Israel Gannot holds an electrical engineering degree from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology. He served in the Israeli Army medical corps from 1981 to 1988, where he was the initiator of the biomedical engineering brunch. He completed his master and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 1994. He then did his postdoctoral research at the Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health, holding a National Academy of Sciences fellowship. He joined the department of biomedical engineering at Tel-Aviv University in 1997. He established the Lasers and Optics in Medicine laboratory, served as the head of the undergrad studies and later chair of the department and head of the Kodesz Institute for Healthcare Technologies.
Israel spent periods of time at the National Institutes of Health, George Washington University, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Northwestern University. Israel has also co-founded a biotech start-up company developing a system for bacteria identification in clinical setting.
His research interests are: Biophotonics and theranostics, development of nano particles based, multi modal methods for early disease detection, treatment, and monitoring. Development of mid infrared medical imaging and treatment. The science of translation and team science: developing methods for optimal translation from idea in the research lab to a product in the medical field. Practical ethics: ethical consideration in design and use of advanced technologies.
Israel is a fellow of AIMBE and SPIE.
- Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
- Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1994
- M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1988
- B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology, 1981