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Welcome to

Rosental Lab

Comparative Immunology laboratory

The laboratory is investigating the immune mechanisms of cellular recognition and histocompatibility. This includes immune responses in transplantation with an emphasis on stem cell transplantation. We study basic research on understanding immune mechanisms into translational medical research. We work on the immune system and stem cells with diverse organisms such as humans, tunicates, planarians and corals. We even translate our findings to ecological issues such as the use of stem cell transplantation for the preservation of coral reefs.


Our lab's main research directions 

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Voskoboynik et al.

Elife 2013

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Chew Chai

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Rosental et al.

Curr. Opin. Immun. 2020


  • 2022-2024 - Revive and Restore Research Grant. With Dr. Nikki Traylor-Knowles 

  • 2021-2026 - ERC Starting grant, #948476 CoralStem

  • 2020-2022 - Revive and Restore Research Grant. With Dr. Nikki Traylor-Knowles

  • 2020-2023 - NSF-BSF IOS BSF research grant. With Dr. Nikki Traylor-Knowles.    

  • 2020- The Kennedy Leigh Charitable Trust (UK), Advanced Laboratory Equipment

  • 2019-2022 - Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Research Grant, RGY0085/2019. With Dr. Bo Wang

  • 2019-2024 - ISF the Personal Research Grants Program (No. 1416/19)

  • 2019- ISF the New-Faculty Equipment Grants Program (No. 2841/19) 

  • 2019- Foundation For Higher Education and Culture [FFHEC], Recruitment and Retention Award for Outstanding New Scientists.           

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Contact Us

Rosental lab

The Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Genetics. Faculty of Health Science.

Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Center.

The Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Alex and Ann Lauterbach Comparative Immunology Laboratory. 

​Joan Baker Career Development Chair in Basic Medical Research.

Building 42, Room 337


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