Carmit Levy Laboratory | Tel Aviv University


We are studying the role of microRNAs in development, differentiation and malignant transformation of melanocyte (melanoma). Our studies are focused on melanocytes, with the goal to develop novel approaches in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer in general and melanoma in particular. In addition, we are using these systems as a model for exploring basic microRNA biogenesis.

Journal article

Melanoma miRNA trafficking controls tumour primary niche formation.

Dror S, Sander L, Schwartz H, Sheinboim D, Barzilai A, Dishon Y, Apcher S, Golan T, Greenberger S, Barshack I, Malcov H, Zilberberg A, Levin L, Nessling M, Friedmann Y, Igras V, Barzilay O, Vaknine H, Brenner R, Zinger A, Schroeder A, Gonen P, Khaled M, Erez N, Hoheisel J, Levy C

Nature cell biology, vol. 18, issue 9 (2016) pp. 1006-17