Bar-Ilan University (BIU)

PhD student

Bar Ilan University Faculty of Medicine

Safed, Israel

Looking for PhD students to join new projects on the role of microbiome and/or epigenetics in neurodevelopment and autism. We use state-of-the-art behavioral and molecular techniques in mice models to study how microbiome affects brain development and mamallian behaviors. Some studies focus particularly on epigenetic mechanisms in the brain that are connected to proper development of behavior.

Examples of recent research in our lab includes can be found in the following three manuscripts:

1. Sams DS, Nardone S, Getselter D, Raz, D, Tal M, Rayi PR, Kaphzan H, Hakim O, Elliott E (2016) Neuronal CTCF is necessary for basal and experience-dependant gene regulation, memory formation and genomic structure of BDNF and Arc. Cell Reports. 22 17(9):2418-2430

2. Tabouy L, Getselter D, Weber N, Ziv O, Koren O, Elliott E. (2018) Dysregulation of microbiome and effects of probiotic treatment in genetic autism mouse model. Brain Behavior and Immunology. S0889-1591(18)30188-0

3. Lukic I, Getselter D, Ziv O, Oron O, Reuveni E, Koren O, Elliott E. (2019) Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects of depressive-like behavior. Translational Psychiatry. 9(1):133


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