Yonatan Winetraub is co-founder of SpaceIL, a $100M Israeli non-profit organization that attempted to land Beresheet, the first private interplanetary robotic mission, on the Moon on April 11, 2019.
Yonatan has spoken about space technology and radical shifts in the space industry to audiences all over the world and has been recognized in Forbes Israel 30 under 30 and Globes Israel 40 under 40. Yonatan is currently a PhD candidate and Bio-X Bowes fellow at Stanford in Biophysics where he is studying a method to interpret and intercept cancer cell communication. In addition, he was part of the International Space University Program at NASA Ames studying how we can create Martian colonies utilizing shelter and water from Martian lava caves. He has a masters in Electrical Engineering and also studied Computational Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University where he focused on how regions in the brain collaborate to create our emotions. He has published many papers in the fields of neuroscience, cancer imaging and aerospace engineering.