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Tom Levy

Tom Levy

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Academic Appointments

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Honors & Awards

Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Fellowship for Biomedical Research, The EGL Charitable Foundation (2021-2023)
Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yad Hanadiv Foundation (2021-2022)
Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship, US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (2021-2022)
Stanford School of Medicine Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford School of Medicine (2021)
Emergency Postdoctoral Fellowships for Israeli Researchers in Israel, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2020-2022)

Professional Education

PhD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Life Sciences - Physiology and Endocrinology (2019)
MSc (Summa Cum Laude), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Life Sciences (2016)
BSc (Summa Cum Laude), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Marine Biology and Biotechnology (2014)


Goldstein, O., Mandujano-Tinoco, E. A., Levy, T., Talice, S., Raveh, T., Gershoni-Yahalom, O., … Rosental, B. (2021). Botryllus schlosseri as a Unique Colonial Chordate Model for the Study and Modulation of Innate Immune Activity. Marine Drugs, 19(8).

Levy, T., Ventura, T., De Leo, G., Grinshpan, N., Abu Abayed, F. A., Manor, R., … Sagi, A. (2020). Two Homogametic Genotypes - One Crayfish: On the Consequences of Intersexuality. IScience, 23(11), 101652.

Shaked, S. A., Abehsera, S., Levy, T., Chalifa-Caspi, V., & Sagi, A. (2020). From sporadic single genes to a broader transcriptomic approach: Insights into the formation of the biomineralized exoskeleton in decapod crustaceans. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY, 212(2), 107612.

Levy, T., Tamone, S. L., Manor, R., Aflalo, E. D., Sklarz, M. Y., Chalifa-Caspi, V., & Sagi, A. (2020). The IAG-Switch and Further Transcriptomic Insights Into Sexual Differentiation of a Protandric Shrimp. FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, 7.

Levy, T., & Sagi, A. (2020). The "IAG-Switch"-A Key Controlling Element in Decapod Crustacean Sex Differentiation. FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY, 11, 651.

Wang, L., Guo, Q., Levy, T., Chen, T., & Wu, X. (2020). Ovarian development pattern and vitellogenesis of ridgetail white prawn, Exopalaemon carinicauda. CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH, 382(2), 367–79.

Savaya, A., De Leo, G., Aalto, E., Levy, T., Rosen, O., Manor, R., … Sagi, A. (2020). The IAG gene in the invasive crayfish Procambarus clarkii - towards sex manipulations for biocontrol and aquaculture. MANAGEMENT OF BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 11(2), 237–58.

Levy, T., Tamone, S. L., Manor, R., Bower, E. D., & Sagi, A. (2020). The protandric life history of the Northern spot shrimp Pandalus platyceros: molecular insights and implications for fishery management. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10(1), 1287.

Molcho, J., Levy, T., Benet, A., Naor, A., Savaya, A., Manor, R., … Sagi, A. (2020). Three generations of prawns without the Z chromosome: Viable WW Macrobrachium rosenbergii all-female populations in polyculture with Oreochromis niloticus. AQUACULTURE, 515.

Levy, T., Rosen, O., Manor, R., Dotan, S., Azulay, D., Abramov, A., … Sagi, A. (2019). Production of WW males lacking the masculine Z chromosome and mining the Macrobrachium rosenbergii genome for sex-chromosomes. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9, 12408.

Levy, T., Aflalo, E. D., & Sagi, A. (2019). Sex Control in Cultured Decapod Crustaceans. SEX CONTROL IN AQUACULTURE, VOLS I AND II, 691–704.

Levy, T., Rosen, O., Simons, O., Alkalay, A. S., & Sagi, A. (2017). The gene encoding the insulin-like androgenic gland hormone in an all-female parthenogenetic crayfish. PLOS ONE, 12(12), e0189982.

Levy, T., Rosen, O., Eilam, B., Azulay, D., Zohar, I., Aflalo, E. D., … Sagi, A. (2017). All-female monosex culture in the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii - A comparative large-scale field study. AQUACULTURE, 479, 857–62.

Levy, T., Rosen, O., Eilam, B., Azulay, D., Aflalo, E. D., Manor, R., … Sagi, A. (2016). A Single Injection of Hypertrophied Androgenic Gland Cells Produces All-Female Aquaculture. MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY, 18(5), 554–63.

Sharabi, O., Manor, R., Weil, S., Aflalo, E. D., Lezer, Y., Levy, T., … Sagi, A. (2016). Identification and Characterization of an Insulin-Like Receptor Involved in Crustacean Reproduction. ENDOCRINOLOGY, 157(2), 928–41.