An important focus of the research in my group is the study of bacterial intra- and interspecies signaling mechanisms. Cell-to-cell communication is used by single-cell organisms to coordinate their behavior and function in such a way that they can adapt to changing environments and possibly compete with multicellular organisms. We aim to elucidate unknown signals and their receptors that mediate chemical crosstalk between species. Basically, we aim to unravel mysteries that guide life on Earth.
Kornis Family Distinguished Lecturer Award, Univ. New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2022
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Faculty of Natural Sciences, BGU, 2013
Toronto Prize for Excellence in Research, BGU, 2011
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Faculty of Natural Sciences, BGU, 2010