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DT    Dmitry Tsvelikhovsky

Dmitry Tsvelikhovsky is currently serving as a Professor at the Institute for Drug Research (IDR) within the School of Pharmacy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been affiliated with the institution since 2012, where he fulfills research and teaching responsibilities.

Prof. Tsvelikhovsky obtained both his MSc and PhD degrees from the Hebrew University, having conducted his research under the guidance of Prof. Jochanan Blum. During his MSc studies, Prof. Tsvelikhovsky focused on investigating the mechanism of alkylation of double bonds using aluminum compounds in the presence of lanthanide catalysts. Subsequently, his PhD thesis work explored novel applications of sol-gel technology in organic synthesis.

In 2009, Prof. Tsvelikhovsky pursued postdoctoral training at the Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), under the supervision of Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald.

Career Milestones


Head of the Grass Center for Drug Design and Synthesis of Novel Therapeutics (2023)

Head of the Medicinal Chemistry Department, School of Pharmacy (2023)

Gerald Heller Chair in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2019)

Chair of Excellence Program in Drug Science (2018-2021)

Professor in Medicinal Chemistry (2018)

Senior Lecturer (2012-2018): Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute for Drug Research

Postdoctorate (2009 – 2011): MIT
Ph.D. (2008): Hebrew University

M.Sc. (2005): Hebrew University

B.Sc.  (2003): Hebrew University

Industry (2005 – 2008): in parallel with PhD studies

R&D, Rafa Laboratories, Jerusalem, Israel
Military Service (1996-1999):  Field Intelligence Corps


64304 - Medicinal Natural Products: A Biosynthetic Approach

64743 - Seminar for B.Sc. Pharm: The Art and Science of Natural Products

64807 - Bio-organometallic Chemistry: From Biological Systems to Medicinal Applications

64320 - Bioorganic Chemistry – Laboratory 

64311 - Organic Chemistry-II for Pharmacy students

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