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Hadassah University Medical Center


Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Pnina Scherzer, Ph.D.

Dr. Pnina Scherzer, Ph.D.

Hadassah University Medical Center
Speciality Nephrology
Languages English, Hebrew
Graduated 1984 (34 years since graduation)
Education 1967-1971 Berl Katznelson highschool, Kfar Saba

1976 - B.Sc. in Biology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1979 - M.Sc. in Pharmacology, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem (Supervisors: Prof. Y. Gutman, Prof. J.W. Czaczkes, Dr. H. Wald).

1984 - PH.D. Hebrew University, Jerusalem ("Na-K-ATPase activity in various segments of the nehron isolated from the rabbit kidney". Supervisors: Prof. J.W. Czaczkes, Dr. H. Wald).

2001 - Courses of the "Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority" (ISRAC):

1] ISO/FDIS 15189

2] ISO/IEC 17025

3] Courses in writing of SOP

4] Courses in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

5] Courses in professional testing of laboratories for Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority
Professional Experience 1976 - Research at the Nephrology and Hypertension Laboratories, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem

1992-1993 Visiting Scientist at the University College Hospital of London, London, Great Britain

1994 - Collaborative research project with Lise Bankir, Ph.D., Director of Research, Renal Physiological Laboratory, Hôpital Necker, Paris, France

1995 - Collaborative research project with Ehud Ziv, Ph.D., Diabetic Unit, Hadassah University Hospital, on “The Psammomys: 1) the effect of nutrition on its urinary concentration, 2) the diabetic kidney.

1997 - Collaborative research project with Prof. A. Bzezinski, M.D., Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hadassah University Hospital, on osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

2000 - Collaborator with Dr.Anca Gal Moscovici, MD, Nephrology Services, Hadassah University Hospital, on Bone Changes in Postmenopausal Patients with ESDR.

2005 - Collaborative research project with Prof. Moshe Levi on FXR, LXR ,SREBP1c and PPARalpha in Renal Disease of Metabolic Syndrome and Aging.

Participated in teaching residents in Nephrology a course in the physiology and pathophysiology of the kidney.

Participates in teaching of Nephrology to 6th year medical students at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem

Supervision of M.Sc. Thesis (E. Nachliel), “Renal Na-K-ATPase hyperactivity in diabetic Psammomys Obesus”.

Supervision of M.Sc. Thesis (N. Hamani), “The activity and gene expression changes of Na-K-ATPase subunits in the diabetic kidney of Psammomys Obesus”.

Supervision of 6th year medical student (Shahaf Katlan), in cooperation with Professor E. Ziv, Developing complications of nephropathy in the Psammomys, an animal model of diabetes
Memberships - Israel Society of Nephrology and Hypertension

- Israel Diabetes Association (IDA)

- American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

- International Society of Nephrology (ISN)

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