I am a Master’s student and Gutwirth scholar at the Kishony lab in the Faculty of Biology at the Technion – Israel Institute of technology, where I harness novel genomic approaches and big data to investigate how microbial pathogens evolve inside our body.
I am invested in developing experimental and computational tools to understand how evolutionary dynamics and interspecies interactions bring rise to diversity, and how they may contribute to pathogen colonization and evolution. I occasionally write about these topics in my blog.
Evaluation of COVID-19 RT-qPCR Test in Multi sample Pools. Paper
Idan Yelin*, Noga Aharony*, Einat Shaer Tamar*, Amir Argoetti*, Esther Messer, Dina Berenbaum, Einat Shafran, Areen Kuzli, Nagham Gandali, Omer Shkedi, Tamar Hashimshony, Yael Mandel-Gutfreund, Michael Halberthal, Yuval Geffen, Moran Szwarcwort-Cohen, Roy Kishony. Clinical Infectious Diseases (2020).
Adeno‐Associated Viral Vectors for Homology‐Directed Generation of CAR‐T Cells. Paper
Pablo D. Moço, Noga Aharony, Amine Kamen. Biotechnology Journal (2019).
What not to ask a scientist In the last year of my neuroscience degree, I sat in a guest lecture by one of the department’s newly-recruited professor. His lab explored the signalling molecules that orchestrated the very detailed, fine-tuned process of wiring the brain to the eye. It was an intimate seminar where he talkedContinue reading “Science Purgatory”
I had this argument with my aunt, who said that one of the reasons we shouldn’t worry as much about COVID-19, is that viruses evolve to be less lethal over time, and she said that this is what happened with H1N1. I’ve only been studying evolution for a few months, and in bacteria, not viruses.Continue reading “Optimal Lethality”
For my graduate project I am trying to grow a community of microbes together. The main problem I’m facing is that putting many species together is not a guarantee they will survive, some will go “extinct” in my experiment.To do that, two different postdoctoral students advised me to use a minimal and defined media, likeContinue reading “When Less Is More?”