The Shmunis School is the home for microbiological research. Meet our top reserches in the field
Prof. Eran Bacharach – Virology and Immunology
Molecular biology of disease-causing,
human and veterinary
RNA viruses, host virus interactions.
Prof. Judith Berman – Genetics
Antifungal drug tolerance and
resistance, chromosome stability,
cell and population dynamics
pathogenic yeast models
Lab Website: http://www6.tau.ac.il/berman/
Dr. David (Dudu) Burstein – Computational Microbiology
Discovery of CRISPR-Cas systems and
novel antibiotic resistance genes
using metagenomics, machine-learning,
and experimental assays.
Lab Website: http://www.tau.ac.il/~davidbur
Prof. Avigdor Eldar – Microbiology
Systems biology and evolution.
Cooperation and communication in
microbial communities and complex
Lab Website: https://www.eldarmicrolab.com/
Prof. Uri Gophna – Microbial Ecology
Evolutionary roles of CRISPR-Cas
The microbiome in health and disease
Horizontal gene transfer and the pangenome
Archaeal viruses and anti-viral defences
Lab Website: http://www.gophnalab.sites.tau.ac.il/
Prof. Anat Herskovits – Bacterial Pathogenesis
Bacterial pathogenesis and host interactions.
Pathogen-phage interactions during mammalian
Pathogens interaction with the innate immune system.
Sensing host metabolic signals, patho-metabolism.
Lab Website: https://www.herskovitslab.com/
Prof. Martin Kupiec – Molecular Genetics
Stability of the eukaryotic genome, mutations and
chromosomal amplifications. Epigenetic memory
Telomere biology. DNA repair and replication.
Yeast genetics. The TOR protein kinase.
Lab Website: https://mkyeastlab.wixsite.com/mklab
Prof. Eliora Ron – Microbiology
Functional genomics of pathogenic E. coli
involved in urinary tract infections, sepsis
and hospital acquired infections; Bacterial
response to environmental stress; Bacterial
bioremediation of pollution
Prof. Gil Segal – Molecular Pathogenesis
Molecular mechanism of bacterial pathogenesis;
Bacterial pathogens and their interaction with host cells;
The regulation and evolution of bacterial pathogenesis systems;
Host cells manipulation by bacterial pathogens
Lab Website: https://en-lifesci.tau.ac.il/profile/gils
Dr. Adi Stern – Evolution and Virology
Experimental evolution of RNA viruses,
Phylogenomics of virus epidemics,
Evolutionary forces that act upon
anti-parasite immune genes.
Lab Website: http://www.sternadi.com/