Amir Sapir is the Head of the Laboratory for Molecular Genetics of Aging and Metabolism
Amir received a B.Sc. in Biology from the Hebrew University and M.Sc. (with honor) and Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of technology. After a first post-doctoral position at the Technion, Amir was a post-doctoral researcher in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) between 2008 and 2001.
In his research, Amir seeks to elucidate the genetic basis of metabolism, aging, and life in extreme environments. Currently, he focuses on understanding how impaired cholesterol metabolism leads to the development of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease - the three major medical challenges of our time.