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 development. This is the oldest project in the lab, and probably what we're most well 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 animals, using both Arabidopsis and Drosophila as model systems.
Recently we got interested in the question of what anti-cancer drugs 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.
If you're interested in my book:
From Darwin’s early fascination with stems and vines to The Little Shop of Horrors, we have always marveled at plant
diversity and form. In WHAT A PLANT KNOWS, I highlight the latest research in plant science to present a new look at how plants experience
the world. We have much more in common with sunflowers and oak
trees than we may realize.
If you want more information about my book and the science behind it, checkout What A Plant Knows