Professor Fainsod is a professor of biochemistry and the Wolfson Family Chair in Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University where he also serves as Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs. The primary focus of Dr. Fainsod’s research has been the genetic regulation of embryonic development in vertebrates. Presently, Professor Fainsod’s group is studying the molecular link between fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and autism spectrum disorder.
Professor Kerem is the head of the pediatric division of Hadassah Medical Center, including all pediatric and neonatal services at both Hadassah hospitals. He is the founding director of Hadassah’s Center for Children with Chronic Diseases, and is chairman of “Goshen”, an organization promoting childhood community health. Professor Kerem has served as director of the pediatric pulmonary medicine unit, head of the department of pediatrics at Hadassah Medical Center and is a professor of pediatrics at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School.
Judah is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of clinical child/school psychology and special education in the Seymour Fox School of Education of Hebrew University, where he chairs the graduate program in Special Education. Judah completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center and his doctorate at Ferkauf Graduate School for Psychology at Yeshiva University. Dr. Koller has been working with children and families with special needs for 15 years and is dedicated to bridging the world of research with those the research most stands to benefit. His focus, in both research and clinical work, is on the early identification of autism in young children and identifying efficient mechanisms of support for these children and their parents.