1995 …2023

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Professor Beit-Yannai joined Ben-Gurion University School of Pharmacy and the clinical Pharmacology department as an assistant professor in 2004. In 2011 he was promoted to senior lecturer and since May 2016 he is an associate professor at the clinical biochemistry and pharmacology department. Before joining the Academy, Professor Beit Yannai was a senior researcher in a couple of Biotech Companies where he served as project leader and head of the Histology and Pathology laboratory.

Professor Beit-Yannai's main research interests are primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and especially Intraocular tissue signaling in the ocular outer segment. During the last years, the research focuses on extracellular vesicles in general and specifically exosomes and their role as signal mediators relevant to POAG pathology. State of the art techniques has been used and the research results were published in distinguishes scientific papers and was delivered as talks and poster in scientific meetings.

Other research interest includes oxidative stress role in human pathologies and nutrient sources with antioxidants capacities. Collaborations with agriculture scientists revealed new citrus, bell pepper, and domesticated fruit trees varieties antioxidant capacities characterization.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The role of reactive oxygen species in neuroprotection following closed head injury in heat acclimated rats, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Award Date: 31 Dec 1998

Master, Pharmacy Magister, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Award Date: 30 Sep 1992

Bachelor, B.Pharm, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Award Date: 30 Dec 1990


  • R Medicine (General)
  • Glaucoma
  • Q Science (General)
  • Exosomes
  • Extracellular vesicles
  • Antioxidants
  • Oxidative stress
  • Wnt signaling


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