Tal Hirschhorn

Associate Research Scientist

Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, I have worked as a researcher for 7 years in laboratories specialized in cancer cell and membrane biology, where I have enquired extensive academic knowledge in understanding various molecular mechanisms controlling signaling and membrane trafficking in cancer cells, affecting tumor growth and progression. In my current position as an Associate Research Scientist in the Stockwell lab, I study cell death mechanisms and drug discovery in cancer cells. My focus is on selective induction of ferroptotic cell death through inhibition of metabolic biosynthesis of CoQ10 in a breast cancer model system. My responsibilities at the Stockwell lab include the role of Project Manager, which involves grant and progress report writing.