Jeff Greenfield and Lawrence S. Blumberg
Gershon Kekst and Bruce G. Pollack
Dr. Jacob Hanna and Martin D. Payson
Israeli Scientists Return
After Studying In America
EFF GREENFIELD, CBS News correspondent, said he
went to Bronx School of Science and failed every science class.
But that didnít hinder him from welcoming three promising
scientists at a gala dinner of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.
Jacob (Yaqub) Hanna, an Israeli Arab who is a
postdoctoral fellow at MIT, told how excited he is to join the
department of immunology at Weizmann Institute of Science in
Born into a Christian family in Rama, a small
village near Carmiel in the Galilee, Hanna earned his Ph.D. and
M.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specializes in the
study of embryonic stem cells.
"I was lucky to have Weizmann to continue my
work in my own country," he said.
Ron Milo, who got a Ph.D. in biological physics
at Weizmann, and did postdoctoral work in systems biology at
Harvard, is a member of the department of plant sciences at
Maya Schuldiner got her Ph.D. in genetics at
Hebrew University, was a postdoctoral fellow at the University
of California, San Francisco, and is now at the department of
molecular genetics at Weizmann.
As if to mollify Greenfield, Lawrence S.
Blumberg, chairman of the American Committee, said he too failed
all his science classes in school.
Gershon Kekst, former chairman of the Weizmann
international board, presented an award to Bruce G. Pollack,
chairman of the New York executive committee.