Tzur Yonatan

Dr. Yonatan Tzur
Germ Cells Development
Genetics

Research Interests

In our lab we aim to study the process of oocyte development from germ stem cells. In our studies we make use of novel techniques we develop like: 1. CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering and related manipulations. 2. Single oocyte transcriptome analysis. Our long term goal is to study these processes so we could understand the reasons for the decline in human oocyte quality, which leads to exponential increase in birth defects before a woman turns 40.

Dissertation Topics

  1. Characterization of non-coding RNA in sperm and oocyte development.
  2. How does inter and intra cell signal transduction affect oocyte aging?
  3. Unexpected effects of DNA break repair following CRISPR engineering and how to avoid it.
  4. Characterization of sex chromosome silencing in germ cells.
  5. Mechanisms of protecting the proliferative germ cell population

 

Dr. Yonatan Tzur

Contact

E-mail
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02-65-85442
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02-6586975
Office
Silberman -552