"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing"-
I'm a microbial ecology scientist, a student at the joint Biotechnology Ph.D./MBA program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My PhD research is under the supervision of Dr. Eddie Cytryn (the Soil, Water and Environmental Science Institute, ARO) and Prof. Eduard Jurkevitz (HUJI, Hebrew University of Jerusalem). My research involves molecular biology and computational biology to explore microbial interactions and antibiotic production at the plant roots environment.
Alongside my academic research, I co-founded FaculTech, an entrepreneurship center at the Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Food, HUJI. I co-managed the center for two years, building its community of graduate students and interactions with the surrounding Agtech and Foodtech industries.
Shira Penner, Barak Dror , Iris Aviezer , Yamit Bar‐Lev , Ayelet Salman‐Minkov, Terezie Mandakova , Petr Šmarda, Itay Mayrose and Yuval Sapir
High Levels of CO2 Induce Spoilage by Leuconostoc mesenteroides by Upregulating Dextran-Synthesis Genes
October 2018 (Applied and Environmental Microbiology)
Emergence of Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a causative agent of oozing in carrots stored under non-ventilated conditions
August 2017 (Microbial Biotechnology)
Yael Lampert, Barak Dror, Noa Sela, Paula Teper-Bamnolker, Avinoam Daus, Shlomo Sela and Dani Eshel
Awards and Scholarships (partial)
The Israeli Phytopathological Society Scholarship for Excellence
'Lily Teper' Scholarship for Excellence
Data Scientist Intern, Indigo Agriculture, Boston, USA.
Rieger Foundation Fellowship
Thought For Food Global Ambassador
The Greenstein Award