Vlog 1: Dr. Daniel Kaganovich’s ideal starting package

Daniel Kaganovich, 31, did his undergraduate studies at Harvard University, graduating with an AB in Biochemistry in 2001. He went on to do his doctorate in molecular and cell biology at Stanford University. During his doctoral studies, he discovered two novel special intracellular structures — the JUNQ and the IPOD — which serve as cellular processing centers for misfolded and aggregated proteins, both phenomena that are associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Kaganovich was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Hebrew University’s Silberman Institute of Life Sciences in 2010. “Neuron death is the fundamental problem in neurodegenerative diseases,” he says. “We want to know why neurons die and the place to start is at the most basic level: the single cell.”

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