Oded Lewinson

Associate Professor

Principal Investigator


Oded is a Biochemist/Biophysicist interested in structure-function relations in membrane proteins, structural biology, and energy transduction in biological systems. Oded received his BSc in Biophysics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1998 (Summa Cum Laude), Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He then moved to Caltech and joined the lab of Douglas Rees as a postdoc. On 2010, he joined the faculty of Medicine at the Technion where he is  currently an Associate Professor.

Dr. Nurit Livnat-Levanon

Lab manager and researcher


Nurit has completed her BSc and MSc degrees at Tel Aviv University in Biology and Plant Sciences. After a few years off science, she had returned to do biology research During her PhD, at the Technion, sh studied the interaction between Ubiquitin Proteasome system and the mitochondria. She is now interested in ABC transporters in their different forms and flavors.

Dr. Jessica Rose

Post Doctoral Researcher


Jessica has a BSc in Applied Mathematics and completed her MSc in Immunology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. She completed her PhD in Computational Biology at Bar Ilan University and then did her first Post Doc at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Molecular Biology, She is now doing a second Post Doc at the Technion where she will explore the structure and function of transport proteins in bacteria from both experimental and computational points of view.

Michal Perach

Michal completed her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences and Cognitive Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and also holds an MSc in Biochemistry from the Weizmann Institute. She is currently enrolled as a PhD student at the Technion and is involved in computational aspects of protein expression.

Yitav Gil-ad

MSc student


Yitav has a BSc degree from Tel-Hai academic collage. He joined the lab after working for one year in the biotech industry at NovellusDX, a cancer diagnosis company.
He is currently working on single molecule FRET of ABC transporters.

Anastasiya Kuznetsova

Anastasiya received both BS and MSc in Chemistry from Moscow State University, Russia. During her MSc, she worked at  Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Enzymatic Transformation of Polymers. She was mainly interested in biochemistry and biotechnology aspects of enzymes that catalyze the biodegradation of polysaccharides. Anastasiya is currently doing her PhD, investigating structure and function of bacterial ABC metal transporters.

Dr. Moti Grupper

Moti is an Infectious diseases and Internal Medicine specialist, interested in studying virulence, resistance mechanisms, and optimized therapeutic aspects of pathogenic microorganisms, focusing on membrane transport proteins involvement in these fields .Moti received his M.D. from the Ben-Gurion university of Beer-Sheva in 1995. He completed his Internal medicine residency in the Rambam Medical Center, and his Infectious diseases fellowship in the Bnai- Zion Medical Center, both in Haifa. In 2015-2017 Moti has completed a 2-year Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacotherapy research fellowship, in the Center for Anti-infective Research and Development, Connecticut, USA. On 2017, he joined the Infectious Diseases unit and Internal Medicine ward H in the Rambam Medical Center, where he currently serves as a senior physician.

Heba Qasem Abdullah

Heba has completed her BSc in laboratory medicine at the Technion. She worked for several years as a clinical lab employee, and then decided to follow her curiosity for science and completed her MSc degree in our lab, studying a heme ABC transporter from Yersinia pestis. Currently, Heba is doing her PhD, developing a fluorescent microscopy system for in vivo study of ABC transporters.

Adan Baloum

Adan is a 3rd year medical student at the Technion institute of technology.

She is currently working at the lab and planning to continue for the MD–PhD program. She is now experimenting the effects of some metals on the growth of specific strains of bacteria.

Siwar Sabrialabed

Siwar has a BSc in Biochemistry and Food Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She worked in Behavioral Neuroscience at the Weizmann Institute as a research assistant and she is currently pursuing her MSc at the Technion with a focus on the connection between membrane proteins and bacterial virulence.