A 1968 graduate of the Weizmann Institute's Feinberg Graduate School, Prof. David Mirelman joined the faculty of the Biophysics Department in 1970. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of YEDA Research and Development Ltd., the Weizmann Institute's technology transfer arm. In 1993 he was nominated to fill the newly established post of Vice President for Technology Transfer. Having completed his term of office in 1998, he was appointed Dean of the Institute's Faculty of Biochemistry. He heads the Y. Leon Benoziyo Institute for Molecular Medicine. An expert in the area of infectious diseases and molecular parasitology, he has received many awards. Prof. Mirelman holds the Besen-Brender Chair of Microbiology and Parasitology.