I’m Oren Levy, a post doc in Prof. Karp’s lab. I received my B.Sc. in biology from Ben Gurion University (BGU), located in Beer Sheva, Israel. I carried out my M.Sc research in BGU, focusing on the JAK\STAT pathway and its involvement in vascular smooth muscle cell hypertrophy. During my PhD research, also performed in BGU, I studied the biochemistry and physiology of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). I investigated the roles of signal transduction pathways in hMSC physiological processes, specifically, the involvement of the JAK/STAT cascade in hMSC proliferation and osteogenic differentiation. My post doc research in the Karp lab focuses on hMSC homing and engraftment to various sites in the body. Hopefully, I will enjoy my work in the lab and have the privilege to engage in multiple collaborations with the great lab members.My hobbies include soccer, tennis and basketball. In addition, I’m a huge fan of F.C Hapoel BeerSheva (“Ani adom balev baneshama”).