Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 1999
    Ph.D. studies at Tel-Aviv University

  • 2000 – 2003
    Post-Doctoral training at Harvard University

Current appointment

  • Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Institute for Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC), Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Selected publications

  • Ben-Yehuda, S., and Losick, R. (2002). Asymmetric cell division in B. subtilis involves a spiral-like intermediate of the cytokinetic protein FtsZ. Cell 109: 257-266.

  • Ben-Yehuda, S., Rudner, D.Z., and Losick, R. (2003). RacA, a bacterial protein that anchors chromosomes to the cell poles. Science 299: 532-536.

  • Bejerano-Sagie, M., Oppenheimer-Shaanan, Y., Berlatzky, I., Rouvinski, A., and Ben-Yehuda, S. (2006). A checkpoint protein that scans the chromosome for damage at the start of sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. Cell 125: 679-690.

  • Dubey, P. G., and Ben-Yehuda, S. (2011). Intercellular nanotubes mediate bacterial communication. Cell 144(4):590-600.

  • Segev, E., Smith, Y., and Ben-Yehuda, S. (2012). RNA dynamics in aging bacterial spores. Cell 148:139-49.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Bacterial Devlopment

  • Bacterial spores

  • Bacterial Cell-cell communication via nanotubes

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