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Caspi Lab

Cardiovascular Precision Medicine Lab

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Oren Caspi

Principal Investigator

Oren is the director of the Heart failure unit at Rambam Health Care Campus and the Head of Rambam’s Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Center.

Oren was among the pioneers to demonstrate the ability of human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes to improve myocardial function in the infarcted myocardium and established technology for forming 3D human vascularized cardiac tissues.

Oren graduated from the prestigious program for heart failure expert training at the University of Zurich (UZH) and the European Society of Cardiology. He was also trained in advanced heart failure at UC San Diego Health.

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Caroline Bashai

MD Ph.D student

Role: MD Ph.D student 

Research interest: I'm studying the effect of oncological chemotherapy drugs on human's heart using hiPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes.

Motto: ״if you are the smartest person in the room you are in the wrong room." Lorne Michaels.

Project: Developing a reproducible translational model for predicting and preventing cancer therapy-induced cardiomyopathy.


Noam Kazma

Ph.D student

Role: M.Sc student.

Research interest: Maturation of Cardiovascular organoids and CRISPR/Cas9 technologies

Motto: Nobel prize - I’m coming

Project: Maturation of Cardiovascular organoids.


Idan Haim

MD-PhD student

Role: MD-PhD student

Motto: "Follow your passion and success will follow you"

Project: Generating Cardiovascular Organoid-based HFpEF model 

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Yaara Libai

MD student

Role: MD student

Research interest: Ketongenic diet and your heart - a love affair?

Motto: Tough times never last, but tough people do. 

Project: The effect of ketones on myocardial performance. 

Team: Our Team
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