Prof. Yuval Ebenstein
Yuval Ebenstein studied chemistry and physics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, where he also completed his Ph.D. in physical chemistry with Prof. Uri Banin, studying the photophysical properties of individual semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots (QDs).
He then moved to work as a postdoc with Prof. Shimon Weiss at UCLA where he used QDs to light-up individual DNA binding proteins and map them along bacteriophage genomes.
In the summer of 2011 he set-up the NanoBioPhotonix Lab in the department of chemical physics, school of chemistry at Tel Aviv University.
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Dr. Yael Michaeli
Yael is responsible for project management and support of all things "bio".She is also developing new epigenetic analysis tools for single-molecule genome mapping and next generation sequencing.
Sigal is working on Fluorescent detection and global quantification of epigenetic modifications in various cancer types. In my research I developed a high throughput assay for simultaneous enzymatic labeling of 5mC and 5hmC content using multi-sample array slide allowing sensitive analysis that can potentially be used for medical diagnostics.
Gil is a joint student with Prof. Micha Fridman from the organic chemistry department and works on synthesizing and applying epigenetic modification cofactors for DNA labeling.
Dr. Christian Heck (Alumni)
Christian is a postdoc who came from Potsdam University in Germany.
He works on the combination of DNA origami and epigenetic research.
Dr. Tamar Shahal (Alumni)
Tamar is involved in several projects in the lab but focuses mainly on the development and application of high-throughput analysis of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) in genomic DNA.
Dr. Rani Arielly (Alumni)
Rani studied physics and then garduated with Prof. Yoram Selzer, where he studied mulecular junctions.
Rani splits his time between developing new code for data nanalysis and developing new DNA imaging devices.
Amit Shwartz (Alumni)
Recent studies have found an association between reduced 5hmc levels and various cancer types. We set forward to test this association by quantifying
5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmc) in different blood cancer samples and comparing them to healthy controls.
Dr. Michal Levi-Sakin (Alumni)
Michal worked on chemo-enzymatic modifications of DNA for epigenetic studies.
She is now a post doctoral fellow with Prof. Pui Kwok at UCSF
Dr. Yifat Berkov-Zrihen (Alumni)
Yifat graduated from the lab of Prof. Micha Fridman specializing in the organic synthesis. She developed synthetic factors for bioconjugation of epigenetic marks.