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Faculty researchers have established and are active in several research centers
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aboratories that emphasize excellence and interdisciplinarity.

The Center of Brain and Behavior Research
Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavior Research Center.


The Laboratory for Molecular Pathways in the Resolution of Inflammation
Cellular and molecular immunology of the inflammation.

  Dr. Amiram Ariel

The Laboratory of Genetics and Epigenetics of Aging and Longevity
Research Areas: Longevity, epigenomic, WGS, WES, GWAS.

  Prof. Gil Atzmon

The Laboratory of Neurobiology of Learning & Memory
Cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory in the mammalian brain.

  Prof. Edi Barkai

The Laboratory of Brest Cancer Dormancy and Metastasis
Research Area : Breast Cancer Recurrence

  Dr. Dalit Barkan

The Laboratory of Receptor Biology
Research Areas: Signal transduction, G protein-coupled receptors, cyclooxygenase, degradation, ubiquitination.

  Dr. Liza Barki-Herrington

Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Molecular Chronobiology, Molecular Ecology, Population Genetics

  Dr. Rachel Ben - Shlomo

Laboratory of Sediment Analysis
Geology, marine geology, sedimentology, climate change, paleosesmology, environmental studies.

  Dr. Revital Bookman

Laboratory of Computational Biology
Computational Biology - Bioinformatics.

  Prof. Alexander Bolshoy

Blaustien Ecology Lab
Most generally, we study ecology at various levels - theoretical and applied

  Prof. Leon Blaustien

The Center for Computational and Scientific Mathematics
A center for interdisciplinary academic endeavors, excellence in research, a home for youth activities in science.

  Prof. Yair Censor

Astrophysics at Haifa University

Our research interests are quite diverse within the field of astrophysics and astro-particle physics.

  Dr. Doron Chelouche

Chemistry Laboratory

Research Area :  Organic and Organometallic compounds

  Dr. Nicka Chinkov

Laboratory of Pollination Ecology, Institute of Evolution

  Prof. Amos Dafni
Laboratory for Plant Genomics and Disease Resistance
Plant Genomics Molecular Plant - Microbe interactions Wild Emmer Wheat and wild barley from Israel as a source for genes for improvment of cultivated wheat and barley Plant Domestication Evolution
  Prof. Tzion Fahima

Laboratory of Environmental and Evolutionary Physiology of Animals.

Research Area : Respiratory physiology, water relations and energetics of terrestrial arthropods in the context of evolution

  Dr. Eran Gefen

Laboratory of Ecological and Environmental Biochemistry

Research area: Natural products, industrial enzymes and BioFuels, wastewater treatment

  Dr. Yoram Gerchman

Laboratory of Microbiology
Environmental microbiology

  Dr. Malka Halpern

Laboratory of Plant-Animal Interactions

Research Area : Seed dispersal, pollination, bird nutrition

  Prof. Ido Izhaki

The Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging & Learning Research- LFBI-LR
Research Areas: Systems neurobiology, learning & memory, language acquisition.

  Prof. Avi Karni

Laboratory of Visual Ecology

Research Area :Visual ecology and visually guided behavior in selected species of fishes, reptiles and birds

  Prof. Gadi Katzir

Laboratory For Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders


Dr. Hanoch Kaphzan

Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology of Insects

Research area: insect behavioral ecology within the framework of pollination and host-parasitoid interactions

  Dr. Tamar Keasar

Laboratory of Population Genetics and Computational Biology

Population genetics of Drosophila, evolution of sex and recombination, evolution of domestication, sequence comparisons on the above-gene level, genome mapping

  Prof. Abraham Korol

Protein Specificity & Redesign Lab

Deciphering the molecular basis for signal transduction,  molecular switches in cancer, structural and computational biology, structural bioinformatics, protein engineering and design, specificity in drug design.

  Dr. Mickey Kosloff

Laboratory for Molecular Neurobiology of Memory
Research: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning & memory.

  Prof. Rafi Lamprecht

Laboratory of Cell Death and Cancer Research
Molecular mechanisens of cell death and Cancer research, developing novel therapies for cancer

  Dr. Sarit Larisch

Laboratory of Organismic Botany

Areas of research: Defensive plant coloration, visual and chemical signaling by plants, plant domestication and the origin of agriculture, development, meristematic activity, archaeobotany, plant sexuality

  Prof. Simcha Lev- Yadun

Haifa U.-Technion String Theory Group


Prof. Gilad Lifschytz

Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Process
Development biology of Cnidarians - Jellyfish and sea anemone

  Dr. Tamar Lotan

Laboratory for Neurobiology of Emotions
Research Interests: Neurobiology of fear and extinction memories: focus on system analysis. Effects of stress on fear and extinction across development.

  Dr. Mouna Maroun

Markman Behavioral and Chemical Ecology Lab

Research Area : parental care, foraging strategies, dissect of synthetic and natural chemicals on animals



Dr. Shay Markman

The Neural Representations Lab


Dr. Genela Morris

The Human Memory Lab

  Dr. Avi Mendelsohn

Laboratory for Anti Diabetic Natural Products Research

Research Area : diabetes, anti – diabetic natural products, Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF).

  Dr. Nitsa Mirsky

The Laboratory of plant ecology and conservation

Research Area : Fire ecology, pollination and diversity

  Prof. Gidi Ne'eman

Privman lab: evolutionary genomic of social insects

  Dr. Eyal Privman

Molecular Laboratory
Evolution of protein complexes

  Dr. Elah Pick

The Brain and Behavior Laboratory
Focuses on the understanding of the neurobiology of stress-related disorders, particulary Post- traumatic stress disorder and stress- induced depression.

  Prof. Gal Richter - Levin

The Laboratory for Evolutionary Development Investigating the molecular developmental basis of evolutionary change

  Dr. Rami Reshef
Animal Flight Group
Form, Function and environment of flying animals
  Dr. Nir Sapir

The Laboratory for Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
Exploring how memories are being formed and maintained in the mammalian brain.

  Prof. Kobi Rosenblum

Conservation Biology Lab

Research Area : Biodiversity and Biology of Endangered Species


Dr. Uri Shanas

Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Genomics Laboratory
  Prof. Sagi Snir

Lab of tissue stem-cells research
Research Area : Tissue specific stem cells, stem cell niche, post-transcriptional regulation, small RNAs, RNA binding proteins, spermatogenesis.

  Dr. Hila Toledano

The Laboratory for Neurobiology of Social Interactions
Social behavior, olfaction.

  Dr. Shlomo Wagner

Laboratory of Biotechnology & Biodiversity of Fungi

Medical mushrooms & cancer, mushrooms industrial cultivation, biodiversity of fungi of Israel

  Prof. Solomon Wasser

Genome Diversity Center

Molecular evolution; genome diversity; structural biology

  Prof. Edward Trifonov