Mira Barda-Saad obtained her PhD degree in Molecular Immunology summa cum laude in 1999, following a collaborative research at Bar-Ilan University and the Weizmann Institute of Science. She performed her initial postdoctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science (1999-2001) and later at the NCI/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA (2001-2006). She received the Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) from the NIH (2005) for identifying the dynamics and molecular linkage between T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) signaling to the actin machinery, and specifically to the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASp). In October 2006, she joined the Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She was awarded the Taubenblatt Award for Research Excellence in Biomedicine and the Rector Award for Innovation in Scientific Research in 2018. Since November 2016, Prof. Barda-Saad serves as president of the Israeli Immunological Society (IIS). Mira Barda-Saad’s research focuses on signal transduction mechanisms in immune cells, and specifically, on cytoskeletal networks regulating leukocyte behavior in health and disease.