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Dr. David Stepensky

  • Associate Professor

Prof. David Stepensky is an Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.  He is the author of over 50 papers and book chapters, and serves as consultant to the Israeli Ministry of Health, pharmaceutical and start-up companies. He also delivers customized workshops and courses on drug development, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and other topics of his research expertise.

Research Interests

  • Optimization and individualization of drug treatment based on biopharmaceutic, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of drugs.
  • Delivery systems and their effects on the biopharmaceutical’s pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (small molecular weight drugs and biopharmaceuticals) .
  • Intracellular targeting of biopharmaceuticals using nanotechnologies.
  • Pharmacometrics; pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling.
  • Development of nanovesicle- and nanoparticle-based systems that can efficiently deliver agents to their site of action.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc., Pharmaceutical Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • M.Sc., Pharmaceutical Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Postdoc Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Postdoc Immunobiology, Yale University