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Dor Salomon, Ph.D.

Principal investigator

Associate Professor

Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

dorsalomon@mail.tau.ac.il

Dor did his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in the Faculty of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University. His Ph.D. work focused on understanding plant-pathogen interactions, specifically bacterial Type III Secretion System effectors, in Prof. Guido Sessa's lab.

Dor then moved to Dallas, TX, and joined the lab of Prof. Kim Orth at UT Southwestern Medical Center for his postdoc, where he studied type III effectors and the Type VI Secretion System in pathogenic vibrios.

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Chaya Mushka (Mushki) Fridman, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

Mushki has a bachelor in medical laboratory sciences from "Hadassah academic college - Jerusalem". After her studies, she worked at "POCARED diagnostics Ltd" as a microbiology lab technician. In the Salomon lab, Mushki works to discover new T6SS effector families.

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Katarzyna Kanarek, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

Katarzyna has a master's in microbiology with a major in medical microbiology, immunology, and laboratory diagnostic from the University of Lodz, Poland. In the Salomon lab, Katarzyna focuses on novel Vibrio-specific marker for T6SS effectors.

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Kinga Keppel

Lab manager

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Shir Mass

M.Sc. student

Shir has a bachelor's degree in marine biotechnology from "Ruppin Academic Center". In the Salomon lab. she is working on T6SS in V. coralliilyticus

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Sarah Schiffmann, DMD

M.Sc. student

Sarah has a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tel Aviv University. In the Salomon lab, Sarah studies T6SS activity in V. parahaemolitycus.

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Ksenia Leo, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

Ksenia Leo (nee Tsvetkova) received her M.Sc. degree in microbiology from Lomonosov Moscow State University while working on the mode of action of BREX, a class of antiphage defense systems in bacteria. She spent several years in the industry, and then moved to Israel and started her Ph.D. at TAU, focusing on the poorly studied T6SS system of the biocontrol agent, plant pathogen, and opportunistic human pathogen, Pantoea agglomerans.

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Tridib Mahata, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow (joint with the Qimron lab)

Tridib is leading a project on a novel, widespread mobile genetic element  that contains diverse cargo comprising offensive and defensive tools. He is deciphering the mechanism of transfer of these elements. He has also revealed several new anti-phage defense systems encoded within these elements.

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