About me

Ph.D. Genetics, 1993, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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Here's a link to my on-line memoir "My Covid Year"

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.

TAKE THE CLASS: What A Plant Knows is now part of a two-part Coursera lecture series on line! Register now and start learning more about plant biology!

If you're interested in my science:

Here's the Google Scholar link for everything I've published.

While serving as President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, I've maintained my lab which now focuses on understanding the the mechanisms by which plants utilize and respond to a novel phytohormone, indole-3-carbinol (I3C).

I3C is 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.