Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986 – 1988
    B.Sc. in Biology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1987 – 1988
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1988 – 1991
    Research Assistant, Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences of Eilat (IUI), Israel

  • 1991
    Research Assistant, National Centre for Mariculture, IOLR Eilat, Israel

  • 1992 – 1993
    M.Sc. in Physiology, Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences of Eilat (IUI), Israel

  • 1992 – 1999
    Teaching Instructor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1994 – 2000
    Ph.D. in Physiology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Div. of Microbial and Molecular Ecology, and Interuniv. Institute for Marine Sciences of Eilat (IUI), Israel

  • 2001
    Ph.D. diploma

  • 2001 – 2006
    Post-Doctoral Associate, Dept. Civil & Environ. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

  • Since 2006
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Biology, Technion, Israel

Selected publications

  • Sabehi, G., L. Shaulov, D. Silver, I. Yanai, A. Harel, D. Lindell (2012): A novel lineage of myoviruses infecting marine cyanobacteria is widespread in the oceans. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 109:2037-2042

  • Avrani*, S., D. Schwartz*, D. Lindell (2012): Virus-host swinging party in the oceans: Incorporating biological complexity into paradigms of antagonistic coexistence. *contributed equally to this work. Mobile Genetic Elements, In press.

  • Avrani, S., O. Wurtzel, I. Sharon, R. Sorek, D. Lindell (2011): Genomic island variability facilitates Prochlorococcus-virus coexistence. Nature 474:604-608. See News & Views about this study, Nature 474:582-583.

  • Lindell, D. et al. (2007): Genome-wide expression dynamics of a marine virus and host reveal features of co-evolution. Nature 449:83-86 doi:10.1038/nature06130. See Faculty of 1000 evaluation, Nature Reviews Microbiology, and ASM current topics write-up of this work.

  • Sullivan*, M.B., D. Lindell*, J.A. Lee, L. Thompson, J. Bielawski, S.W. Chisholm (2006): Prevalence and evolution of core photosystem II genes in marine cyanobacterial viruses and their hosts. PLoS Biology 4(8):e234 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040234 *contributed equally to this work. See Faculty of 1000 evaluations, Nature Reviews Microbiology and Science Editors choice write-ups of this work.

  • Lindell, D., J.D. Jaffe, Z.I. Johnson, G.M. Church, S.W. Chisholm (2005): Photosynthesis genes in marine viruses yield proteins during host infection. Nature 438(7064):86-89; advance online publication (doi:10.1038/nature04111). See Faculty of 1000 evaluations, The Scientist and Blackwell Plant Science News write-ups of this work.

  • Lindell, D., S. Penno, M. Al-Qutob, E. David, T. Korpal, B. Lazar, and A. F. Post (2005): Expression of the nitrogen stress response gene ntcA reveals nitrogen sufficient Synechococcus populations in the oligotrophic northern Red Sea. Limnology and Oceanography 50(6):1932-1944.

  • Lindell*, D., M. B. Sullivan*, Z. I. Johnson, A. C. Tolonen, F. Rohwer and S. W. Chisholm (2004): Transfer of photosynthesis genes to and from Prochlorococcus viruses. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 101(30):11013-11018. *contributed equally to this work. See Faculty of 1000 evaluation of this work.

  • Lindell, D., and A. F. Post (2001): Ecological aspects of ntcA gene expression and its use as an indicator of the nitrogen status of marine Synechococcus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67(8):3340-3349.

  • Lindell, D., and A.F. Post (1995): Ultraphytoplankton succession is triggered by deep winter mixing in the Gulf of Aqaba (Eilat), Red Sea. Limnology and Oceanography 40(6): 1130-1141.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Department Activities at the Technion:

  • Member of the Undergraduate Teaching committee, 2008 – 2009, and since 2010

  • In charge of equipment in the Faculty of Biology, since 2009

  • Head of team building a joint program for Environmental Sciences and Ecology between the Faculties of Biology and Civil & Environ. Engineering, 2010 – 2011

Public Professional Service:

  • Associate Editor, "Journal of Phycology", since 2012

  • Guest Editor, Special Edition of "Environmental Microbiology", 2009

  • Member of the Editorial Board, "Environmental Microbiology", since 2006

  • Evaluation Panel for the Israel Ministry of Science, 2006

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), European Research Council (ERC), Israel Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA – USA), National Science Foundation (NSF – USA), US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), since 2004

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for several magazines, since 2000

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • International Society for Microbial Ecology, since 2008

  • Israel Society of Microbiology, since 2007

  • American Society of Microbiology, since 1999

  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, since 1995


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