If you're interested in my science:

My lab at Tel Aviv University focuses on two distinct projects:

Understanding the role of the COP9 signalosome (CSN)  in regulating plant responses to the environment. This is the oldest project in the lab, and what we're most known for. The CSN is a multi-subunit protein complex that I originally identified in Arabidopsis, but which we later showed to be essential for animal development as well. We are using a combination of genetic, molecular and genomic approaches to dissect the varied roles of the CSN in the development of plants, and in understanding how this complex mediates responses to the environment.

Recently we got interested in the question of what anti-cancer chemicals found in plants do for the plant
. Particularly we're studying indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a phytochemical found in vegetables like broccoli and mustard that has also been reported effective in killing breast and prostate cancer cells. We've discovered that I3C modulates hormone signaling in Arabidopsis, perhaps to modulate plant development in response to herbivory.

If you want more information about my lab, checkout the Laboratory of Complex Biology.
If you're interested in my book:

WHAT A PLANT KNOWS: A Field Guide to the Senses (2012, 2nd ed 2017, Scientific American / Farrar, Straus & Giroux) provides a fascinating look at how plants experience the world — from the colors they see, to the aromas they smell and to the sensations they feel.

If you want more information about my book and the science behind it, checkout What A Plant Knows.

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