Dr. Karen Jackson

Dr. Karen Jackson
Principal Investigator
Zebrafish as a Model for Bioactive Discoveries
Histology; immunohistochemistry ; microscopy; "electrolytic water; "ionized water"

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.

Scientific Publications

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium difficile isolates in Israel.

Tkhawkho L, Nitzan O, Pastukh N, Brodsky D Jackson K, Peretz. A.
Journal of global antimicrobial resistance 2017 Volume 10 Pages 161-164

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sexual development in Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii) grown in aquaculture

A. Hurvitz; K. Jackson; S. Yom-Din; G. Degani; B. Levavi-Sivan
Cybium 2008 Volume 32 Issue 2 SUPPL. Pages 283-285