Prof. Smadar Ben Tabou deLeon

Associate Professor

Department of Marine Biology

Email: sben-tab@univ.haifa.ac.il

Phone: 972-4-8288267

Research interest

From Cnidaria to humans, animals share similar sets of genes yet have radically different body plans; the difference lies in the organization of these genes in developmental gene regulatory networks (GRNs). We are addressing fundamental challenges in developmental, evolutionary and ecological studiesby studying the regulatory networks that drive the sea urchin embryo development.