Sigal Ben-Yehuda

Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Ben Yehuda’s overall research at IMRIC is on how a bacterium decides to switch from one cell type to another. Her discoveries, which include the demonstration of a previously unknown “nanotube” form of communication between cells, are fundamental for understanding the mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
Selected Awards and Honors: 2013 European Research Council (ERC) Advance Grant, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Fellow, Harvard University President’s Prize , Hebrew University (Ben-Porat), HFSP Career Development Award, European Research Council (ERC) Young Investigator Starting Grant,Sir Zelman Cowan Universities Fund Prize, Australia.