שלי צליל

שלי צליל
פרופסור חבר
חברי סגל
Full CV
חדר: 417, DK

Young Investigators Fund for Innovative, Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Biomedical Engineering Research Fellow


  • 1999 - B.Sc. in Chemistry and Computer Science (Cum Laude), Hebrew university, Jerusalem
  • 2007 - Ph.D. Physical Chemistry (2007), Hebrew university, Jerusalem

Research Interests

  • Cell Mechanics and cell mechanosensing
  • Cell-Biomaterial interaction
  • Development of Mechano-sensitive soft biomaterials
  • Nerve regeneration using mechanical signals
  • Measurements of submicron deformations and picoNewton forces at the single molecule level
  • Biophysics, complex fluids, soft matter and nano-mechanics

Guest Appointments

  • Postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) at the division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (2007-2011)

Honors and Awards

  • Elwing prize for Excellency in analytical chemistry (1996)
  • Rector prize for M.Sc students (2001)
  • Wolf prize for PhD students (2003)
  • Canadian scholarship for Excellency (2004)
  • Rector scholarship (2005-2006)
  • Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) postdoctoral fellow (2007-2010)

  • James Kindt, Shelly Tzlil, Avinoam Ben-Shaul and William M. Gelbart , DNA Packaging and Ejection Forces in Bacteriophage, PNAS. 98, 13671-13674 (2001).
  • Shelly Tzlil, James Kindt, William M. Gelbart and Avinoam Ben-Shaul, Forces and Pressures in DNA Packaging and Release from Viral Capsids, Biophys. J. 84, 1616-1627 (2003)
  • Shelly Tzlil, Markus Deserno, William M. Gelbart and Avinoam Ben-Shaul, A Statistical-Thermodynamic Model Of Viral Budding, Biophys. J. 86, 2037-2048 (2004)
  • Shelly Tzlil and Avinoam Ben-Shaul, Flexible Charged Macromolecules on Mixed Fluid Lipid Membranes: Theory and Monte-Carlo Simulations, Biophys. J. 89, 2972-2987 (2005)
  • Shelly Tzlil, Diana Murray and Avinoam Ben-Shaul, The "Electrostatic-Switch" mechanism: Monte Carlo study of MARCKS-membrane interaction, Biophys. J. 95, 1745-1757 (2008)
  • Eileen Fong*, Shelly Tzlil* and David A. Tirrell, Boundary crossing in epithelial wound healing, PNAS, 107, 19302-19307 (2010) * These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • Shelly Tzlil and David A. Tirrell, Strain propagation within artificial extracellular matrix proteins accelerates cell spreading and polarization, submitted to PNAS

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