research Student

Avishy Roitblat

M.Sc. Research Student

Noga Kalish

Ph.D Research Student

Viki Lepsky Raz

M.Sc. Research Student

Mirit Sharabi, Ph.D

Post-Doctoral fellow

Heftsi Ragones, Ph.D

Post-Doctoral fellow

Oren Shabi

Project B.Sc. Elect. Eng.

Hila Rushkin

B.Sc. Research Student

Hanan Tokash

Research Associate

Naama Gal, Ph.D

Lab Manager