Sagol faculty


Dr. Lior Mayo

Dept. of Cell Research & Immunology, Faculty of Life Sciences



Research topic: We strive to better understand the mechanisms of autoimmunity and inflammation that underlie neurologic diseases and to translate these laboratory discoveries into new therapies.

Research methods: We take a transdisciplinary approach in our research endeavors using immunologic, genomic, proteomic and metabolomic approaches to study neuroinflammation in pre-clinical (murine) and clinical models. Our research combines state of the art technologies such as single-cell genome-wide sequencing, genomic editing, in-vivo imaging, targeted and un-targeted mass-spectrometry, in-situ molecular imaging and real-time metabolic analysis.

Main projects in the lab include:

  • Elucidating the immune function of the different glial cells in autoimmune diseases and neurologic disorders.
  • Investigating the immunometabolic response in the brain.
  • Studying the crosstalk between the innate and adaptive immune systems in the central nervous system.
  • Exploring the immunological aspects of the astrocyte-neuron relationship.
  • Developing novel strategies for manipulating glial activation and autoimmune responses.