Mor Nitzan

Mor Nitzan is a PhD student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the fields of Physics and Computational Biology. Her research focuses on the analysis of genetic networks and specific regulatory modules within them. Mor explores questions that deal with the way functionality drives architecture and vice versa, the genetic sources of host-pathogen interactions, how organisms can efficiently switch between phenotypic modes according to a changing environment, how different layers of regulation contribute to the functionality of the network, and more.  The insights she hopes to provide can contribute both to effective synthetic design of regulatory mechanisms and to the understanding of the genetic origins of different diseases. 

  • M. Peer, M. Nitzan, I. Goldberg, J. Katz, J. M. Gomori, T. Ben-Hur, and S. Arzy. 2014. Reversible functional connectivity disturbances during transient global amnesia. Ann Neurol. 75(5): 634:643. 
  • M. Nitzan, K. M. Wassarman, O. Biham, and H. Margalit. 2014. Global Regulation of Transcription by a Small RNA: A Quantitative View. Biophys. J. 106(5): 1205-1214.
  • E. Mills, K. Baruch,   G. Aviv,   M. Nitzan, and I. Rosenshine . 2013. Dynamics of the Type III Secretion System Activity of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli. mBio 4 (4):  303-313.
  • E. E. Zahavi, J. A. Lieberman, M. S. Donnenberg, M. Nitzan, K. Baruch, I. Rosenshine, J. R. Turner, N. Melamed-Book, N. Feinstein, E. Zlotkin-Rivkin, and B. Aroeti. 2011. Bundle forming pilus retraction enhances enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infectivity. Mol. Biol. Cell. 22(14): 2436-2447.
  • M. Nitzan, A. Steiman-Shimony, Y. Altuvia, O. Biham, and H. Margalit. 2014. Interactions between Distant ceRNAs in Regulatory Networks. Biophys. J. 106(10): 2254-2266.
  •  M. Nitzan, P. Fechter, A. Peer, Y. Altuvia, D. Bronesky, F. Vandenesch, P. Romby, O. Biham, and H. Margalit. 2015. A defense-offense multi-layered regulatory switch in a pathogenic bacterium. Nucl. Acids Res. 1: 1-13.
  • J. Sajman, D. Zenvirth, M. Nitzan, H. Margalit, K. J. Simpson-Lavy, Y. Reiss, I. Cohen, T. Ravid and M. Brandeis. 2015. Degradation of Ndd1 by the APC/CCdh1 generates a feed forward loop that times mitotic protein accumulation. Nat. Commun. 6: 7075. 
  • M. Nitzan, Y. Shimoni, O. Rosolio, H. Margalit and O. Biham. 2015. Stochastic analysis of bistability in coherent mixed feedback loops combining transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulations. Phys. Rev. E. 91(5)
  • E. Katzav, M. Nitzan, D. ben-Avraham, P. L. Krapivsky, R. Kühn, N. Ross and O. Biham. 2015. Analytical results for the distribution of shortest path lengths in random networks. EPL 111(2)
  • M. Nitzan, S. Mintzer, and H. Margalit. 2015. Approaches and developments in studying the human microbiome network. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution. 61(2): 90-94. 
  • N. Rosenfeld, M. Nitzan, and A. Globerson. 2016. Discriminative learning of infection models. Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining. ACM. 563-572.
  • M. Nitzan, E. Katzav, R. Kuehn, and O. Biham. 2016. Distance distribution in configuration-model networks. Phys. Rev. E. 93(6): 062309.