Group Members

Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel

Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel

The Ben May Professorial Chair
Principal Investigator
+972-8-934-6058 +972-8-934-6060
Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building for Biomedical Research
Name Degree Thesis Title Graduated
Lian Narunsky Haziza PhD Pan-cancer characterization of the tumor mycobiome and its clinical effects 2022
Jonathan Grozovski MSc In-silico investigation of translation errors, SARS-Cov-2 mutations; and their immunization potential 2022
Ruthie Golomb MSc Studying evolutionary game dynamics through public good protein production 2020
Tzahi Gabzi MSc Exploration of Rugged Fitness Landscapes
Explains Wild Type's Sub Optimality
Alisa Greenberg MSc Systematic detection of cellular factors affecting translation accuracy upon physiological and genetic perturbations 2019
Avia Yehonadav MSc Detection and Analysis of Translation Errors in E. Coli Upon Induction of Environmental Perturbations 2018
Idan Frumkin PhD Evolutionary mechanisms of cellular machineries of the central dogma 2018
Liron Zahavi MSc Intra-species genomic variability in the human gut microbiome
and its association with host factors
Omer Asraf MSC Starvation to amino acids modifies the cost of gene expression in E. coli. 2017
Noa Aharon- Hefetz MSc Regulation of mRNA decay kinetics in response to environmental stimuli 2017
Itamar Françoise MSc Experimental evolution of horizontal gene transfer 2016
Sivan Kaminski MSc Reverse Transcription as a potential molecular mechanism for Lamarckian evolution 2015
Aviv Rotman MSc How do Cells Minimize the Cost of Translation? 2015
Nir Fluman Post Doc  


Sivan Navon  PhD Deciphering the codons’ code: Selection beyond amino acid sequence.


Hila Gingold  PhD

Dynamic interplay between codon usage and the tRNA pool affects translation efficiency and may play a role in shaping the cell fate

Avihu Yona PhD

The role of genomic duplications in adaptive evolution

Zohar Bloom PhD Exploring the dynamics of the tRNA pool through systematic deletion of tRNA genes 2013
Shalem Ophir PhD Post transcriptional regulation and its interaction with transcription revealed by genome-wide and synthetic gene approaches 2012
Idan Frumkin MSc What are the mechanisms driving the evolution of
tRNA multi-copy gene families?
Yishay Shoval  Post Doc   2012
Yair Manor MSc Genome-wide coupling of mRNA transcription and degradation, and promoter-mediated mRNA decay in two distant yeast species 2012
Nitai Steinberg MSc

Bet-hedging in the evolutionarily-conditioned response of Escherichia coli towards sugars

Ilya Venger  PhD Robustness of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to deletion mutations and response to environmental perturbations through the lens of large-scale metabolic 2010
Amir Mitchell  PhD

Adaptive environmental conditioning: Prediction of environmental changes by eukaryotic and prokaryotic micro-organisms

Reut Shalgi  PhD

Coupling transcriptional and post-transcriptional miRNA regulation in the control of cell proliferation

Maria Rodriguez Martinez  Post Doc   2009
Asaf Carmi MSc

The evolution of coding sequences and tRNA pools, and its role in shaping translation efficiency

Naomi Siew  Post Doc   2008
Orna Man  PhD

The involvement of regulation of protein expression in species divergence

Yuval Dorfan PhD


Ophir Shalem MSc Regulation of mRNA decay kinetics in response to environmental stimuli 2007
Michal Lapidot PhD Sequence elements controlling gene expression: The case of transcription regulatory motifs and of antisene transcripts


Ron Kafri PhD Mechanisms and regulation of genetic buffering and the evolution of genetic redundancy 2006
Arren Bar-Even PhD Noise in protein abundance obeys a general scaling law over multiple genes and growth conditions 2005
Ilana Lavie MSc   2005
Yael Kfir-Garten MSc Computational extraction and visualization of regulatory elements in the yeast transcriptional network from genome-wide data 2005
Ilana Lavie MSc Identification of protein residues and amino-acid properties that
determine binding specificity of G protein-coupled receptors