Tomer Avidor-Reiss received his B.S. and M.S. degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. During that time, he studied the mechanisms of exocytosis in cell culture models with Daphne Atlas. He then received his Ph.D. degree from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, working on the mechanisms of opiate addiction using cell culture models with Zvi Vogel. He then performed a postdoctoral study at the University of California, San Diego, Calif, USA, with Charles Zuker, where he studied mechanotransduction in Drosophila melanogaster and developed a novel bioinformatic approach to identify genes that are required specifically for ciliogenesis. Finally, he joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 2005 where his research group focuses on centriole, centrosome, and cilium biology. These studies are performed using a variety of approaches including molecular biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, genetics, and microscopy.
Biography Updated on 16 January 2012