David Sprinzak is an assistant professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tel-Aviv University. He has graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a BSc in physics and mathematics. He then earned his MSc and PhD in solid-state physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Afterwards, he worked for several years as the head of physics and engineering at the startup biotech company Quantomix Ltd, where he was involved in developing electron microscopy of hydrated samples. He then went back to academia and did his postdoctoral training with Prof. Michael Elowitz at the California Institute of Technology. At Caltech, Dr. Sprinzak used synthetic biology and mathematical modeling to unveil some of the basic mechanisms underlying the function of Notch signaling.
At Tel-Aviv University Dr. Sprinzak applies a systems biology approach to the study of developmental patterning processes. This work uses quantitative live cell imaging and mathematical modeling to elucidate the fundamental processes that control cell fate decisions and spatial organization in developing tissues.