Steering Committee

The STEP-GTP Steering Committee is comprised of prominent academicians and business leaders in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and the United States. Steering Committee members offer vast experience in science, education, and organizational development.

The Presidents and representatives of Al-Quds, Ben-Gurion, and Tufts Universities form the backbone of the Steering Committee, providing local administration and practical advice. Other members of the Steering Committee as well as members of the Advisory Board will offer advice on program design and implementation. The members of the Steering Committee are:

Allen Taylor, PhD
Director, STEP-GTP
Director, Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research,
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Rivka Carmi, MD
President, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Dr. Hasan Hasan Dweik, PhD
Vice-President for Science and Technology
Al-Quds University
Palestinian Territories
David Harris, PhD
Provost and Senior Vice President, Tufts University, United States
Aaron Ciechanover, MD, DSc
Nobel Laureate, 2004
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Raold Hoffman, PhD
Nobel Laureate, 1981
Cornell University
Robert M. Russell, MD
Director Emeritus
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University