Ron is a postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department at Yale University. He joined the lab of Prof. Jonathon Howard in 2015 to explore and to learn about the world of motor proteins and cytoskeleton. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Organic Chemistry Department under the supervision of Prof. Itamar Willner.
Prior to that, he received his M.Sc. from Tel-Aviv University in the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology under the supervision of Prof. Ehud Gazit.
Ron is married to Meital and they have two children, Alon and Maya. He joined ScienceAbroad in order to establish an Israeli community at Yale.
For his Ph.D., Adi studied the interactions between marine sponges and their microbial symbionts, and graduated from the Zoology Department at Tel Aviv University.
In his current research, Adi is studying the microbial ecology of soils at a sub-alpine watershed, using genome-resolved metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. The goal of this study, which is part of a long-term research effort taken by the Department of Energy, is to model how early snowmelt, due to climate change, affects carbon and nitrogen dynamics in high altitude watersheds, and how this in turn affects downstream water sources.
Liron Rabany, Ph.D.
Liron holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Tel-Aviv University, where her primary research focus was negative symptoms of schizophrenia. She investigated deep Transcrainial Magnetic Stimulation for the treatment of negative symptoms, as well as examined the symptoms structure and leading assessment tools for negative symptoms and depression in schizophrenia.
In her post-doctoral work, conducted at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, she focuses on brain circuitry and dynamics, in schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders and additional psychiatric conditions, as well as healthy individuals.