Current lab members

(in order of appearance)

Dorothee Huchon (Principal investigator 2003-)
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Michal Haddas-Sasson (Lab technician 2007-)

Ronen Liberman (PhD student 2018-)
Research subject: "Mesophotic octocoral genetic"
in collaboration with Prof. Yehuda Benayahu.

Dr. Aditya Gupta (Post Doc student 2020-)
Research subject: "Myxozoans of Israel"

Yael Klirs (MSc student 2020-)
Research subject: "Aplousobranchian mitochondrial genomes"

Einav Lazar (MSc student 2020-)
Research subject: "The soft corals genera Cladiella and Klyxum: taxonomy and their symbiotic unicellular algae"
in collaboration with Prof. Yehuda Benayahu.

Past lab members

(in order of disappearance)

Chagai Rot (MSc student 2003-2006)
Research subject: "The complete mitochondrial genome of the sponge Negombata magnifica ".
in collaboration with Micha Ilan.

Ophir Shneor (MSc student 2004-2007)
Research subject: "Migration waves of a Sylvia warbler (Sylvia atricapilata)".
in collaboration with Yoram Yom-Tov.

Sara Kinamon (Lab technician 2003-2007)

Tiratha Raj Singh (Post-doc student 2008-2009)
(Visiting student 2006-2008)
Research subject: "Mitochondrial gene rearangements".

Shani Blanga-Kanfi (Research Assistant 2007-2008)
Research subject: "Rodent phylogeny".

Itay Goldfarb (MSc student 2005-2009)
Research subject: "A new molecular marker to resolve basal Metazoa phylogeny".

Nir Ezra (MSc student 2007-2010)
Research subject: "Molecular phylogeny of the sponge order Poecilosclerida".

Naama Gil (MSc student 2008-2010)
Research subject: "Two novel molecular markers to elucidate sponge phylogeny".

Frida Belinky (PhD student 2006-2011)
Research subject: "Solving phylogenetic relationships within Metazoa: insertion/deletion analyses, sponge mitochondrial genomes, and a novel protein marker".

Amir Szitenberg (PhD student 2007-2013)
Research subject: "Phylogenetics, taxonomy and evolution of Tetillidae (Spirophorida, Porifera)".

Tamar Feldstein (Research Assistant 2007-2013)
Research subjects: "Sponge and Tunicate phylogeny"

Maya Spivak (MSc student 2009-2013)
Research subject: "A revision of the genus Crocidura in Israel"
in collaboration with Shai Meiri.

Moran Neuhof (Project student 2013-2014)
Research subject: "Analysis of the transcriptome of Kudoa iwatai"

Liran Dray (MSc student 2014-2016)
Research subject: "The complete mitochondrial genome of Rhopalaea idoneta (Tunicata, Diazonidae)"

Hanan Arafat (MSc student 2015-2018)
Research subject: "The complete mitochondrial genome of Coeloplana loyai (Ctenophora, Platyctenida)"

Bar Lavi (Research Assistant 2018)
Research subject: "Molecular phylogeny of Aplousobranchia (Tunicata)"

Amir (Zamir) Fromm (Project student 2017-2018)
Research subject: "Analysis of the mitochondrial genome of Raneya brasilensis"

Dayana Yahalomi (PhD student 2014-2019)
Research subject: "Evolution of Myxozoan mitochondrial genomes"

Erez Shpirer (MSc student 2013-2018; Research Assistant 2018-2019)
Research subject: "Identification of nematocyst-restricted genes in Myxozoa"

Maria Novosolov (Post Doc student 2018-2019)
Research subject: "The mitochondrial genome of Appendicularia (Tunicata)"

Ruth Maggeni (Research Assistant Summer 2020)
Research subject: "Myxozoan genomes"

Kevin Packer (Research Assistant Summer 2020)
Research subject: "Ascidians of the mediterranean coast of Israel"

Arnav K. Upadhyay (PhD student 2018-2020)
Research subject: "Evolution of mitochondrial genomes"

Tatiana Orli Milkewitz Sandberg (Master student 2018-2021)
Research subject: "Myxobolid (Myxozoa, Cnidaria) mitochondrial genomes"