Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo

Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo

Senior Lecturer


Contact:

Department of Biology, University of Haifa - Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel
Tel: (972) 4 9838921
Fax: (972) 4 9539608
E-mail: ekly@research.haifa.ac.il

 

Education:
B.Sc. 1973-1976 Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Biology
M.Sc 1976-1980 Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Genetics
Ph.D. 1990-1996 Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel  Genetics

Research Interests:

Molecular Chronobiology
Population Genetics
Molecular Ecology

Teaching:

Name of Course

Type of Course

Degree

General Genetics

Lecture, Laboratory and Exercise

B.Sc

Population Genetics

Lecture

B.Sc

Molecular Ecology

Workshop

B.Sc

Human Genetics

Lecture

B.Sc

Population Genetics

Lecture

M.Sc

Biological Clocks

Lecture

M.Sc

Molecular Ecology

Lecture

M.Ed

Graduate Students Supervised:

Completed Theses:

Name of Student

Title of Thesis

Degree

Abed Elsalam Zubidat
(With A. Haim)

The thermoregulatory and endocrine responses to light interference of short day acclimated social voles Microtus socialis

M.Sc

Hadar Gold (With A. Haim)

Light and odor entrainment of the golden spiny mouse Acomys russatus

M.Sc

Sarit Avrani (with M. Inbar)

Genetic variability of the tree Pistacia atlantica and of its gall forming aphid Slavum wertheimae along geographical gradient

M.Sc

Elad Peled (with U. Shanas)

How do small populations sustain their diversity under developmental stress

M.Sc

Yuval Eitan (with G. Neeman) The effect of fire on the genetic structure of post-fire pine population Post Doctoral fellow

Current Graduate Students:

Name of Student

Title of Thesis

Degree

Ana Gershberg
(with G. Neeman)

The effect of fire on the genetic structure of post-fire pine population

M.Sc

Hagai Tzohari (with G. Neeman and A. Dafni)

Genetic variability of Anemone coronaria

M.Sc

Lee Shaish (with B. Rinkevich
and G. Katzir)

Restoration of Indo Pacific coral reef: employment of ecological and genetic concepts

Ph.D.

Ofer Steiniz (with G. Neeman)

The effect of fire on the genetic structure of post-fire pine population

Post Doctoral fellow

Advising Graduate Students:

Name of Student

Title of Thesis

Degree

Sagi Nahum

Phenotypic plasticity and genetic variability in Pistacia lentiscus L.

M.Sc

Oren Rosner

Genetic variability of the soft-shelled turtle Trionyx triunguis in Israel

M.Sc

Selected Publications:

Articles in Refereed Journals:

1.‎ Nevo, E., B. Lavie and R. Ben-Shlomo (1983). Selection of allelic isozyme ‎polymorphisms in marine organisms: Pattern, theory and application. Isozymes ‎Current Topics in Biological and Medical Research, 10: 69-92. ‎

‎2.‎ Nevo, E., R. Ben-Shlomo and B. Lavie (1984). Mercury selection of allozymes ‎in marine organisms: Prediction and verification in nature. Proceedings of the ‎National Academy of Sciences USA, 81: 1258-1259. (PDF‎)

‎3.‎ Nevo, E., R. Ben-Shlomo, A. Beiles, J.U.M. Jarvis and G.C. Hickman (1987). ‎Allozyme differentiation and systematic of the endemic subterranean mole rats ‎of South Africa (Rodentia, Bathyergidae). Biochemical Systematics and ‎Ecology, 15: 489-502. (PDF)‎

‎4.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., F. Figueroa, J. Klein and E. Nevo. (1988). Mhc class II DNA ‎polymorphisms within and between chromosomal species of Spalax ehrenbergi ‎superspecies in Israel. Genetics, 119: 141-149. (PDF‎)

‎5.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R. and E. Nevo (1988). Isozyme polymorphism as monitoring of ‎marine environments: The interactive effect of cadmium and mercury pollution ‎on the shrimp, Palaemon elegans. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 19: 314-317.‎ (PDF‎)

‎6.‎ Nevo, E., R. Ben-Shlomo and N. Maeda (1989). Haptoglobin DNA ‎polymorphism in subterranean mole rats of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in ‎Israel. Heredity, 62: 85-90.‎ (PDF‎)

‎7.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., U. Motro and U. Ritte (1991). The influence of dispersal ‎behaviour on population dynamics of the flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. ‎Ecological Entomology, 16: 279-282. (PDF‎)

‎8.‎ Nevo, E., R. Ben-Shlomo, A. Beiles, C. P. Hart and F. H. Ruddele (1992). ‎Homeobox DNA polymorphism (RFLPs) in subterranean mammals of the ‎Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel: patterns, correlates and evolutionary ‎significance. The Journal of Experimental Zoology, 263: 430-441. ‎(PDF‎)

‎9.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., H.-S. Shin and E. Nevo (1993). Period homologous sequence ‎DNA polymorphisms of subterranean mole rats of the Spalax ehrenbergi ‎superspecies in Israel. Heredity, 70: 111-121. (PDF‎)‎

‎10.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R. and E. Nevo (1993). Myosin heavy chain DNA polymorphisms ‎of subterranean mole rats of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel. ‎Genetics Selection Evolution , 25: 211-227. ‎(PDF‎)

‎11.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., U. Ritte and E. Nevo (1995). Activity pattern and rhythms in ‎the subterranean mole rat superspecies Spalax ehrenbergi. Behavior Genetics, 25: ‎‎239-245. ‎

‎12.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., U. Ritte and E. Nevo (1996). Circadian rhythm and the per-‎ACNGGN-repeat in the mole rat, Spalax ehrenbergi. Behavior Genetics, 26: ‎‎177-184. ‎

‎13.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., T. Fahima and E. Nevo (1996). Random amplified ‎polymorphic DNA of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel. Israel Journal ‎of Zoology, 42: 317-326. ‎

‎14.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., E. Nevo, U. Ritte, S. Steinlechner and G. Klante (1996). 6-‎Sulphatoxymelatonin secretion in different locomotor activity types of the blind ‎mole rat Spalax ehrenbergi. Journal of Pineal Research, 21: 243-250. (PDF‎)

‎15.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., J. Douek and B. Rinkevich (2001). Heterozygote deficiency ‎and chimerism in remote populations of a colonial ascidian from New Zealand. ‎Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 209: 109-117.‎ (PDF‎)

‎16.‎ Stoner, D.S., R. Ben-Shlomo, B. Rinkevich and I. Weisman (2002). Genetic ‎Variability of Botryllus schlosseri invasions to the East and West Coasts of ‎USA. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 243: 93-100. (PDF‎)

‎17.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R. and C.P. Kyriacou (2002). Circadian rhythm entrainment in ‎flies and mammals. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, 37: 141-156. ‎(PDF‎)

‎18.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., R. A. Akhtar B.H. Collins, D.J. Judah, R. Davies and C.P. ‎Kyriacou (2005). Light pulse induced heme and iron associated transcripts in ‎mouse brain – a microarray analysis. Chronobiology International, 22: 455-471. (PDF‎) (FIG‎)

‎19.‎ Fuchs, Y., J. Douek, B. Rinkevich and R. Ben-Shlomo (2006). Gene diversity ‎and mode of reproduction in brooded larvae of the coral Heteroxenia fuscescens. ‎Journal of Heredity, 97:493-498. (PDF‎)

‎20.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., G. Paz and B. Rinkevich (2006). Post glacial period and ‎recent invasions shape population genetics of botryllid ascidians along European ‎Atlantic coasts. Ecosystems, 9:1118-1127. ‎(PDF‎)

‎21.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., E. Neufeld D. Berger, S. Lenington and U. Ritte (2007). The ‎dynamic of t-haplotypes in wild populations of the house mouse (Mus ‎domesticus) in Israel. Mammalian Genome, 18:164-172. (PDF‎)

‎22.‎ Elsalam Zubidat, A., R. Ben-Shlomo, and A. Haim (2007). Thermoregulatory ‎and Endocrine Responses to Acute Light Interferences on Short-Day ‎Acclimated Social Vole (Microtus socialis). Chronobiology International, ‎‎24:269-288. ‎(PDF‎)

‎23.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R., U. Motro, G. Paz and B. Rinkevich (2008). Pattern of ‎settlement and natural chimerism in the colonial urochordate Botryllus ‎schlosseri. Genetica, 132:51–58. ‎(PDF‎)

‎24.‎ Nahum S., G. Ne'eman, M. Inbar and R. Ben-Shlomo (2008). Phenotypic ‎Plasticity and Gene Diversity in Pistacia Lentiscus L. along Environmental ‎Gradients in Israel. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 4:777–785. (PDF‎)

‎25.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R. (2008). The Molecular Basis of Allorecognition in Ascidian. ‎BioEssays, 30:1048-1051. ‎(PDF‎)

‎26.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R. and C.P. Kyriacou (2010). Light pulses administered during the ‎circadian dark phase alter expression of cell cycle associated transcripts in mouse ‎brain. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics, 197:65-70. (PDF‎)

‎27.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R. and C.P. Kyriacou (2010). Chronodisruption alter expression of ‎tumorigenesis associated transcripts in mouse brain. WSEAS Transactions on ‎Biology and Biomedicine, 7:41-50.‎
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‎28.‎ Nahum S., M. Inbar, G. Ne'eman and R. Ben-Shlomo (2010). Phylogeography and gene diversity of the aphid Aploneura lentisci in the Mediterranean basin. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 58:121-129.

‎29.‎ Ben-Shlomo R., E. Reem, J. Duoek and B. Rinkevich (2010). Population ‎genetics of the invasive urochordate species Botryllus schlosseri from South ‎American coasts. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 412:85-92. ‎

30. Ben-Shlomo, R. and U. Shanas (2011). Genetic ecotoxicology of asbestos pollution in the house mouse Mus musculus domesticus. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Published Online 8.3.11. IF ISI 2009: 2.411.

31. Zohar R., I. Izhaki, A. Koplovich and R. Ben-Shlomo (2011). Phytomelatonin in the leaves and fruits of wild perennial plants. Phytochemistry Letters. In press, doi:10.1016/j.phytol.2011.04.002

Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books:‎

‎1.‎ Nevo, E., A. Beiles and R. Ben-Shlomo (1984). The evolutionary significance ‎of genetic diversity: Ecological, demographic and life history correlates. In: ‎Lecture Notes in Biomathematics, S. Levin (mang. ed.), Vol. 53: "Evolutionary ‎Dynamics of Genetic Diversity", G.S. Mani (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, ‎Heidelberg, pp. 13-213. ‎

‎2.‎ Nevo, E., R. Ben-Shlomo, A. Beiles, Y. Ronin, S. Blum and J. Hillel (1996). ‎Genomic adaptive strategies: DNA fingerprinting reveal ecological correlates and ‎genetic parallelism to allozyme mitochondrial DNA and RAPDs diversities in the ‎actively speciating blind mole rats in Israel. In: Gene Families: Structure, ‎Function, Genetics and Evolution. R.S. Holmes and H.A. Lim (Eds.). World ‎Scientific Publ., River Edge, New Jersey. Pp. 55-70. ‎

‎3.‎ Rinkevich, B., G. Paz, J. Douek and R. Ben-Shlomo (2001). Allorecognition ‎and microsatellite allele polymorphism of Botryllus schlosseri from the Adriatic ‎Sea. In: The Biology of Ascidians. H. Sawada, H. Yokosawa and C.C. Lambert ‎‎(eds.). Pp. 426-435. Springer, Tokyo. (PDF)


Articles in Conference Proceedings:

‎1.‎ Nevo, E., B. Lavie and R. Ben-Shlomo (1982). Can allozyme polymorphisms ‎monitor marine environmental quality? In: The 6th Pollution Study Journal (VI ‎Journess Etud. Pollutions). The Intl. Comm. for the Scientific Exploration of the ‎Mediterranean Sea (C.I.E.S.M.), Cannes, pp. 801-805. ‎

‎2.‎ Nevo, E., B. Lavie and R. Ben-Shlomo (1988). Population genetic structure of ‎marine organisms as detectors and monitors of marine pollution. UNEP/FAO: ‎Toxicity, persistence and bioaccumulation of selected substances to marine ‎organisms (Activity G). MAP Technical Reports Series No. 24. UNEP, Athens, ‎‎1988 pp. 37-49. ‎

‎ 3.‎ Ben-Shlomo, R. and C.P. Kyriacou (2010). Light pulse administered during the ‎circadian dark phase alter expression of tumorigenesis associated transcripts in ‎mouse brain. In: Recent Advances in Clinical Medicine (Anninos P, Rossi M, ‎Pham TD, Falugi C, Bussing A, Koukkou M. Eds.), Proceedings of the ‎International Conference on Oncology (ONCOLOGY'10), University of ‎Cambridge, UK, February 23-25, 2010. Pp. 331-336. (PDF)