THE ODED RECHAVI LAB

LABORATORY FOR RADICAL SCIENCE
The Rechavi Lab

 

In our lab we challenge basic dogmas regarding inheritance and evolution, using simple powerful genetic model organisms. In particular, using nematodes, we have shown that exposure to different challenges triggers the synthesis of heritable small RNAs which regulate genes in the progeny, resulting in phenotypic changes several generations down the road. In addition to studying epigenetic inheritance, we are developing useful parasites, investigating the neuronal basis of rational decision-making, and try to do as many crazy experiments as possible.

We focus our studies mostly, but not exclusively, on C.elegans nematodes, wonderful creatures that we find irresistible. C.elegans has a super-short generation time of just 3 days, and its nervous system is composed of just 302 neurons (and the entire “connectome” is mapped). These properties, combined with awesome genetic tools and unparalleled ease of cultivation, make the worm the ideal model organism for studying memory, and in particular heritable memory. Nevertheless, we are aware that other organisms have feelings too, and therefore try to make our studies as relevant as possible, so no one is offended. We currently study also toxoplasma parasites, and planaria flatworms, but there are often other weird animals running around the lab.

NEWS

 
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Congrats Oded for winning the Schmidt Science Polymath Award!

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Artwork by Viktor Koen

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Haaretz News: DNA unlocks the secrets of the dead sea scrolls.

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Oded Rechavi's Q&A at the 'Current Biology' magazine

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"An israeli researcher has shown that information that parents learn can pass on to their offspring."

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"Molecular biologist Oded Rechavi explains his idea for bringing the Twitter science community together at ‘The Woodstock of Biology’."

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Congrats to Oded for winning the Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research.

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Dr. Oded Rechavi was hosted by President Reuven Rivlin in honor of the first three Israeli recipients of the Blavatnik Award for Exceptional Young Scientists and Engineers.

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Read in Nature our idea on how to create your own friendly scientific community.

WHO WE ARE

 
Lab Members
Alumni
 

EVENTS

The Woodstock of Biology conference, organized by Dr. Oded Rechavi, took place in Tel-Aviv on February 2020.

Dr. Rechavi vision was to organize a meeting for his favorite Twitter scientists.

GALLERY

LOCATION

Dept. of Neurobiology

Sherman building, room 710

The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences

Sagol School of Neuroscience

Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

CONTACT

To contact Oded please write to:

odedrechavi@gmail.com

Phones:

Lab: 972-3-6408609

Office: 972-3-6409825

Research Coordinator: 972-3-640-5043

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