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Zhana Haimon


Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Herzl Street 1
76100 Rehovot

Zhana Haimon

Educational Background

2014- present PhD student at the lab of prof. Steffen Jung, department of immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Microglia in steady state and disease
2012 – 2014 Research assistant at AptaTeck bio, Rehovot, Israel
Startup Company developing molecular probes
2009 – 2011 Studies (M.Sc.) in Life Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Master Thesis at the lab of Dr. Valery Krizhanovsky, Department of Molecular Cell Biology: “The mechanisms of immune surveillance of senescent cells by NK cells”
2006 – 2009 Studies (B.Med.Lab.Sc.) in Medical Lab Science, Ben-Gurion University, Be’er-Sheva, Israel
Research Project at the lab of Prof. Rachel Levy, Department of Clinical Biochemistry: “The involvement of cPLA2 in Alzheimer’s disease”.
Graduated with honors


  • Sagiv A, Burton D G A, Moshayev Z, Vadai E, Wensveen F, Ben-Dor S, … Krizhanovsky, V. (2016). NKG2D ligands mediate immunosurveillance of senescent cells. Aging, 8(2), 328–344.
  • Wolf Y, Boura-Halfon S, Cortese N, Haimon Z, Shalom H S, Kuperman Y, … Jung, S. (2017). Brown-adipose-tissue macrophages control tissue innervation and homeostatic energy expenditure. Nature Immunology, 18(6).