Principal Investigator

Debbie Lindell, 
Professor,
Dresner Chair in Life Sciences and Medicine

Research Staff

Gazalah Sabehi,
Ph.D.

Lab Manager & Research Scientist

  • The function of photosystem II genes in cyanophages

Michael Carlson
Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Cyanophage distribution and infection patterns across environmental gradients

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Postdoctoral Associate

Svetlana Goldin, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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Michal Gai

Administrative management

  • Cyanophage dynamics in the North Pacific Ocean and their impact on the cyanobacterial community

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Dror Shitrit
Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Development of genetic engineering methods for cyanophages and cyanobacteria

  • Role of phoH genes in cyanophage infection

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Laure Arsenieff
Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Influence of environmental factors on cyanobacteria-phage interactions

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Ilia Maidanik
Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Population dynamics of cyanophages and their cyanobacterial hosts in the environment

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Kira Kondratyeva
Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Genome-wide adaptations of marine picocyanobacteria to environmental conditions

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Julia Weissenbach
Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Students

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Camelia Shopen-Gochev
M.Sc.
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Ran Tahan
M.Sc.
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Jonathan Greenbaum
M.Sc.
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Lea Reuveni
B.Sc.

PhD Student

  • Seasonal dynamics of cyanophages and host-infection in the Sargasso Sea

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Bashir Saeed
B.Sc.

MSc Student

  • Host take-over in T7-like cyanophages

PhD Student

  • Host take-over in T4-like cyanophages

  • Development of inducible gene expression system for marine Synechococcus

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Sharon Shperling
B.Sc.

MSc Student

  • The effect of environmental conditions on virus production & virus decay across the Pacific Ocean

PhD Student

  • Host availability effects on evolution of generalist and specialist cyanophages

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Yuval Aharon
B.Sc.

MSc Student

  • Reacquisition of photosynthetic genes in cyanophages over the course of evolution

MSc Student

  • Host recognition in generalist cyanophages

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Maor Berkovich
B.Sc.

MSc Student

Alumni                         

Current Position

Ilia Maidanik - PhD 2019; Postdoc 2019-2021

Biostatistician, Technostat Clinical Service, Israel

Dror Shitrit - PhD 2020; Postdoc 2020-2021

Research Scientist at Imagindairy, Israel

Margalit Peleg - Research Assistant 2015-2021

Bioinformatician, Technion Genome Center

Yotam Hulata - MSc 2015; Research Assistant 2015-2021

Clinical Research Coordinator at the Ministry of Health, Israel

Sophia Zborowsky - PhD 2019; Postdoc 2020 

Post-doc, Debarbieux Lab, Pasteur Institut, France

Lilach Pnueli - Research Scientist 2015-2020

Research Scientist, Melamed Lab, Technion

Nava Baran - Lab Manager 2006-2011; Research Scientist 2012-2020

Retired

Noor Marwat - PhD 2017; Postdoc 2018-2020

Lab Director, Laboratory for Applied Cancer Research, Rambam Hospital

Irena Pekarski - Research Assistant 2009-2019

Research Assistant, Béjà Lab, Technion

Nitzan Shamir - MSc 2018; Research Assistant 2019-2020

Lab Associate, MyHeritage

Daniel Schwartz - MSc 2011; PhD 2017

Post-doc, Lennon Lab, Indiana University, USA

Svetlana Fridman - PhD 2016

Lab Assistant Manager, Central Microbiology

Ayalla Fedida - PhD 2016

Post-doc, Falik-Zaccai Lab, Bar Ilan University

Svetlana Goldin - Postdoc 2015

Research Scientist, Lindell Lab, Technion

Shay Kirzner - PhD 2014

Chief Technology Officer, Foresee Genomics Ltd

Eyal Greengrass - MSc 2013

Data Team Management, ICTS Europe

Sarit Avrani - PhD 2012

Assistant Professor, Haifa University

Roi Feingersh - Postdoc 2012
Naama Dekel - MSc 2012
Gazalah Sabehi - Postdoc 2007

R&D Manager, Galil Genetic Analysis Ltd

Postdoctoral Researcher, Merck R&D Department, Israel. 

Lab Manager and Research Scientist, Lindell  Lab, Technion