Reuven Aharoni      (lab manager) reuven.Aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il    Rubi obtained his MSc in Biomedical Studies and his PhD from the Institute of Dental Sciences of the Hebrew University. He was working in the lab of Doron Steinberg on bacterial biofilm. He is our lab manager and is responsible for everything running smoothly. In addition he is currently studying the evolution of Argonaute proteins and their function in Cnidaria.

Reuven Aharoni

(lab manager) reuven.Aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il

Rubi obtained his MSc in Biomedical Studies and his PhD from the Institute of Dental Sciences of the Hebrew University. He was working in the lab of Doron Steinberg on bacterial biofilm. He is our lab manager and is responsible for everything running smoothly. In addition he is currently studying the evolution of Argonaute proteins and their function in Cnidaria.

   Maayan Agron  (PhD student) maayan.agron at mail.huji.ac.il    Maayan joined our group in June 2015. She obtained her BSc in Animal Science from the Agriculture Faculty of the Hebrew University. She received her MSc in Marine Biology from the Marine Sciences School of Haifa University where she worked with Tamar Lotan on the effects of heavy metals on gene expression in  Nematostella . In our lab she is working on the evolution of the biolgenesis of miRNAs and the roles of the microprocessor and dicers in Cnidaria.

Maayan Agron (PhD student) maayan.agron at mail.huji.ac.il

Maayan joined our group in June 2015. She obtained her BSc in Animal Science from the Agriculture Faculty of the Hebrew University. She received her MSc in Marine Biology from the Marine Sciences School of Haifa University where she worked with Tamar Lotan on the effects of heavy metals on gene expression in Nematostella. In our lab she is working on the evolution of the biolgenesis of miRNAs and the roles of the microprocessor and dicers in Cnidaria.

   Yael Admoni  (MSc student) yael.admoni at mail.huji.ac.il    Yael studied towards her BSc in Life Sciences in the Etgar program for excellent students at the Hebrew University. During her 3rd and final year she performed in our lab her final student science project. Since October 2017 she's a master student at the lab working on knocking out specific miRNA genes in  Nematostella .

Yael Admoni (MSc student) yael.admoni at mail.huji.ac.il

Yael studied towards her BSc in Life Sciences in the Etgar program for excellent students at the Hebrew University. During her 3rd and final year she performed in our lab her final student science project. Since October 2017 she's a master student at the lab working on knocking out specific miRNA genes in Nematostella.

   Yaara Columbus-Shenkar  (PhD student) yshenkar at gmail.com    Yaara obtained her BSc in Marine Sciences from the Ruppin Academic Center (Michmoret campus). She studied the phylogeny of ticks in the lab of Yuval Gottlieb-Dror at the Hebrew University's Faculty of Agriculture where she obtained her MSc. She joined our group in April 2014 as a PhD student and her research focus is the function and evolution of  Nematostella  venom and toxins.

Yaara Columbus-Shenkar (PhD student) yshenkar at gmail.com

Yaara obtained her BSc in Marine Sciences from the Ruppin Academic Center (Michmoret campus). She studied the phylogeny of ticks in the lab of Yuval Gottlieb-Dror at the Hebrew University's Faculty of Agriculture where she obtained her MSc. She joined our group in April 2014 as a PhD student and her research focus is the function and evolution of Nematostella venom and toxins.

   Arie Fridrich  (PhD student) arie.fridrich at mail.huji.ac.il    Arie joined our lab as a PhD student on November 2015. Before joining our group he obtained his MSc in Biotechnology from Bar Ilan University.  He worked there with Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal on the transcriptional activity of single cells by applying live imaging. In our group Arie works on the roles of nematocyte-specific miRNAs and on the functional divergence of Argonaute proteins in  Nematostella .  

Arie Fridrich (PhD student) arie.fridrich at mail.huji.ac.il

Arie joined our lab as a PhD student on November 2015. Before joining our group he obtained his MSc in Biotechnology from Bar Ilan University.  He worked there with Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal on the transcriptional activity of single cells by applying live imaging. In our group Arie works on the roles of nematocyte-specific miRNAs and on the functional divergence of Argonaute proteins in Nematostella.

   Vengamanaidu Modepalli  (postdoc)    vengaman.modepali at mail.huji.ac.il    Venky obtained his Bachelor degree in Biotechnology from SRM University in India. He later joined the lab of Kevin Nicholas at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) where he studied the roles of lactation in the development of marsupials. After obtaining his master degree in biotechnology and PhD from Deakin he joined our lab as a postdoc in July 2015. At Jerusalem he studies the roles of small RNA methylation in cnidarians.

Vengamanaidu Modepalli (postdoc)

vengaman.modepali at mail.huji.ac.il

Venky obtained his Bachelor degree in Biotechnology from SRM University in India. He later joined the lab of Kevin Nicholas at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) where he studied the roles of lactation in the development of marsupials. After obtaining his master degree in biotechnology and PhD from Deakin he joined our lab as a postdoc in July 2015. At Jerusalem he studies the roles of small RNA methylation in cnidarians.

   Maria Sachkova  (Postdoc) mariasachkova at gmail.com    Maria received her MSc in Biochemistry from Moscow State University in 2009. Then she worked with Dr. Alexander Vassilevski at the Shemykin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry at Moscow where she obtained her PhD. She worked there on the evolution and biochemistry of spider toxins.  Maria joined our group on Septemebr 2015 and she works on the biochemistry and evolutionary ecology of  Nematostella  venom in a joint BSF-NSF project between our group and the Reitzel group at UNC Charlotte.

Maria Sachkova (Postdoc) mariasachkova at gmail.com

Maria received her MSc in Biochemistry from Moscow State University in 2009. Then she worked with Dr. Alexander Vassilevski at the Shemykin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry at Moscow where she obtained her PhD. She worked there on the evolution and biochemistry of spider toxins.  Maria joined our group on Septemebr 2015 and she works on the biochemistry and evolutionary ecology of Nematostella venom in a joint BSF-NSF project between our group and the Reitzel group at UNC Charlotte.

   Shir Singer  (MSc student)       shir.singer at mail.huji.ac.il    Shir graduated with a BSc in Life Sciences from Bar Ilan University and joined our group on October 2016. She is studying the function of toxin-like proteins from early  Nematostella  embryos and eggs.    

Shir Singer (MSc student) 

shir.singer at mail.huji.ac.il

Shir graduated with a BSc in Life Sciences from Bar Ilan University and joined our group on October 2016. She is studying the function of toxin-like proteins from early Nematostella embryos and eggs.

 

   Ram Ritter  (guest scientist) ram_ritter at hotmail.com    Ram did his BSc (Biotechnology) at Tel-Hai College and his MSc (Marine Biotechnology) at Ben Gurion University.   Since November 2017 he is working in our lab as a guest scientist and he's in charge of a challenging but promising joint project we conduct together with Monterey Bay Labs ( https://www.mbaylabs.com/ ), an Israeli biotech company.

Ram Ritter (guest scientist) ram_ritter at hotmail.com

Ram did his BSc (Biotechnology) at Tel-Hai College and his MSc (Marine Biotechnology) at Ben Gurion University. Since November 2017 he is working in our lab as a guest scientist and he's in charge of a challenging but promising joint project we conduct together with Monterey Bay Labs (https://www.mbaylabs.com/), an Israeli biotech company.