The Team

Prof. Neta Erez

Principal investigator

Active Members

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Dr. Noam Cohen

Lab manager

Studying the role of the microenvironment in facilitating mammary carcinogenesis and in the formation of a lung metastatic niche

Dr. Neta Solomon, MD

Ph.D. Student

Characterizing the role of fibroblasts in peritoneal metastasis of ovarian carcinoma

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Omer Adler

MD Ph.D. student

Elucidating the role of astrocytes in facilitating melanoma brain metastasis and brain tropism 

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Dr. Sarah Spaeh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Characterizing the role of tumor-derived factors in promoting a favorable lung metastatic niche through the induction of fibrosis

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Yael Zait

Ph.D. Student

Characterizing the role of tumor-derived exosomes in reprogramming the brain microenvironment to facilitate melanoma and breast cancer brain metastasis

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Dr. Nour Ershaid

MD Ph.D. student

Uncovering the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts in facilitating the progression, metastasis, and chemo-resistance of breast cancer

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Ophir Shani

MD Ph.D. Student

Elucidating the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts in driving an immunosuppressive and growth-promoting microenvironment during breast cancer progression and metastasis

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Tatiana Vorobyov

M.Sc. Student

The effects of Cancer Associated Fibroblasts (CAFs) derived IL-33 on Lung immune cells

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Dor Lavie

Ph.D. student

Investigating the microenvironment of breast cancer, focusing on the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in breast cancer progression and metastasis

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Tamar Shami

Ph.D. Student

Characterize the microenvironment in lung metastases of melanoma and breast cancer

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Lea Monteran

Ph.D. Student

Investigating the role of stromal cells in creating a favorable niche for breast cancer bone metastases

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Yeela Scharf

Ph.D. student

Temporal and spatial characterization of fibroblasts plasticity during lung metastasis progression

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Yossi Ben dor

MD Ph.D. student

The effect of combining checkpoint inhibitors with metabolic perturbations on the immune microenvironment in melanoma brain and lung metastasis

Former Members

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Dr. Yoray Sharon

Research Associate 

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Dr. Lilach Abramovitz

Lab Manager

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Dr. Marianna Romzova

Post-doctoral fellow

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Dr. Lina Alon

Lab Manager

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Malak Amer

M.Sc. student

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Dr. Yael Raz-Yana, MD

Ph.D student

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Dr. Amir Ben Shmuel

Lab Manager 

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Dr. Charlotte Servais

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Sarah Glanz

M.Sc. student

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Dr. Anat Klein

Ph.D student

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Dr. Hila Schwartz

MD Ph.D. 

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Tzlil Gener-Lahav

M.Sc. student