Dr. Amotz Shemi is the chief executive officer and a co-founder in Silenseed. Prior to Silenseed, Dr. Shemi served as senior VP technologies in Medinol LTD, a leading medical-stent company; and beforehand as the CEO of Color Chip, a leader in Ion-exchange based planar lightwave Circuits (PLC). Dr. Shemi brings with him 25 years of experience in end-to-end management from concept level via development, regulatory approvals to actual sales. Shemi received his Ph.D. degree in physics and astrophysics from the Tel Aviv University in Israel. Dr. Shemi is a lead inventor of more than dozen patents in the RNAi-delivery field, and an author and co-author of about 40 scientific papers.