Dr. Zoya Okun
Zoya received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2004), afterwards she joined Prof. Zeev Gross group at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion and completed her M.Sc (Cum Laude) in 2007 and Ph.D (Israel Chemical Society prize for excellence) in 2012, her research focused on synthesis and establishment of structure-activity relationship of catalytic antioxidants in chemical and biological systems in the models of neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes. During her studies, she has received numerous prestigious awards. After working a few years in startup companies in the fields of energy and drug development, in 2015 Zoya joined Asst. Prof. Avi Shpigelman’s group as the lab manager. Zoya is involved in the majority of projects and focuses on method development, and testing new research paths.