Group Leader

Eyal Bengal received his BSc degree in Agricultural Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1983.

His MSc (1985) and PhD (1990) degrees in Molecular Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) where under the guidance of the late Professor Yosef Aloni he investigated how transcription elongation is regulated.

For his post-Doctoral studies Eyal moved to the laboratory of Professor Inder Verma at the Salk Institute in San Diego, USA where he investigated the regulation of skeletal muscle transcription by the myogenic master transcription factor, MyoD.

At 1994, Eyal appointed a Research Group Leader at the Medical School of the Technion. As an independent researcher Eyal has been investigating signaling pathways and transcription factors that regulate skeletal muscle differentiation, early development of the Frog, Xenopus Laevis and skeletal muscle atrophy.

Eyal supervised about twenty Graduate students and has published more than 40 research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.