Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Residence: Jerusalem, Israel Undergraduate studies: Biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem PhD: Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 1984 Post Doc: Developmental Neurobiology, Institut d’Embryologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire, Paris 1984-1987 Lecturer: The Hebrew University, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology 1987 Asoc. Prof: The Hebrew University 1995
We are interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development of the nervous and skeletal systems during embryogenesis. We use the Chicken (Gallus gallus) and Quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) embryos as model organisms.
Processes Regulating specification and delamination of neural crest progenitors
Mechanisms of epithelial-mesenchymal conversion of neural crest progenitors
Signals regulating migration and specification of neural crest derivatives
Specification and differentiation of chromaffin cells (with Prof. Klaus Unsicker)
The transition from the neural crest to the roof plate stage during spinal cord ontogeny
Development of the skeletal system:
Mechanisms of lineage segregation of dermomyotome precursors and of myotome development
The formation and growth of skeletal muscle: mechanisms that control stem cell colonization
ENU day 2017 is coming!
We are excited to host this year's ENU day on March 29, 2017, at ELSC. The conference will focus on our community's scientific work, and will allow us to share our recent professional insights and experiences.