TRDC Researchers

Dr. Rafik Masalha, M.D. University of Padua, Italy, Neurology Specialization, Ben-Gurion University

Research Interests:

  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy


Dr. Raid Saabni, PhD. Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University

Research Interests:

  • Historical document analysis
  • Online handwriting recognition for Arabic manuscripts
  • Script recognition


Dr. Rajeh Sharkia, PhD., Plant Science, Tel-Aviv University

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology of genetic diseases among Arabs in Israel
  • Prevention programs of consanquinity among Arab-Israeli population
  • Biochemistry: structure function analysis of cpn60 Chaperonins


Dr. Rami Abu Fani


Dr. Refaat Safadi, M.D. Hadassah-Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Research Interests:

  • Hepatology
  • Immunology and fibrogenesis
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Dr. Saif Abu-Mouch, M.D. Bologna University Medical School, Bologna, Italy

Research Interests:

  • Natural compounds to lower cholesterol
  • Screening, prevention and treatment of HBV chronic infection in Arabic population in Israel
  • Biotechnology