Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Engineering; Materials Engineering & Material-Tissue Interactions Group
I obtained my PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Technion, Israel. My work was related to injectable micro-gels for tissue regeneration, with specific focus on the development of a noninvasive continuous imaging technique for monitoring the biomaterial implants and their degradation products within the host tissues. Since 2014 I’ve been working on the production of vascular networks, using a combination of cells and scaffolds. Specifically, I want to explore the mechanisms, by which cells interact with each other and with their microenvironment, and to identify the structural cues that promote vasculature formation. The ultimate goal is to design scaffolds that actively direct cell behavior to facilitate tissue regeneration.
Berdichevski A, Simaan-Yamin H, Dafni H, Neeman M, Seliktar D.(2015) Using bimodal MRI/fluorescence imaging to identify host angiogenic response to implants. PNAS. 112(16):5147-52
Berdichevski A, Shachaf Y, Wechsler R, Seliktar D. (2015) Protein composition alters in vivo resorption of PEG-based hydrogels as monitored by contrast-enhanced MRI. Biomaterials. 42:1-10
Mironi-Harpaz I, Berdichevski A, Seliktar D. (2014) “Fabrication of PEGylated fibrinogen – a versatile injectable hydrogel biomaterial” in Cardiac Tissue Engineering:Methods and Protocols (ed. M. Radisic and L.D. Black), Springer, ISBN 978-1-4939-1047-2, Volume 1181 pp. 61-68.
Seliktar D, Berdichevski A, Miron-Harpaz I, Shapira-Schweitzer K. (2013) “Heart Regeneration: the Bioengineering Approach” in Regenerative Medicine Technology as Applied to Organ Transplantation (ed. G. Orlando), Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-1239-8523-1, Chapter 30, pp. 445-455
Berdichevski A, Meiry G, Milman F, Reiter I, Sedan O, Eliyahu S, Duffy HS, Youdim MB, Binah O. (2010) TVP1022 protects neonatal rat ventricular myocytes against doxorubicin-induced functional derangements. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 332(2):413-20
Areas of expertise
Tissue engineering, biomaterials, cell and biomaterial imaging, vascularization, cell-biomaterial interactions