Alfred I. Tauber is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the Boston University Department of Philosophy and Zoltan Kohn Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Tauber also holds a Visiting Professorship at Tel Aviv University, where he teaches philosophy of science at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas.
Dr. Tauber is a hematologist and biochemist by training. From his interest in basic immunology, he began a critical examination of modern biology and medicine. These studies have focused on scientific epistemology: positivism, reductionism, and the relationship of facts and values. Dr. Tauber was Director of the Center for Philosophy and History of Science from 1993 until 2010. He offered courses in the history and philosophy of science, the philosophy of biology and medicine, and American philosophy. In 2008, Dr. Tauber was awarded the Science Medal from the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna for his critical studies of immunology and Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa from Haifa University in 2011.
Dr. Leonid Brodsky has been leading bioinformatics research, computational biology and systems biology modeling for over 30 years. His expertise and methods contributed to numerous scientific discoveries and publications. Professor Leonid Brodsky held multiple leadership positions in the academic (2012-present Director, Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center; University of Haifa, Israel) and commercial setting (1998-2004 Senior Scientist, Quark Biotech Inc. Nes-Ziona, Israel).
Curriculum Vitae, Publications
Ms. Elka Nir is a Venture Partner of Giza Venture Capital. Ms. Nir served as a Managing Director and Head of Life Sciences at Giza Venture Capital. She joined Giza Venture Capital in 2006 and has more than 20 years of extensive experience in senior management positions in the area of medical devices. Previously, she served as the Chief Operating Officer and Development and Operations Manager at Biosense Webster, Inc. (Israel), Johnson & Johnson, leading a team of 150 people in the development and manufacture of state of the art medical electromagnetic navigation systems. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Technion-Israel’s Institute of Technology and a degree Business Administration from the University of Haifa.