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Zelzer Lab

The musculoskeleton is a tremendously sophisticated and complex biomechanical organ system. It allows vertebrates, including us humans, to display a vast repertoire of movement and postural patterns and, consequently, of behaviors and functions. Our main goal is to understand the biological and biomechanical principles governing musculoskeletal development and function, maintenance and regeneration, as well as aging and pathology. Deciphering the mechanisms underlying these processes will pave the way for development of new therapeutic approaches for treatment of numerous musculoskeletal diseases, including congenital and degenerative, and injuries.

July 28, 2020

Our new pipeline 3D MAPs can mine hundreds of thousands of cells and extract their 3D morphology and map it back to its anatomical location in the tissue.

Great work by Sarah Rubin, Dr. Ankit Agrawal, Dr. Paul Villoutreix and Dr. Tomer Stern.

Animation illustrating main findings can be found here 

June 22, 2020

Our new proprioception paper is out in Nature Communications!

Congratulations to all involved!

July 25, 2019

Read an interview with Eli and Shai about their latest work!

July 25, 2019

Shai's latest paper is out!

Check out Shai's latest paper about modularity during skeletal morphogenesis ~ now in Development

Paper also highlighed in Development!- check it out!

March 29, 2019

Hello, Goodbye and Goodluck!

We had a great time hosting Kaushik from the Nolan lab for a month, where he analyzed our Runx3 mutants. Good luck with your new position!

March 04, 2019

Welcome and good luck Dan!

Dan, a PhD student from the McKee lab, McGill university, Montreal, will be visiting our lab for two months, working with the Weizmann EM unit on visualizing Hyp mice enthesis structure. Good Luck!

December 30, 2018

Our new paper is out!

Shedding new light on the formation of tendon bone attachments! 

Check it out here

February 28, 2019

Check out our latest paper!

Deepening our understanding of sesamoid bone development- check it out here!

June 22, 2018

Looking for a good read? ​Check out our latest papers on Biorxiv!

November 27, 2017

Our new review on mechanical regulation of the musculoskeletal system is out!

Check it out here.

November 05, 2017

Congrats PhD Alumni Dr. Lital Bentovim for a wonderful review!

Check it out here.

November 04, 2017

We have our own, new, lab Twitter!

Working on the new lab website, we are registering to twitter. Now we just need to figure out how to use it.

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