Prof. Elazar Kochva Late

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Prof. Elazar Kochva Late
Phone: 03-6405265

Biography

Scientific background

1957 B.Sc. Biology, Tel Aviv University
1960 M.Sc. Zoology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1962 Ph.D. Zoology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Experience

1960 -1963 Lecturer, Tel Aviv University
1963-1965

Visiting Research Associate, Department of Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo , U.S.A.

1965-1967

Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University

1967 - 1972 Associate Professor
 Head, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University
1972 - Professor of Zoology, Tel Aviv University
1972 - 1973 Visiting Professor and Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine, Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
1974 - 1979 Dean, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University
1976 - 1986 Chairman, Interuniversity Committee on Admissions' Policy
1980 Visiting Research Professor, NCRL-CSIR, RSA
1981 - 1988 Chairman, Board of Directors, the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation
1983 - 1996 Incumbent - The Rose And Norman Lederer Chair in Experimental Biology
1986 - 1991 Member, Council for Higher Education (second term)
1992 - 2000 Member, Council of the International Society of Toxinology
1992 - 2000 Member, Editorial Board of Toxicon
1993 - 1996 Member, Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University
1994 - 2000 President, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo
1994- 1994- Member, Board of Governors, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo
1994 Redi Award for Scientific Contributions to the Field of Toxinology

Membership, Scientific Societies

Zoological Society, Israel
American Society of Zoologists
The Society of the Sigma Xi
International Society of Toxinology
New York Academy of Sciences

Research Interests

Venomous Snakes and Snake Venoms

Recent Publications

For Full list of Publications

 

Kochva, E. (2002) Atractaspis (Serpentes, Atractaspididae) the Burrowing Asp; a multidisciplinary minireview. Bull. nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Zool.) 68:91-99.

 

Kochva, E., Z. Tzahor and N. Ben Zvi (2002/2003) Colleges in Israel (Z. Tadmor, Ed.), S. Neaman Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Reshef, R. and E. Kochva (2004) The concept of heterotopy and evolution of venom glands in snakes and salivary glands in mammals. Conference in honour of Garth Underwood: Squamate Evolution and Systematics, Linnean Society of London, 22-23 April, 2004.

 

אלעזר כוכבא (2004) נחשים ארסיים וארסי נחשים. הוצאת טבע הדברים ואוניברסיטת תל-אביב, 175 ע"ע.

 

אלעזר כוכבא (2005) ארסי נחשים והנסיובים נגדם. טבע הדברים, גיליון 113: 70-78.

 

Fry, B.G., Vidal, N., Norman, J.A., Vonk, F.J., Scheib, H., Ramjan, R.S.F., Kuruppu, S., Fung, K., Hedges, S.B., Richardson, M.K., Hodgson, W.C., Ignjatovic, V., Summerhayes, R. and E. Kochva (2006) Early evolution of the venom system in lizards and snakes. Nature 439:584-588.

 

Vonk, F.J., Admiraal, J.F., Jackson, K., Reshef, R., de Bakker, M.A.G., Vanderschoot, K, van den Berge, I., van Atten, M., Burgerhout, E., Beck, A., Mirtschin, P.J., Kochva, E., Witte, F., Fry, B.G., Woods, A.E. and M.K. Richardson (2008) Evolutionary origin and development of snake fangs. Nature 454:630-633.

 

Fry, B.G., Wroe, S., Teeuwisse, W., van Osch, M.J.P., Moreno, K., Ingle, J., McHenry, C., Ferrara, T., Clausen, Ph., Scheib, H., Winter, K.L., Greisman, L., Roelants, K., van der Weerd, L., Clemente, Ch.J., Giannakis, E., Hodgson, W.C., Luz, S., Martelli, P., Krishnasami, K., Kochva, E., Kwok, H.F., Scanlon D., Karas, J., Citron, D.M., Goldstein, E.J.C., Mcnaughtan, J.E. and J.A. Norman (2009) A central role for venom in predation by Varanus komodoensis (Komodo Dragon) and the extinct giant Varanus (Megalania) priscus. PNAS 106:8969-8974.

 

Fry, B.G., Vidal, N., van der Weerd, L., Kochva, E. and C. Renjifo (2009) Evolution and diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system. J. Proteomics, 72:127-136.

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