Insect Genetics Group
Phi - Philippos Papathanos
Postdoctoral Research Associate
MSc Student (with J. Bohbot)
Phd Student (with Asaf Levy)
Admin Lab Manager
Moshe Elbaz, PhD (2020-2021)
Moshe joined the lab and spearheaded our genetic engineering efforts in Drosophila fly research. Moshe is also to thank for endless hours managing the recent expansion of insect rearing and engineering capacity.
Chen Goh (Summer 2019)
Visiting Research Intern
Chen joined the group as a summer intern from Imperial College London. He focused his 10 weeks in the lab on the development of new genomics data for Ae. albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito. He developed custom pipelines to assemble and quantify gene expression through mosquito development and compile it into a mosquito atlas. He left us to return to his final year in Imperial College London, and then - sky is the limit!
Yehonaton Alcalay PhD (2018-2022)
Yoni was the first staff member recruited to the Papathanos group. Initially a Lab Manager, he was instrumental in physically setting up the lab, writing grants,, recruiting and training students, establishing protocols, alongside running his independent research. He was then promoted to Staff Scientist and led the Anopheles project in the group. Yoni is now working as Head of R&D at BugEra, an Israeli-based Insect Biotechnology company which specializes in genetic engineering of the Black Solider Fly.