Moran Frenkel-Pinter

Moran Frenkel-Pinter started her academic career as a Bachelor of Science student at Tel Aviv University, majoring in Biotechnology (2006-2009, graduated summa cum laude). Following graduation, she joined the selective direct PhD track for excellent students in Biology at Tel Aviv University (graduated summa cum laude), during which she was also awarded an M.Sc. in Biotechnology. Her thesis was done under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Segal and Prof. Ehud Gazit, and focused on studying the role of alterations in protein glycosylation in Alzheimer's disease. Among many prizes, Moran was also awarded the national Eshkol PhD fellowship and the NASA postdoctoral program fellowship.

During her early career, Moran was the first author on seven peer-reviewed papers, and co-authored on four more.

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Hud Lab
Georgia Institute of Technology
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As a NASA postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Chemical Evolution, my research focuses on elucidating mechanisms that lead to the formation of proto-peptides that can spontaneously polymerize, fold and function under prebiotic conditions. I am passionate about the evolution of biological polymers and continue to embrace my adventures as a biochemist. I feel that the limitations in science are not what one can do with one’s hands, but our mind. I love the freedom that science provides. My scientific passion has always induced me to solve difficult challenges, and studying Origins of Life is no exception. Since scientific research is in my passion and heart, my long-term goal after my post-doc is to pursuit a career in Biochemistry and molecular self-assembly
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