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faculty member

  • Dr.

    Talya Etzion
  • Lecturer

  • Animal Science - B.Sc. Program
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) | Tel Aviv University | 2011–2017

    The Department of Neurobiology, Life Sciences, Prof. Yoav Gothilf lab.

    Subject: "Studying the role of the kisspeptin system in the genetically amenable zebrafish model"

    Master of Science (M.Sc.) | Tel Aviv University | 2009–2011

    The Department of Neurobiology, Life Sciences, Prof. Yoav Gothilf lab.

    Subject: "Developing zebrafish transgenic line in order to study the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonads axis"

    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) | Tel Aviv University | 2006–2009

    The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences.

    Project: "Identification of factors induced by light in the zebrafish pineal gland" | June 2009–October 2009

    Project: "Identifying the function of hypothetical protein using bioinformatics tools" | December 2008–May 2009

  • Lecturer| Tel-Hai College | October 2019–Today

    Teaching "Animal Physiology" to B.Sc. student at Tel-Hai College.

    Lecturer| Ohalo College | July 2019–Today

    Teaching courses of "Introduction to Botany" and "Plant Physiology" to B.Ed. students at Ohalo College, Katzrin.

    Teaching Assistant | Tel Aviv University | October 2012–September 2016

    Responsible for preparing lectures and presenting at "Endocrine Regulation" course to B.Sc. students on the regulation of reproduction as part of the course syllabus.

    Adjunct Lecturer | Tel Aviv University | October 2010–September 2011

    Instructing B.Sc. students at "Introduction to Molecular Biology-Lab" course about molecular biology work and guiding them through experiments conducted in a lab.


  • Etzion T, Zmora N, Zohar Y, Levavi-Sivan B, Golan M, Gothilf Y. Ectopic over expression of kiss1 may compensate for the loss of kiss2 [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 27]. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2020;295:113523. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2020.113523

    Rainy N, Etzion T, Alon S, Pomeranz A, Nisgav Y, Livnat T, Bach M, Gerstner CD, Baehr W, Gothilf Y, Stiebel-Kalish H. (2016). Knockdown of unc119c results in visual impairment and early-onset retinal dystrophy in zebrafish. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 13;473(4):1211-7.

    Garaffo G, Conte D, Provero P, Tomaiuolo D, Luo Z, Pinciroli P, Peano C, D'Atri I, Gitton Y, Etzion T, Gothilf Y, Gays D, Santoro MM, Merlo GR. (2015). The Dlx5 and Foxg1 transcription factors, linked via miRNA-9 and -200, are required for the development of the olfactory and GnRH system. Mol Cell Neurosci. 68:103-19.

    Garaffo G, Provero P, Molineris I, Pinciroli P, Peano C, Battaglia C, Tomaiuolo D, Etzion T, Gothilf Y, Santoro M, Merlo GR. (2013). Profiling, Bioinformatic, and Functional Data on the Developing Olfactory/GnRH System Reveal Cellular and Molecular Pathways Essential for This Process and Potentially Relevant for the Kallmann Syndrome. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 31;4:203.