First degree in Mathematics and Physics at the Technion.
M.Sc in Physics at the Technion.
Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Technion.
Participated in the Technion Excellence Program: 2004 – 2005.
Gili took courses from advanced studies in Physics. She did a research project during her last semester under the guidance of Prof. Noam Soker from the Physics department. They tried to find a model that explains the departure from axisymmetry of the Eta Carinae nebula which is a binary system shaped by jets.
In June 2005, Gili received an Award for Outstanding Student Achievements (for her undergraduate studies) from The Knesset (Israeli parliament).
Her MSc in Physics was under the supervision of Prof. Yosi Avron from the Physics department at the Technion, in the field of Quantum Information
Gili received her Ph.D. degree from the Technion in 2012, as a graduate of the Multidisciplinary Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She worked in the Biomedical Optics laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Dvir Yelin. In her research, Gili developed novel techniques for nanometer-scale manipulation of biomolecules using ultra-short laser pulses and gold nanoparticles, including controlled release of chemotherapy drugs for cancer therapy. She won the Converging Technologies Program fellowship for excellence, given by the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education, and the UNESCO-L'ORÉAL Fellowship for young women in life sciences.
Today (2015): Gili is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department in MIT. She is working with Prof. Michael Strano on in-vivo sensing and detection using carbon nanotubes.
Recommendation to Program participants: "You all have academic advisers, you should talk to them and use their advice. My advisers helped me a lot with choosing the right courses and deciding what I want to do. The most important advice they gave me is to take part in a research project. It is very important that you participate in a research with one of the professors during your undergraduate studies, it will give you much more than any course you take".