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Dr. Itzik Goldwaser is the CEO of Yissum after formerly serving as Yissum's SVP of Business Development & Alliance Management. Itzik has over 20 years of experience in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, spanning executive and R&D management roles in the biotechnology, chemical, and biological drug development markets.

Itzik has held a number of leadership positions, including Co-Founder, CEO, and President of NasVax from its founding in 2004 until 2010. Itzik joined NasVax from Sol-Gel Technologies, where he served as CTO and Chief Biologist.

Itzik earned his PhD in Biological Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science, his M.Sc. in Medical Science from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and a B.Sc. in Chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Itzik is the co-owner of several registered patents in pharmacology and has authored numerous publications in this field.
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