Research Associate and Lab Manager
Dr. Nirit Kara
Nirit completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and supervised the Psychobiology lab of the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo. She carried out her postdoctoral work at Cork, Ireland, where she studied the role of the gut microbiome in neuropsychiatric disorders. She loves spending time with her family, swimming, scuba-diving and taking care of her pets.
Tal is a Ph.D. student in the Blacher laboratory at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She completed her M.Sc. at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, focusing on stress-related psychopathology. Some of her favorite activities include traveling and hiking in nature, sports, and eating chocolate :)
Neta completed her undergraduate studies in Life Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and currently pursuing a Master's degree. She is particularly intrigued by the interplay between the innate immune system and its functions, and the gut microbiota in aging, and how it shapes human health and disease. She enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with friends.
Atara completed her B.Sc in Molecular Biology from Ariel University, studying epigenetics-mediated effects in mouse models of bipolar disorder. She is very passionate about integrative and holistic approaches to study the human body and interested in periphery-brain crosstalk. She knows (the TV show) ‘Friends’ by heart, and likes to read, hike, and spend time with her nieces.
Nadin is an undergraduate student at the ‘Etgar’ program for outstanding students in Life Sciences of the Hebrew University. She is interested in discovering new pathways of gut-brain communication that can be clinically translated and impact human health. She likes reading about new diets while enjoying fine cuisine, and is famous for her best Spotify playlist.
Netta is an undergraduate student at the ‘Etgar’ program for outstanding students in Life Sciences of the Hebrew University. She is interested in studying the role of the gut microbiome in health and disease, and to decipher mechanisms of gut-brain interactions. She enjoys relaxing with a cup of tea and a captivating book, or by practicing meditation.