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Dr. Odelia Pisanty

Zebrafish Research Unit Scientific Manager



The use of zebrafish as a model for human diseases research



  1. Melamed, P., Eliahu, N., Levavi-Sivan, B., Ofir, M., Farchi-Pisanty, O., Rentier-Delrue, F., Smal, J., Yaron, Z., Naor, Z. (1995). Hypothalamic and Thyroidal regulation of growth hormone in Tilapia. General and Comparative Endocrinology.  97, 13-30.

  2. Farchi-Pisanty, O., Hackett , P, B. Jr., Moav, B. (1995). Regulation of fish growth hormone transcription. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 4, 215-223.

  3. Farchi-Pisanty, O., Sternberg, H., Moav, B. (1997). Transcription regulation of fish growth hormone gene. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. 17, 237-246.

  4. Magiri, E.N., Farchi-Pisanty, O., Avni, A., Breiman A. (2006). The expression of the large rice FK506 binding proteins (FKBPs) demonstrate tissue specificity and heat stress responsiveness. P. Sciences 170, 695-704.

  5. Aviezer-Hagai, K., Skovorodnikova, J., Ohad, N., Maayan, E., Galigniana. M., Farchi-Pisanty, O., Bocovza S., Efrat, Y., von Koskull-Doring P., Breiman A.(2007). The Arabidopsis immunophilins ROF1 (AtFKBP62) and ROF2 (AtFKBP65) exhibit tissue specificity, are heat stress induced and bind HSP90. Plant Molecular Biology 63(2), 237-255.

  6. Weiss C., Bonshtien A., Farchi-Pisanty O., Vitlin A., Azem A. (2009). Cpn20: Siamese twins of the chaperonin world. Plant Mol. Biol. 69(3):227-238.

  7. Meiri D., Tazat K., Cohen-Peer R., Farchi-Pisanty O., Aviezer-Hagai K., Avni A., Breiman A. (2010). Involvment of Arabidopsis ROF2 (FKBP65) in thermotolerance. Plant Mol. Biol. 72:191-203.

  8. Unger T, Dym O, Albeck S, Jacobovitch Y, Bernehim R, Marom D, Pisanty O, Breiman A. (2010). Crystal structure of the three FK506 binding protein domains of wheat FKBP73: evidence for a unique wFK73_2 domain. J. Struct Funct Genomics 11(2):113-23.

  9. Vitlin A, Weiss C, Demishtein-Zohary K, Rasouly A, Levin D, Pisanty-Farchi O, Breiman A, Azem A. (2011). Chloroplast β chaperonins from A. thaliana function with endogenous cpn10 homologs in vitro. Plant Mol Biol. 77(1-2):105-15.

  10. Tal I, Zhang Y,Egevang Jørgensen M, Pisanty O, Barbosa I.C.R,  Zourelidou M, Regnault T, Crocoll C, Erik C.O, Weinstain R, Schwechheimer C, Halkier B.A, Nour-Eldin H.H, Estelle M and Shani E. (2016). The Arabidopsis NPF3 protein is a GA transporter. Nature Communication

  11. Morozov D, Tal I, Pisanty O, Shani E and Cohen Y (2017). Microstructure and Microstructural Changes in Plant Tissues by Advanced Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques. Journal of Experimental Botany.​​

  12. Shani E, Salehin M, Zhang Y, Sanchez S.E, Doherty C, Wang R, Mangado C.C, Song L, Tal I, Pisanty O, Ecker J.R, Kay S.A, Pruneda-Paz J, Estelle M. (2017). Plant stress tolerance requires auxin-sensitive Aux/IAA transcriptional repressors. Current Biology

  13. Zhang Y, Naser V, Pisanty O, Omary M,  Wulff  N, Charrier L, Tal I, Hauser F, Hao P,  Roth O, Fromm H, Schroeder J, Geisler M, Nour-Eldin H H, and Shani E. (2018). A transportome-scale amiRNA-based screen identifies redundant roles of Arabidopsis ABCB6 and ABCB20 in auxin transport. Nature Communications.

  14. Confino S, Dor T, Tovin A, Wexler Y, Ben-Moshe Livne Z, Kolker M, Pisanty O, Park SK, Geyer N, Reiter J, Edvardson S, Mor-Shaked H, Elpeleg O, Vallone D, Appelbaum L, Foulkes NS, Gothilf Y (2022). A Zebrafish Model for a Rare Genetic Disease Reveals a Conserved Role for FBXL3 in the Circadian Clock System. Int J Mol Sci. Feb 21;23(4):2373. doi: 10.3390/ijms23042373. PMID: 35216494.

  15. Hu, Y., Patra, P., Pisanty, O. et al. (2023). Multi-Knock—a multi-targeted genome-scale CRISPR toolbox to overcome functional redundancy in plants. Nat. Plants.

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