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HermionaU Instructor Spotlight: Dmitry Shvartsman

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

Most of the time, we don't stop to think about the way that biological cells and tissues coordinate everything that happens in our body, and how we feel. HermionaU instructor Dmitry Shvartsman's course "How can we create living things?" will take its students on a captivating journey, teaching them how to understand the connection between the human body, its organs, and its cells. In addition to understanding how the body works, students will also learn how to design and create living tissue, replace damaged organs, use stem cells, and model diseases in a dish. By the end of this course, students will know how to define key concepts of cell biology, such as cell reproduction, describe how the physiology of a healthy body differs from a sick one, and apply basic principles of bioengineering to experiment with living cell tissues in everyday items (like onions from the pantry).

Dmitry Shvartsman received a Ph.D in Neurobiology from Tel Aviv University. He then completed his Post Doctorate at the Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at Harvard University, before becoming the Senior Research Manager at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). Dmitry is currently the Director of R&D at Cellaria Inc., which conducts in vitro cancer modeling. He is also a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Shvartsman's course "How can we create living things?" is aimed for students between the ages of 10-14. Class will meet twice a week for 60 minutes each day, and the course will span 4 weeks in total. Each class holds 7-10 students, and sessions will be held from June 22th to July 19th, and July 6th - August 2nd.

For students who wish to learn what goes into creating and repairing life, Dmitry Shvartsman's course is a perfect match. Who better to learn from than a distinguished researcher and instructor at Harvard University? The course is guaranteed to be both engaging and top-quality, which is not an opportunity most students at this age can easily find.



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