Sagol faculty


Prof. Uri Gophna

Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences

Tel: 03-6409988


Research topic: Microbial effects on behavior and brain disorders Research methods: Microbial ecology; Metagenomics; Metaproteomics; Systems biology

Research methods: Deep sequencing/massively parallel sequencing, gene cloning, quantitative RT-PCR, immunofluorescence, yeast two-hybrid assays, cell culture, scanning electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, in situ hybridization, bioinformatics.

Main projects in the lab include:

  1. How bacterial species modulate neuro-inflammation in mouse models of MS
  2. How different bacterial communities affect smell and social behavior in bats
  3. How the microorganisms and their metabolites affect stress-induced depression