Israel Gannot

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Traylor 718A


Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Biophotonics
  • Theranostics
  • Translation and team science
  • Ethics of technologies and ethically aligned design of biomedical instruments and systems

Israel Gannot holds an electrical engineering degree from the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps from 1981 to 1988, where he initiated the biomedical engineering brunch. He completed his master’s and PhD in biomedical engineering in 1994 before conducting research at the FDA and the NIH with a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University in 1997, where he established the Lasers and Optics in Medicine Laboratory and served as the head of undergraduate studies prior to his appointment department chair and head of the Ela Kodesz Institute for Technologies in Healthcare.

A fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and SPIE, Gannot has spent periods of time at the NIH, George Washington University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Northwestern University. He also was co-founder and CEO of a biotech start-up company that developed a system for identifying bacteria in a clinical setting.