Nili Feuerstein, Ph.D.

IAC Philadelphia Council Member

Nili (Cohen) Feuerstein is a retired scientist in the fields of immunology and cancer. She was born and raised in a kibbutz in the north of Israel, graduated with distinction from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, receiving BA and MA degrees in Psychology.  She later continued studies toward M.Sc. degree in medical sciences, in the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, and graduated with distinction.  

In 1979 Nili arrived with her family to USA and received Ph.D. degree with distinction in the department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University, Maryland.  She did post doctorate fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda MD, and in 1987 accepted an academic position as an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University, MD, where she got an award for an outstanding performance.  Upon relocation to Philadelphia area Nili received an academic position at the University of Pennsylvania, and later in other academic institutes.  Throughout her career Nili has published many scientific articles in peer reviewed prestigious scientific journals, among which seminal reports of proteins involved in tumor growth.  

Nili also loves art, painting and poetry, and is interested in history and Jewish studies.  She has a commitment to Jewish tradition and love of Israel, and in recent years she has pursued voluntary activities in support of Israel.  Nili resides with her husband, Giora Feuerstein (M.D.) in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  They have two children and two grandchildren.