Dr. Yehoram (Yori) Leshem

Dr. Yehoram (Yori) Leshem
Research Group Head - Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator
Plant Development and Adaptation Laboratory
Double fertilization; Early seed-development; Environmental stresses; Abiotic stresses

My lab studies plant responses to environmental stresses as well as sexual reproduction processes: double fertilization and early seed development. The research is carried out in model organism Arabidopsis thaliana as well as important regional crops such as apple and pear. The studies in my lab are carried out using genetic, molecular-biology, physiology and cell biology approaches.


Ph.D. 2008, Department of Plant Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
M.Sc. 2001, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev

B.Sc. 1995, Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University, Rehovot

Academic and research experience
2008-2013 Postdoctoral fellow - the Department of Plant Biology, University of California - Davis.
2013 – Present Head of Plant Development and Adaptation laboratory MIGAL, Lecturer at Tel-Hai Academic College

Scientific Publications

Laterals take it better – Emerging and young lateral roots survive lethal salinity longer than the primary root in Arabidopsis

VivekAmbastha, Yael Friedmann & Yehoram Leshem*
Scientific Reports, 10:3291

Differential cell persistence is observed in the Arabidopsis female gametophyte during heat stress

Ambastha V and Leshem Y
Plant Reproduction

Pollen tube entry into the synergid cell of Arabidopsis is observed at a site distinct from the filiform apparatus

Y. Leshem; C. Johnson; V. Sundaresan
Plant Reproduction 2013 Volume 26 Issue 2 Pages 93-99

Zooming into sub-organellar localization of reactive oxygen species in guard cell chloroplasts during abscisic acid and methyl jasmonate treatments

Y. Leshem; A. Levine
Plant Signaling and Behavior 2013 Volume 8 Issue 10

Molecular characterization of the glauce mutant: A central cell-specific function is required for double fertilization in Arabidopsis

Y. Leshem; C. Johnson; S. E. Wuest; X. Song; Q. A. Ngo; U. Grossniklaus; V. Sundaresan
Plant Cell 2012 Volume 24 Issue 8 Pages 3264-3277