Pediatric dermatologist Dr. Eran Cohen Barak has taken a little bit of Israel to Chicago.

Cohen Barak, 38, is a 2017-2018 APF Research Fellow in Dermatology at Northwestern University. He has taken samples, including biopsies, from his Israeli work in rare genetic diseases to study further at a world-renowned lab specializing in dermatology and pathology. At the same time he is, in only two years, learning the rigors of basic scientific research in order to one day set up a facility of his own back home.