Dr. Elhanan Tzipilevich

Dr. Elhanan Tzipilevich
Research Group Leader
Research Group Leader

Our lab is interested in all aspects of plant-microbe interactions. 

Utilizing cutting-edge microbiology, plant genetics, and microscopy we explore the mutual connections between plants and bacteria.

The two main research areas are:

1. Food safety: How do edible plants interact with human pathogens (e.g. Salmonella and Listeria) and how can we manipulate these interactions to promote food safety?

2. Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPR): Explore the mechanisms of plant colonization by PGPR in order to enhance their beneficial effect. 

Scientific Publications

Bacteria elicit a phage tolerance response subsequent to infection of their neighbors

Elhanan Tzipilevich, Osher Pollak-Fiyaksel, Bushra Shraiteh , Sigal Ben-Yehuda

Phage-Resistant Bacteria Reveal a Role for Potassium in Root Colonization

Tzipilevich E, Benfey PN.

Plant immune system activation is necessary for efficient root colonization by auxin-secreting beneficial bacteria

Elhanan Tzipilevich, Dor Russ, Jeffery L Dangl , Philip N Benfey
Cell Host Microbe

A mutant bacteriophage evolved to infect resistant bacteria gained a broader host range

Michal Habusha, Elhanan Tzipilevich , Osher Fiyaksel , Sigal Ben-Yehuda
Mol Microbiol

Interspecies nutrient extraction and toxin delivery between bacteria

Stempler O, Baidya AK, Bhattacharya S, Malli Mohan GB, Tzipilevich E, et al
Nature Communications

Acquisition of Phage Sensitivity by Bacteria through Exchange of Phage Receptors

Tzipilevich E, Habusha M, Ben-Yehuda S. (2017). Acquisition of Phage Sensitivity by Bacteria through Exchange of Phage Receptors. (Cell)

Type 2 diabetes and congenital hyperinsulinism cause DNA double-strand breaks and p53 activity in beta cells.

Tornovsky-Babeay S, Dadon D, Ziv O, Tzipilevich E, Kadosh T, et al
Cell Metab