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Development and Testing of Toxicology Models laboratory

Histology; immunohistochemistry ; microscopy;  "electrolytic water; "ionized water"

Dr. Karen Jackson

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The MIGAL Pre-Clinical Unit is an autonomous laboratory, offering diverse infrastructure for pre-clinical experiments. The unit has facilities for in vitro studies (cell and tissue culture), ex vivo studies
(e.g. analysis of the response of small blood vessels to hormones and other agonists), and in vivo studies (analysis of animal metabolism and body composition). Additionally, the unit provides histological services that range from tissue dissection to image analysis. Advanced interactive services can be provided on a more collaborative basis.
In addition to the Pre Clinic Unit our laboratory conducts research on the influences different types of functional water on Health.



Ph.D. Department of Experimental Zoology of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
M.Sc. Department of Experimental Zoology of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Academic and research experience
Today member of the faculty at Tel Hai College, and the head of the Pre-Clinical Unit at MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute.
Head of the School of Nutrition Sciences.

Selected Publications

cDNA cloning of blue gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) prolactin and its expression during the gonadal cycles of males and females

Journal of Endocrinological Investigation 2010 Volume 33 Issue 1 Pages 7-12 G. Degani; S. Yom-Din; D. Goldberg; K. Jackson

Association between pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide and reproduction in the blue gourami

General and Comparative Endocrinology 2010 Volume 166 Issue 1 Pages 83-93 G. Levy; K. Jackson; G. Degani Read online

Expression of the two cytochrome P450 aromatase genes in the male and female blue gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) during the reproductive cycle

General and Comparative Endocrinology 2008 Volume 159 Pages 208-213 M. Ezagouri; S. Yom-Din; D. Goldberg; K. Jackson; B. Levavi-Sivan; G. Degani Read online

Use of endoscopy for gender and ovarian stage determinations in Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii) grown in aquaculture

Aquaculture 2007 Volume 270 Pages 158-166 A. Hurvitz; K. Jackson; G. Degani; B. Levavi-Sivan Read online

Anatomical, hormonal and histological descriptions of captive Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii) with intersex gonads

General and Comparative Endocrinology 2006 Volume 148 Issue 3 Pages 359-367 K. Jackson; A. Hurvitz; S. Y. Din; D. Goldberg; O. Pearlson; G. Degani; B. Levavi-Sivan Read online


Post-graduate and post-doctoral research training


Laboratories and research projects


Business opportunities and technology transfer