Prof. Tamar Lotan, a specialist in Developmental Biology, is head of the University of Haifa’s Department of Marine Biology and of the department’s Cnidarians Developmental Biology and Molecular Ecology Lab. In 1998 she founded Nidaria Technology Ltd., a biotechnology company developing marine stinger inhibitor, and headed its R&D division. Today the company manufactures and exports patented dual protection products to over 20 countries around the globe. She founded NanoCyte, Inc. (today Starlet Derma), a biotech company leveraging marine extracted nano-injectors for immediate active delivery of pharmaceuticals and cosmetically active compounds, and served as its president and director (2000-2008).
Prof. Lotan’s research has been published in Cell and other leading refereed scientific journals. She has more than 20 patent applications to her name. Prof. Lotan holds BSc and MSc degrees in Biology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD in Genetics and Biochemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot.