Lab members

  • Dr. Kalo Dorit - Lab manager

  • Komsky-Elbaz Alisa (Ph.D student) 

  • Yaacobi-Artzi Shira (Ph.D student)

  • Rbhi Mansor Mais (M.Sc student)

  • Savchenko Ilya (M.Sc) supervising with Ido Braslavsky. 

  • Saktsier Moty (Master project in veterinary)

  • Assaf Dana (Master project in veterinary)

  • Arina Zubov (Master project in veterinary)

  • Kesler Yaron (Master project in veterinary)


  • Tanya Kogan

  • David Biran

Former Students (M.Sc)

  • 2016-2018 Raz Chen (M.Sc student) supervising with Nurit Argov-Argaman.

  • 2015-2018 Lapid Ronny (M.Sc student), Title: "Thermo-tolerance of                                              cross breeding bovine embryo".

  • 2010-2014 Noam Koshet-Neta (M.Sc), Title: "The effect of Omega-3 supplement                        on bovine semen fertility competence"; supervising with U. Moallem.

  • 2009-2012 Tanya Kogan (M.Sc), Title: "Effect of hydrocolloid patches                                            incorporating essential oils on mammalian sperm quality";                                        supervising with A. Nussinovitch.

  • 2009-2012 Shiri Asaf (M.Sc), Title: "In vivo and in vitro models to examine the                              effects of clinical and sub-clinical mastitis on bovine oocyte                                      developmental competence"; supervising with D. Wolfenson.

  • 2008-2011 David Biran (M.Sc), Title: "Developmental dynamic of ovarian cyst and                      persistent follicle in postpartum dairy cows"; supervising with R.                              Braw-Tal.

  • 2009-2011 Karin Mahagrafta (M.Sc), Title: "Influence of seasonality and age on                            lipid profile and sperm quality of Holstein bull semen"; supervising                            with N. Argov.

  • 2007-2010 Yulya Shcherbyna (M.Sc), Title: "Physical and biological properties of                        essential oil patches"; supervising with A. Nussinovitch.

  • 2006-2008 Ayala Dvir (M.Sc), Title: "Effects of natural or induced mastitis on                              bovine oocyte competence and embryonic development";                                          supervising with D. Wolfenson.

  • 2005-2008 Dorit Kalo (M.Sc), Title: "Involvement of the sphingolipid ceramide in                        heat-shock-induced apoptosis of bovine oocytes".

  • 2004-2006 Adaya Aroyo (M.Sc), Title: "The effect of maternal hyperthermia on                          the developmental competence of the ovarian pool of oocytes in                              mammals"; supervising with A. Arav.

Former Students (Ph.D)

  • 2009 -2016 Dorit Kalo (Ph.D), Thesis title: Effect of endocrine disruptors on                                 oocyte developmental competence in mammalian

  • 2005-2013 Sahar Yavin (Ph.D) , Thesis title: Improving the survival of                                          mammalian oocytes and preimplantation embryos following                                    vitrification; supervising with A. Arav.

  • 2005-2013 Mirit Gandelman (Ph.D) , Thesis title: effect of seasonal heat

                           stress on the ovarian pool of oocytes: cellular and molecular


Ungraduted Students

  • 2016-2017 Tal Brender 'Research project' for excellent student. 

  • 2015-2016 Chen Shimoni 'Research project' for excellent student. Title:                                "Examining the anti- oxidative effect of Melatonin on oocytes                               exposed to heat-shock".

  • 2015-2016 Moty Saktsier 'Amirim' project for excellent students. Title: "Effect                     of Aflatoxin on bovine semen quality".

  • 2011-2012 Ron Hadas, 'Amirim' project for excellent students’. Title: "Effects                      of the endocrine-disrupting compounds, phthalates, on dairy                              cows' ovarian function".

  • 2009-2010 Shaked Druker, 'Amirim' project for excellent students. Title:                               "Examination of Omega-3 supplement to improve bovine semen                         quality".

  • 2008-2009 Nili Elior, 'Amirim' project for excellent students. Title: "Whole-cell                      patch-clamp measurement in bovine sperm".

  • 2008-2009 Dana Grossman, 'Amirim' project for excellent students. Title:                            "Effects of the endocrine-disrupting compounds, phthalates, on                          developmental competence of bovine oocytes".

  • 2007-2008 David Biran, research exercise for outstanding undergraduate                            students. Title: "Using the SQA-vb system for bovine semen                                quality analysis".

  • 2006-2007 Eran Friedman, 'Amirim' project for excellent students. Title:                              "Effect of FSH treatments to improve the quality of the                                         preovulatory follicle in dairy cows through summer and autumn.

Master project in veterinary Students

  • 2014-2018 Shiff Omri (Master project in veterinary), Title: "Hormonal                                    treatment to improve dairy cows’ conception rate during the                              summer".

  • 2012-2015 Shaked Druker. Title: Age effects on bovine sperm viability and                          acrosome reaction".

  • 2010-2015 Dana Grossman. Title: "Characterizing bovine semen with high                           and low progressive motility".

  • 2008-2010 Eran Friedman, Title: "The effect of low-dose FSH administration                        on follicular dynamics and preovulatory follicle characteristics in                      dairy cows during the summer".

External Student

  • 2009-2010 Qi-Meiyu, PhD student from Heilongjjiang Department of Science and                           Technology, Harbin, China; in the frame of Israel-China Collaboration.                             Title: "Effect of IGF-I on developmental competence of bovine oocytes                             exposed to heat shock".

Post-doctral Fellows

  • 2012-2013  Li Ying post-doctoral fellows from the College of Veterinary Medicine South China                                Agricultural University (SCAU), Guangdong, China. Title: "Association between                                        progressive motility and in vitro fertilization competence".

  • 2007-2008 Shlomo Orgal post-doctoral fellow from Tel- Aviv University, Israel. Title: "Season-                                induced changes in bovine sperm motility following freeze-thaw procedure".

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