Dr. Levy-Strumpf received her Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. During her Ph.D. she investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying cell growth control and programmed cell death (apoptosis). She then joined the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital where she investigated patterning of neuronal networks using C. elegans as a model system. Her work mainly focused on deciphering how signalling networks interact to generate polarity in cell migration, axon guidance and cell invasion. Dr. Levy-Strumpf started teaching with the Human biology program in the summer of 2016. She is using her extensive research experience to teach classical and applied genetics courses, with strong emphasis on current innovative genome engineering or genome editing techniques in basic research as well as in the field of translational medicine.