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Nitzan Shabek, Ph.D.

Dr. Nitzan Shabek has over 15 years of research experience in the field of protein degradation and ubiquitin system in human and plants. He is a professor and principal investigator in the department of Plant Biology at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Shabek’s research group integrates cutting edge approaches from the fields of structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and plant biology to elucidate signal transduction pathways and their regulation by the Ubiquitin Proteasome System.

Dr. Shabek earned his PhD in biochemistry with the mentorship of the Nobel Laurate, Dr. Aaron Ciechanover at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and has been an HHMI postdoctoral fellow in the University of Washington, Pharmacology Department.

Dr. Shabek received several distinct awards including the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, and the 2021 Arthur Neish Award from the American Phytochemical Society.