Lab Members


Co-Principal Investigator

Co-Principal Investigator
Wafa Tawackoli, PhD
Assistant Professor
Gadi Pelled, PhD, DMD
Assistant Professor
Dmitriy Sheyn, PhD
Project Scientist

Dmitriy Sheyn, PhD, is a postdoctoral scientist at Cedars-Sinai, Department of Surgery and Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute. He received his doctorate in skeletal tissue engineering from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Sheyn joined the Skeletal Program in 2010. He has been studying adult and induced pluripotent stem cell-mediated therapeutics for bone and spine regeneration.

Susan Su
Research Associate III
Shiran Ben-David
Research Associate I

Shiran Ben-David received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the University of California, Irvine. She joined the Gazit Lab in 2010 and is currently a research associate at Cedars Sinai.

Sandra de Mel
Research Associate

Sandra de Mel received her bachelor’s degree in biology and anthropology from University of California, Los Angeles in 2013. She is currently assisting the Gazit Lab in discovering skeletal stem cell therapies through in vitro and in vivo experimentation.

Contact the Gazit Lab

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Advanced Health and Sciences Pavilion, Room 8108
Los Angeles, CA 90048