Raz was born in 1964 and grew up in Beer Sheva. He
studied Chemistry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and received
his B.Sc. in 1988. Raz moved to California and completed his PhD in
1993 at the University of California, Berkeley with Professor Alexander
Pines in the field of solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. From 1993
until 1996 he worked as a Cancer Research Institute Post-doctoral Fellow
at the University of Pennsylvania on structural biology of short antimicrobial
peptides. He joined the Chemistry Department of Ben-Gurion University
in 1996, where he is currently an Associate professor and Chairman.
• "Selective detection of catecholamines
by synthetic receptors embedded in chromatic polydiacetylene vesicles"
Sofiya Kolusheva, Oliver Molt, Michael Herm, Thomas Schrader, Raz Jelinek,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 10000-10001.
• "Temperature dependence of the organization and molecular
interactions within phospholipid / diacetylene Langmuir films",
F. Gaboriaud, R. Volinsky, A. Berman, R. Jelinek, J. Coll. Interface
Sci., 2005, 287, 191-197.
• "Membrane interactions of host defense peptides studied
in model systems". R. Jelinek, S. Kolusheva, Curr. Prot. Pep. Sci.,
2005, 6, 103-114.
• "Visualization of membrane processes in living cells by
surface-attached chromatic polymer patches”, Z. Orynbayeva, S.
Kolusheva, E. Livneh, A. Lichtenshtein, I. Nathan, R. Jelinek, Angew.
Chem. Intl. Ed., 2005, 44, 1092-1096 (designated a
Very Important Paper [VIP]).