Tamar Blumenfeld-Katzir, Ph.D.
Bio:Tamar Blumenfeld-Katzir, PhD. is a Co-founder & CEO of ‘BioImage’ for the past five years. ‘BioImage’, a unique and innovative company in Israel providing the life science community custom-made professional imaging services. Tamar, together with Dr. Efrat Sasson, has established ‘BioImage’ with the vision of bringing state of the art imaging technology to the biomedical arena, facilitating therapeutic proof of concept in many fields.
Tamar has a wide knowledge and experience in advanced imaging methodologies in preclinical and clinical research, including acquisition and analysis. ‘BioImage’ has performed various MRI projects including academic studies and industrial drug development in various fields including: Neurology, Orthopedic, Oncology, Cardiology, Psychiatry, Nano-technology, Stem cells therapy, Medical device etc.
Tamar is a PhD. graduate in Neuroscience at MRI laboratory of Tel Aviv University. During her PhD, Tamar studied the plasticity of the brain tissue, aging and brain pathologies (e.g Alzheimer disease). Tamar has a master degree in Molecular biology & Pathology, in which she focused in diabetic type 1 research and she is a Biotechnology engineer.
Tamar has highly innovative abilities with which she leading the marketing and sales of ‘BioImage’. Being in the junction of Life Science community she is recognized the client’s needs and by both exposing them to the milestones studies in the world and using her wide net of connections, which she established, she able to consult and to manage the most exact and efficient imaging solution.
Tamar’s motivation came from a deep passion to understand the mechanism of diseases from scientific point of view as well as from a personal experience as a daughter to a father which had a stroke 9 years ago.
Tamar is married to Nimrod a very supporting husband and a mother of a two beautiful children, Gefen (grapevine) and Dekel (Palm tree).