Lab Members

altHead of the Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics – Personal Nutrition and Medicine Lab
Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Ariel University.
 

Prof. Birk did her BSc in Food Biotechnology, followed by a BSc in Clinical Nutrition, an MSc in Nutrition-Biochemistry and PhD in Molecular Nutrition, all at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Focusing on the crosstalk between nutrition and genetics, she went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Nutrition at the University of Maryland, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Human Genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her main research interests are Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, focusing on genetic polymorphisms and molecular genetic aspects of nutritional effects on complex diseases and traits, such as obesity, hypertension, digestion, fertility, cancer and athletic performance. With a focus on obesity research, another facet of her lab deals with molecular studies of differentiation of adipocytes and exocrine pancreas cells. She tutors many students, both undergraduates and graduates, has authored dozens of scientific papers in her field and has many scientific collaborations in Israel, Europe and the United States.

Current:

אביטל

Avital Horwitz

דוד

David Fozailoff

גל

Gal Lavi

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Lilah Hopi

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Ester Gonen

Graduate students:

9

Hagit Salem – Post-doctoral Fellowship

3

Michal Efrat

1

Nir Eynon - Post-doctoral Fellowship

10

Mariana Anosov

11

Katia Yatachanko

12

Yael Ben-Harosh

2

Karin Ben-Dor

8

Chen Fogel

6

Talya Rosenfeld

4

Hila Danino

7

Yael Sharon

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Netta Bozer

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Adina Bacher

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Roni Peri

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Noa Levi

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Olga Aksanov

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Efrat Forti

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Ziv Landau

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Ronen Naim

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Nili Elinson

Undergraduate: Research Project Students (past and present):

  • Moran Dekel
  • Iris Margalit
  • Yakov Hakk
  • Efrat Forti
  • Nadav Ron
  • Avigail Lazmi and Efrat Semo Maya
  • Alcalay
  • Hadas Oz
  • Hadas Richter
  • Yariv Yehoshua
  • Naama Almog
  • Dana Bezalel
  • Ela Gatilov
  • Lotan Dagai
  • Hagit Siboniy
  • Miri Danan
  • Lia Dahan
  • Yael Nave
  • Katia Zagorsky
  • Tal Lober
  • Hila Danino
  • Yael Hevroni
  • Hali Zehavi
  • Fogel Han
  • Brodska Anastasiia
  • Anastasia Shpilco
  • Rotem Reuvani
  • Namma Yeruslavitz
  • Bela Kupilowitz
  • Kori Balastra
  • Tamar Segal
  • Shmolik Avlas
  • Ariel Ben-Basat
  • Lior Mezrahi +Mor Gur-Aria
  • Reut Ganot+Lital Stiklaru+Einav Weiss
  • Moran Shalav + Yana Gaglia
  • Ayalt Mencbach+Getit Hovv
  • Bar Levi+Yulia Lamm
  • Reut Cinai +Yoni Geler