His host, Tomer Urinov, a judge, had spent time in Hampikian’s Boise lab and arranged the training seminars in Israel.
“We were treated so warmly everywhere we went. I made a lot of new friends and gained about 10 pounds,” said Hampikian. “I hope this is the start of a larger training and exchange program between my lab and our colleagues across the Middle East.”
Hampikian also participated in a law enforcement training in Abu Dhabi earlier in 2018.