Laboratory of Margarita Vigodner, Ph.D.

Our Team


Dr. Margarita Vigodner's Lab:

Our previous research work focused on the studies of spermatogenesis and the development of new methodologies using flow cytometry and confocal microscopy for monitoring germ cell progression and to distinguish between normal and abnormal spermatogenesis.

Current research project in my group focuses on the characterization of the role of novel small proteins known as SUMO (small-ubiquitin-related modifiers) in testicular cells, sperm, stress response in the testis and the development of the testicular cancer.

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The laboratory is composed of Prof. Vigodner (Principal Investigator), Ms Schiff (Technician), and Dr. Xiao (Post-Doc), Dr Lucas (Research Associate and Lecturer), and students trainees.

Dr. Margarita Vigodner 

Dr. Vigodner is Associate Professor of Biology at the Stern College for Women and has funded her laboratory in the facilities of Stern College. Dr. Vigodner is the principal investigator on several grants including a NIH award.


Research team: 

  Elana Molcho   (technician)


Trainees: (Stern College students)   



Former Post DOCs / Lecturer 

Dr. Yuxuan Xiao

Dr. Benjamin Lucas


Former lab technician 

Tania Schiff  

Daniel Pollack 


Former Students 

Yael Horvath 

Michal Auerbach  

Helene Sonenberg  

Estee Robin 

Deborah Faber 

Dahlia Pasik 

Rachel Yarnush 

Rebecca Gross 

Miriam Andrusier 

Hannah Marmor 

Abby Winchell 

Lily Ottensoser 

Jimechia Toussaint 

Zahava Finkelstein 

Enbal Sabag  

Noor Taied  

Robert Cabral 

Elisheva Markov 

Alison Tawil  

Avi Levy 

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