Rona Shaharabani

Rona Shaharabani

Postdoc Fellow

She earned her B.Sc. in chemistry (Cum Laude) and Ph.D. (Lipid-protein interaction in myelin sheaths; myelination and demyelination) from Tel-Aviv University.
Her interests are in the field of biophysics, myelin, self-assembly, molecular biology, molecular electronics, X-ray scattering, electron microscopy techniques, MRI and NMR. 
Her current work in the Mezer lab focuses on the sensitivity of qMRI signal to changes in water surface interactions in biological systems, specifically myelin sheath. 



Contact information

Phone: +972-50-8487661

Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) Goodman Building, South Wing, 2nd Floor, Lab 2202. The Hebrew University 
Givat Ram, Jerusalem 9190401

Recent publications

  1. Rona Shaharabani, Maor Ram-On, Yeshayahu Talmon & Roy Beck, Pathological Transitions in Myelin Membrane Driven by Environmental and Multiple Sclerosis Conditions, PNAS, 2018, 115 (44), pp 11156-11161. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1804275115
  2. Gili Abramov*, Rona Shaharabani*, Omry Morag, Ram Avinery, Anat Haimovich, Inbal Oz, Roy Beck, Amir Goldbourt. Structural Effects of Single Mutations in a Filamentous Viral Capsid Across Multiple Length Scales, Biomacromolecules, 2017, 18 (8), pp 2258-2266. *Equal contribution. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00125
  3. Assaf Harnoy, Marina Buzhor, Einat Tirosh, Rona Shaharabani, Roy Beck, Roey Amir. A Modular Synthetic Approach for Adjusting the Disassembly Rates of Enzyme-Responsive Polymeric Micelles, Biomacromolecule, 2017, 18 (4), pp 1218-1228. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b01906
  4. Merav Segal, Ram Avinery, Marina Buzhor, Rona Shaharabani, Assaf Harnoy, Einat Tirosh, Roy Beck, Roey Amir. Molecular Precision and Enzymatic Degradation: From Readily to Undegradable Polymeric Micelles by Minor Structural Changes, JACS, 2017, 139 (2), pp 803–810. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10624