MEL-PLEX Project 14
Neta joined Optimata’s team in the spring of 2015 as a Ph.D. candidate in the frame of MEL-PLEX. The aim of her research is to model the disease progression and response to immunotherapy in metastatic melanoma. Previously, Neta spent three and a half years in Heidelberg, Germany and successfully completed her Master’s degree in Physics at Heidelberg University. Neta grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel and graduated from Tel Aviv University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and in Earth Sciences. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant in different projects and acquired skills in statistical analysis and modelling.
Why are you doing a PhD?
After graduating, while planning my next steps, I knew I wanted to keep doing academic research and at the same time, gain more experience in the industry. The opportunity to join MEL-PLEX had come on a perfect time, enabling me to work with people from different countries, having different points of view. Scientific research sparks my curiosity and I am driven by my desire to promote topics which contribute to our society.
I enjoy travelling, hiking, photographing, and playing music.