Dr Ronen Ben Jehuda, Ph.D.

SCIENTIST

Biography

Ronen completed his doctoral studies in the Heart Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. There he studied inherited cardiomyopathies focusing on the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. His research showed electrophysiological and molecular abnormalities in induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes of PRKAG2-myopathy and DMD patients, which were restored to normal function by means of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he graduated summa cum laude from the Technion as a Biotechnology and Food Engineer and received a B.Sc. degree. Ronen has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in the fields of cardiomyocyte electrophysiology, induced pluripotent stem cells, and genome editing; additionally, he has presented his work at several prestigious conferences in the US and Europe.