Ofer Fainaru, MD, PhD Director of IVF Unit , Rambam Medical Center; Head of the Laboratory of Reproductive Sciences at Clinical Research Institute Rambam (CRIR); Assistant Professor at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; Completed his MD Degree Summa Cum Laude (1998) at Tel Aviv University and his PhD at the Department of Molecular Genetics (2005), Weizmann Institute of Science. He was certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology Summa Cum Laude (2006), Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center. Dr. Fainaru completed his Postdoctorate Fellowship (2008) at The Vascular Biology Program, Harvard Medical School, and a Clinical Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2009), University of Toronto. Honors and awards: European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) (2007), Fulbright (2006) and Rothschild (2006) fellowships; Legacy research grant from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) (2009); Meyer Foundation (2011); Sima Leor Foundation grant (2012); Israeli Ministry of Health, Chief Scientist grant (2014) Crown Family Foundation grant (2016). Executive committee member of The Israeli Fertility Association and the Israeli Society for Placenta Research. Research interests include fertility preservation and ovarian reserve, angiogenesis in reproduction and cancer, the role of innate immune cells in angiogenesis and understanding the molecular mechanism of tumor cell - immune cell interactions. Dr. Fainaru authored more than 60 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and responsible for several international patents.