Karin Golan, PhD
Karin is a Postdoctoral fellow in the Tothova Lab. She received her B.A. in Medical sciences from Tel-Aviv University and then joined the Weizmann Institute of Science for her M.Sc. and PhD studies in biology. At the Weizmann Institute she worked in the lab of Prof. Tsvee Lapidot on the role of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate in hematopoietic stem cell motility, and the influence of light and darkness on the dynamic physiological function of hematopoietic stem cells and on mitochondrial transfer between hematopoietic stem cells and their bone marrow microenvironment. In the Tothova lab, Karin is interested in investigating a possible switch between the cohesin complexes during the development of MDS and AML and in the establishment and co-evolvement of the leukemic niche. Outside of the lab, she enjoys spending quality time with her three children, planning family trips for the weekends and taking long walks outdoors.