Prof. Joel L. Sussman
Professor Joel L. Sussman is an Israeli crystallographer best known for his studies on acetylcholinesterase, a key protein involved in transmission of nerve signals. He is the Morton and Gladys Pickman Professor of Structural Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Director of the Israel Structural Proteomics Center. Sussman received the 2014 Ilanit Katzir Prize for exceptional achievements in the field of Life Sciences and the 2006 Teva Founders Award for breakthroughs in molecular medicine. He was also the Director of the Protein Data Bank (PDB).