Dor Salomon, Ph.D.

Principal investigator

Associate Professor

Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

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.


Biswanath Jana, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biswanath completed his B.Sc and M.Sc from Calcutta University, India. He did his Ph.D under the guidance of Prof. Subrata Sau in the Department of Biochemistry at Bose institute, India. His Ph.D work focused on biophysical and biochemical characterization of a MIP-like protein from E. coli. After his Ph.D , he joined the lab of Prof. Indranil Biswas as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA. In his postdoctoral studies, he worked on the functional mechanism of Clp genes in Streptococcus mutans. In the Salomon lab, Biswanath is trying to use the T6SS as a new antibacterial platform.


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.


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.


Daniel Tchelet, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

Daniel got his M.Sc. at the Faculty of Life Science at Tel Aviv University working on Legionella. In the Salomon lab, he is working to characterize the activities, regulation, and effector repertoires of Vibrio T6SSs.

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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