פרופ"ח רוזה אזהרי

פרופ"ח רוזה אזהרי

Assoc. Prof. Rosa Azhari

פרופ"ח רוזה אזהרי
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Department
Biotechnology Engineering
Research Interests
Mechanotransduction and applications in Tissue Engineering, Microencapsulation, Vaccines - Design of novel adjuvants and targeting of antigens to specific antigen-presenting cells, Enzymatic degradation of polymers, Protein immobilization
Courses
Applications of Biomaterials, Drug Formulation, Cell and Tissue Technologies, Bioseparations
Current Position
Associate Professor
Contact Information
Email
razhari@braude.ac.il
Telephone
972-4-908-6471
Office
D410
Education
D.Sc.
1989, Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
M.Sc.
1984, Chemistry, Applied Materials Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
B.Sc.
1978, Cum Laude, Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Research Areas
• Mechanotransduction and applications in Tissue Engineering, • Microencapsulation • Vaccines - Design of novel adjuvants and targeting of antigens to specific antigen-presenting cells • Enzymatic degradation of polymers• Protein immobilization
Academic Appointments
2010-present Chair, Sub-Committee for Engineering and Technological Institutions, Council for Higher Education in Israel
2008-present Member, Council for Higher Education in Israel
005-2006 Head of Department, Department of Biotechnology Engineering, ORT Braude College, Karmiel 
2001-2005 Vice President for Academic Affairs, ORT Braude College, Karmiel
2000-present Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology Engineering, ORT Braude College, Karmiel
2003-2011 Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa
1999-2000 Visiting Scientist, Harvard-MIT Division Health Science and Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA 
1994-1999 Head of Department, Department of Biotechnology Engineering, ORT Braude  College, Karmiel
1998-1999 Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa
1992-1994 Koret Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa
1990-1992 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
1989-1990 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa
1985-1988 Instructor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa
1984 Research Assistant, Department of Applied Materials, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
Teaching Experience
ORT Braude College
  • Curriculum Development:
    As head of the Biotechnology Engineering Department was in charge of developing and revising the curriculum for the undergraduate program in Biotechnology Engineering. This included: building the framework for the integration of scientific and engineering courses, theoretical and practical courses, labs and internship period, and building the electives program. Worked with the accreditation committee of the Council for Higher Education and also with the Israeli Engineers’ Registrate.
  • Graduate Courses:
    2012 Cell and Tissue Technologies (with Dr. Michal Amit), including laboratory sessions.
  • Undergraduate Courses:
    1993-1998 Introduction to Chemical Engineering.
    1994 Selected topics in Chemical Engineering
    1994-present Biomaterials
    1994-2008 Bioseparations 1– Mechanical separation processes.
    1994-2007 Bioseparations 2– Chemical and biological processes.
    2002-present Drug Formulations (with Dr. Idit Golani)
    1994-1999 Bioseparation 1 laboratory
    1994-present Bioseparation 2 laboratory – Affinity Chromatography. 2006-present Microencapsulation laboratory

TECHNION –Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
  •  Graduate Courses:
    2003-2011 Artificial Metabolic Organs, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering (Given every other year. Open to undergraduate students too)
    1999 Transport Phenomena in Physiological Systems, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    1988 Engineering Aspects in Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Tutorials)
    1986-1987 Transport Phenomena in Physiological Systems, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Tutorials)
    1985 Parameter Estimation, Department of Biomedical Engineering, (Tutorials)
  • Undergraduate Courses:
    2002-2010 Drug Delivery Devices - Guest lectures in the course: Controlled Drug Delivery, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduate Student Supervision:
    1998-1999 Tomer Gold, M. Sc., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Thesis: Controlled drug release devices based on enzymatic degradation of a polymer matrix and diffusion: analytical models (with Prof. Noah Lotan).
    1998 Vardit Segal, D.Sc., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Thesis: Processes at the interface between biomaterials and physiological systems (Temporary advisor).
Publications
Refereed Papers
  1. Azhari R., Margel S., Labes A. and Haviv Y.: Specific removal of paraquat by hemoperfusion through antiparaquat-conjugated agarose-polyacrolein microsphere beads. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 21:25-41,1987.
  2. Azhari R. and Lotan N.: Biodegradation of polymeric matrices. Proceedings of the IV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, Sevilla, Spain, September 1986, pp. 440-444.