The Technion Institute

Funded Five Impactful Projects in Stem Cell Cancer Cures and Energy Research

Background

Ed in the Biochemistry Lab of “Dr. Cell”, Marcelle Machluf

Few research institutions around the world have the global reach of The Technion – one of the largest and most prolific centers of applied research in the world.  Today its alumni comprise a remarkable percentage of leaders in the high-tech workforce and give tiny Israel the highest concentration of high-tech start-up companies anywhere outside Silicon Valley.

What We Do

Our involvement with The Technion began when Ed brokered a groundbreaking stem cell collaboration between The Technion and the Coriell Institute in New Jersey, supporting both institutions. His work with Technion grew to include an innovative Doctoral Fellowship program, several research projects, and a dedicated energy laboratory and project. Recently he fostered a collaboration between Technion & MIT.

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The Satells pose with the first cohort of Satell Technion-MIT Fellows at MIT’s Media Lab.

Satell Technion-MIT Leadership Program

The program is designed for promising PhD students whom both the Technion and MIT recognize as excellent and suitable for recruitment for post-doctoral research at MIT, where they collaborate with MIT faculty and students in cutting-edge research projects.

The Satell Technion-MIT Leadership Program is preparing Israel’s next generation of top researchers and professors.

Doctoral Fellows

Ed connected with Technion Nobel Laureate Dr. Avram Hersko, and he credits Dr. Hersko for his understanding of the vital importance in supporting the research of masters and post docs students.  Accordingly,  the Satell Doctoral Fellows Club at Technion was created to provide financial support and networking for these high potential master students and post docs to encourage their continuing scientific research.  Ed also meets with the doctoral candidates when he’s at The Technion, debriefing them on their activities and encouraging their work.

Medical Research – Stem Cells

We also funded cutting-edge stem cell research of scientist and educator Dr. Marcelle Machluf, known as “Dr. Cell” in the international community. She heads the Satell Program in Stem Cell Science, exploring dramatically effective ways to deliver cancer fighting agents directly to tumors.

Medical Research – Cancer

We established the Richard D. Satell Cancer Research Project under the direction of leading researcher Professor Karl Skorecki, Director of Nephrology and Molecular Medicine at the Technion Faculty of Medicine.  Dr. Skorecki has made headlines around the world with his groundbreaking stem cell and genetic research.

“When Ed became involved with The Technion, he picked the subjects with the best and most important impact on the future of mankind:  cancer research, stem cells, medical research, and energy.  For this,  I admire him and I thank him.”

– Dr. Peretz Lavie
President and CEO
The Technion Institute

Energy

Technion President Peretz Lavie requested we spearhead TEP – Technion Energy Program, as the program’s initial funder.  Israel believed it was imperative that the Western world break its energy over-dependence on “the dark countries” of the Middle East for fuel that powers the free world. We supported Dr. Gidi Grader’s research on the viability of a Nitrogen-Hydrogen complex as a safe, convenient, renewable, affordable, easily accessible and transportable alternative fuel resource.

Nitrogen-Hydrogen Alternative Energy Reaction Research Laboratory

We established the Satell Family Nitrogen-Hydrogen Alternative Energy Reaction Research Laboratory (NHAF).  The Lab itself was custom built, including a reactor, and  dedicated in 2011.

Since the NHAF program’s inception, the state of Israel has become even more focused on its responsibility to preserve the health of the planet and its inhabitants. Today, in addition to the NHAF Project, Gidi Grader heads the Center for Excellence in energy research established by Israel’s President.