Technion Lab

In 2015 we have established a Lab at the Medical School of the Technion, Haifa Israel. The lab operates in concert with the La Jolla Lab, as reflected by our common interests and collaborations. We jointly hold weekly group meetings and journal club. 

Projects at the Technion include studies using genetic mouse models and CRISPR’d cell lines allowing us to directly assess the role and importance of ubiquitn ligases (RNF5, Siah2),  and stress signaling pathways (UPR) in cancer.

We are seeking talented graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, who will join our group at the Faculty of Medicine. 

Current members of the lab are:

Ikrame Lazar, Ph.D

Ikrame received her Pd.D at the CNRS in Toulouse France (2015),  studying exosomes in melanoma biology. Her postdoctoral training at the Technion lab focuses on the role of ATE1 in melanoma and novel regulators of translation initiation complex in melanoma.

Ali Khateb, Ph.D Student


Ali is Ph.D student who studies the role of RNF5 ubiquitin ligase in AML and CML. He completed his B.Sc. studies (2014) in biology at the Technion, Cum

        Erez Hasnis, MD/PhD

Erez received his M.D./Ph.D degree at the Technion (2004) studying the activation of NF-kB in lymphocytes by reactive nitrogen species. He has completed residencies in internal medicine (2015) and gastroenterology (2017). His research interests  includes microenvironment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and its role in tumor metastasis and drug resistance. Currently trained at SBP lab in La Jolla 

Stefania Tocci, MsC

Stefania Tocci completed her MSc studies in Medical Biotechnology in Italy, after a training in E Wagner’s lab at CNIO in Madrid. Now she is a PhD student studying Sharpin / PRMT5 control of melanoma development.

Luba Turovski

Luba is MSc student who studies the role of ATF2 splice variant SV5 in melanomagenesis. She completed her B.Med.L.Sc studies (2017) in Medical Laboratory Science at Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

Yan Ziselman

Yan Started his BSc studies at the Technion (2015) in biomedical engineering and is currently undergraduate in the dual degree of biomedical engineering - medical track. Yan has been working on mapping SBI-756 response using yeast genetics.

Dafna Joseph


Dafna is the Technion Integrated Cancer’s Center Administrator and handles administrative matters for our lab operation at the Technion. Dafna worked in the Medical School Dean’s office before joining the TICC.

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