Sharon Ruthstein gained her B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Haifa, Israel. Then she continued her graduate studies in the Chemistry Department at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. She achieved her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Daniella Goldfarb. After graduating from the Weizmann Institute in 2008, she became an EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked under the supervision of Prof. Sunil Saxena.
Prof. Ruthstein joined the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University in October 2011. Her research is aiming to exploit biological pathways in human and bacteria cells, which involve metal ions, using pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (EPR).
2008-2011 EMBO Long-term Post-doctoral Fellow at the
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry.
Advisor: Prof. Sunil Saxena.
2003-2008 Ph.D. in Chemistry, with Honors, Weizmann Institute of Science,
Israel. Advisor: Prof. Daniella Goldfarb.
2000-2003 M.Sc in Chemistry, with Honors, Weizmann Institute of Science.
1996-2000 B.Sc in Chemical Engineering, (summa cum laude),
Technion, Haifa, Israel.
2017 - present: Professor, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University.
2017 - 2021: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University.
2011- 2017: Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University.
Awards and Fellowships
2017 ICS Young Scientist award
2017 ERC - STG
2015 Krill award (Wolf Foundation)
2008 EMBO Long-term Fellowship for post-doctoral studies.
2008 AAUW Post-doctoral fellowship – declined upon receiving the
2007 Dean's Excellence Prize for Ph.D. – Weizmann Institute of Science.
2007 JEOL Student Prize
2007 Auto Schwartz Prize – Weizmann Institute of Science.
2007 Wolf Foundation Fellowship for Excellent Ph.D. Students.
2004 Eshkol Scholarship for Ph.D. students, Jerusalem, Israel.
2003 Mention of Honor of the Knesset (The Israeli Parliament).
2003 Dean's Excellence Prize for M.Sc. – Weizmann Institute of Science,
1998 Sidney Goldstein Excellence Prize – Technion, Haifa, Israel.