Professional team

Efrat Tal (PhD)
Project Manager
Dr. Efrat Tal brings to ATVIO vast experience in experimental design and execution in molecular biology and biochemistry. Efrat is also an accomplished lecturer with 4 years experience as a biochemistry and cell biology lecturer at Tel-Aviv university. Efrat joined our team after completing her PhD. graduate degree at the Human Genetics and Biochemistry department at the Sakler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv university, and appointed at ATVIO as a senior scientist supporting the development and execution of working protocols.

Moran Hod-Marco (PhD)
QC manager & Development Team Leader
Mrs. Hod-Marco brings to Atvio a profound knowledge in immunotherapies and great experience in molecular and biochemistry assays. Before joining Atvio Mrs. Hod-Marco did her PhD and post-doctoral work in the field of T- cell therapies at the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology. During her studies Moran worked as a lecturer for cell biology and flow cytometry training. Moran serves as Atvio QC manager as well as senior scientist, who supports the developmental work of different projects in Atvio.

Gilad Beck (BSc)
Development Team Leader
Mr. Beck brings to ATVIO over 7 years of cell therapy knowledge and experience in various fields including: bioreactors, final formulation, filtration processes, process development, production protocols writing and clean-room operations in GMP environment. Prior to ATVIO, Mr. Beck worked at Biological Industries and Pluristem Therapeutics. Mr. Beck holds a BSc. in Biotechnology from the Ruppin Academic center.

Michal Blumenfeld (BSc Eng)
QC & Senior Scientist
Mrs. Blumenfeld has over 9 years of experience in the cell therapy industry. Previously Michal worked in MGVS (a cell therapy company) as a production specialist. During that period, Michal gained great knowledge and skills related to working in a GMP environment. In the last 4.5 years Michal worked at Pluristem Therapeutics as a Research Scientist and was in charge of building release assays and technology transfer processes to the QC. Additionally, Mrs. Blumenfeld took part in new products characterization for the company pipeline. Mrs. Blumenfeld appointed as a QC and Development Scientist and brings to ATVIO a wide experience in tissue culture and cell characterisation methods. Mrs Blumenfeld has a BSc. Degree in biotechnology from Ort Braude College of Engineering.

Aya Tzur Gilat (PhD)
Senior Scientist
Mrs. Tzur Gilat brings to ATVIO a valuable knowledge in molecular cell biology, biochemistry and genetics. Aya completed her PhD studies at Tel-Aviv University at the Human Genetics and Biochemistry department at the Sackler medical school. After completing her PhD Aya worked for 7 years as a researcher at the Technion medical school in Rambam hospital and at the Technion faculty of Biology as a lab manager. Aya joined ATVIO as a senior scientist supporting the development and execution of projects.

Moshe (Moish) Cohen (BSc)
Maintenance Manager
Mr. Moshe (Moish) Cohen holds dual role as GMP Production Manager and Development Project Leader. Moshe is highly experienced manager with proven team leading capabilities as well as cGMP requirements and implementation. Between 2012 and 2017 Moshe served as a Production 3D cell culture technician, cGMP Production Logistics Manager and technology team leader at Pluristem Therapeutics. Moshe Holds an B.Sc. in biology from the University of Haifa.

Michal Kalman
Office Manager
Mrs. Kalman has many years of experience in the Biotech industry in administrative positions. Before joining ATVIO, Michal worked in several companies among them Adicet Bio Ltd. as an Administration Manager for 5 years, Nilit Ltd. as Traveling coordinator and Personal Assistant (PA) to CEO for 3 years, and Given Imaging as PA to VP Regulatory and CRA. Michal, who holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Haifa, joined ATVIO as an office manager and a PA to the senior staff.

Shandy Benn (LLB)
Purchasing & Logistics Manager
Ms. Benn has over 9 years of experience in purchasing. Before joining Atvio as a purchasing & logistics manager, Shandy worked in multiple companies among them, Pluristem therapeutics as a Senior Buyer for 4 years. During her work she was involved in supplier and raw materials improvement for R&D and production departments. Ms. Benn has a profound knowledge in qualifying suppliers for the cell therapy industry as well as in negotiation and cost savings management. Ms. Benn has Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from the Netanya academic college. Shandy helps to implement the quality concepts that are so important in this filed into Atvio’s relationship with its suppliers.

Bassam Hosiesy
Lab Manager & Development Scientist
Mr. Hosiesy is a practical engineer from ORT Braude College of Engineering. Mr. Hosiesy brings to ATVIO over 7 years of cell therapy experience starting as a production technician at Protalix in bioreactors and media filtration process (FDA approval) for 3 years. Production supervisor at Pluristem therapeutics 4 years include upstream downstream and final formulation.

Hadi Basha
Development Scientist
Mr. Basha brings to ATVIO over 5 years of cell therapy experience as a R&D bioreactor technician at Protalix and production employee at Pluristem Therapeutics. In his last role, Hadi served as the Production Logistics team leader, a role which require both task and team management. Mr. Basha brings to ATVIO profound knowledge and great experience in large scale bioreactors, filtration processes and clean-room operations and GMP environment. Mr. Basha is a practical engineer from ORT Braude College of Engineering.

Shy Rubin (BSc Eng)
Development Scientist
Mr. Rubin is a naturally curious engineer with experience in cell therapy, basic science and preclinical research, which he gained during his three years at Pluristem therapeutics as a research assistant. Among his expertise are cell characterization by immuno-phenotyping and secretome analysis methods, in-vitro and in vivo study design and execution, data analysis and computerised in silico proteomics. Mr. Rubin has a B.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Ort Braude collage of engineering, thus joined ATVIO’s development team to bring his competencies both as an engineer and as a researcher.

Haviva Nudelman
QA Referent
Mrs. Nodelman has an M.Sc. in biology from the University of Haifa. Haviva brings over 10 years of experience in the Biotechnology industry. Among her roles, she worked as a QC analyst for 5 years in Protalix (FDA approved) and gained great knowledge and skills working in a GMP environment, and managed the QA department at Vivox and established a GLP and ISO 9001 Quality system towards the approval of the Israeli Ministry of Health. Haviva is in the process of receiving a certified Quality Engineer certificate.

Hiam Ibrahim