The members of our leadership team have extensive experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry with proven track records in research and development, building high-science companies and creating value.
Professor Dror Harats, headshot

Prof. Dror Harats, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Professor Dror Harats, M.D. founded VBL Therapeutics based on more than 20 years of research in the field of medicine and a strong background in the management of early- to mid-stage biotechnology companies. Prof. Harats is an experienced consultant specializing in biotechnology and pharmaceutical healthcare companies.

Prof. Harats currently serves on the board of directors of Art Healthcare Ltd, and as a part time chair of the R&D division at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and as chair of its Institute Review Board. Prof. Harats is also a Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Prof. Harats received a doctor of medicine degree from the Hadassah Medical School, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Following an internship at Sheba Medical Center and a residency in medicine at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, he conducted a fellowship in pulmonary medicine and research in molecular genetics at The University of California in San Francisco (UCSF). He was then a visiting scientist at Syntex Discovery Research in Palo Alto, Calif. for three years.

Prof. Harats has published more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers and chapters in books, his publications rewarded him with numerous prizes and grants.