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Muhammad received his B.Sc. (2013) and M.Sc. (2015) in chemistry from Ben-Gurion University. In 2015, he began his doctoral studies with Professor Ashraf Brik at the Technion Institute. Muhammad’s research focused on developing transition metal-based methodologies to facilitate the chemical synthesis of synthetically challenging proteins for structural and functional studies. In 2019, Muhammad joined the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Fulbright, Rothschild, and VATAT postdoctoral fellow to work under the supervision of Professor Bradley L. Pentelute. At MIT, he combined flow chemistry and organometallic palladium chemistry to develop novel bioactive macromolecules. In 2022, Muhammad joined the School of Chemistry at Tel Aviv University as a tenure-track assistant professor. The group's research is focused on developing a novel class of bioactive macromolecules for fundamental research and next-generation therapeutics.


2013| B.Sc., Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

2015| M.Sc., Bioorganic Chemistry (magna cum laude), Ben-Gurion University, Israel

2019| Ph.D., Bioorganic Chemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

2019-2021|  Fulbright, Rothschild, and VATAT Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

2022-present|  Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer), School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel


2023-2027| Israel Science Foundation (ISF) personal research grant

2023| Israel Science Foundation (ISF) personal equipment grant

2022-2025| Ma’of Prize for Excellent Young Faculty, Council for Higher Education

2020| The IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists

2019-2021| Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship

2019-2021| VATAT Postdoctoral Fellowship

2019| Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship

2019| The Israel Chemical Society-Uri Golik Prize for an Excellent Graduate Student

2018| The Wolf Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Student

2018| Bursary to the 35th European Peptide Symposium, Dublin, Ireland

2018| The Israel Chemical Society Prize for an Excellent Graduate Student

2017| Selected for Oral Presentation as a Young Investigator at the 25th American Peptide Symposium, Whistler, BC, Canada

2017| Travel Award to the 25th American Peptide Symposium, Whistler, BC, Canada

2017| Rahamimoff Travel Grant for Period of Academic Research at Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA. Award for young investigators by the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF).

2016-2018| Schulich Fellowship and Prize for Being an Outstanding Ph.D. Student

2016-2019| VATAT Fellowship for Outstanding Ph.D. Students from the Council for Higher Education

2016| Travel Grant to attend the 34th European Peptide Symposium and the 8th International Peptide Symposium, Leipzig, Germany

2015| Magna Cum Laude Ms. Degree


2023-present: Advanced Organic Chemistry, (0351-3302); Undergraduate & Graduate Studies 

2023-present: Organic Chemistry Lab, (0351-2302); Undergraduate Studies

2022-present: Organic Chemistry Seminar, (0351-4502); Graduate Studies​

2022-Present: Member of the Faculty Admissions Committee of Bachelor's Degree, School of Chemistry

2022-Present: Coordinator of the Dual-Track Chemistry and Biology Undergraduate Program, School of Chemistry

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