The Bruce and Ruth Rappaport Foundation continues to encourage excellence in the young and even younger. In 2017, a new prize category was established for the Biomedical Research Prize: a prize given to outstanding doctoral students in biomedicine and biomedical engineering.
Ido Sagi studies under the mentorship of Prof. Nissim Benvenisty, whose laboratory specializes in genetic research using human stem cells. The primary subject of his research is the production and specification of human haploid stem cells.
In his study, Ido Sagi has managed to isolate human haploid stem cells for the first time and to illustrate the similarities and differences between haploid and diploid stem cells.