Avraham Levy, Ph.D.

Avraham Levy, Ph.D., is dean of biochemistry and chair of the Council of Professors at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. He also serves as professor of genetics in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, where he leads a group of researchers working on various aspects of plant genome evolution. Their pioneering work on DNA double-strand break repair was published in Nature Communications and was the subject of patent applications.

Dr. Levy is the incumbent of the Gilbert de Botton Professorial Chair of Plant Sciences, the director of the Y. Leon Benoziyo Institute for Molecular Medicine, and heads the Dr. Erhard, Emmi, and Fred Loewinsohn Center for Pediatric Health. 

Avraham Levy

He was awarded the Landau Prize of Mifal Hapais in 2016 and is also the recipient of a European Research Council grant for targeted engineering of plant genomes. In addition, he serves as chairman of scientific advisors at Evogene Ltd., and previously served as president of the Genetic Society of Israel. Before joining the Weizmann Institute in 1992 he conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University and at Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, Versailles, France. Dr. Levy holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in plant genetics from the Weizmann Institute.

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