Prof. Alon Monsonego

Prof. Alon Monsonego Profile

Professor
PhD, 1998

Department : Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics
Room : 003
39-בניין המכון הלאומי לביוטכנולוגיה בנגב
Phone : 972-8-6479733
972-8-6477190
972-8-6479004
972-8-6479052
Email : alonmon@bgu.ac.il
Office Hours :  
brain, aging, alzheimer, neuro degeneration

Education

  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Specialty: Neuroimmunologist Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel B.Sc 1990 Genetic Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel M.Sc 1992 Micro- biology Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Ph.D 1998 Neuro-immunology

Research Topics

  • Immune mechanisms in aging and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Stress-induced autoimmunity
  • Design of 3D immunoregulatory scaffolds

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • Primary cultures of brain and immune cells
  • Mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Vaccination approaches

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Kaminer -Israeli Y, Shapiro J, Cohen S, Monsonego A. Stromal cell-induced immune regulation in a transplantable lymphoid-like cell constructs. Biomaterials. 2010 Dec;31(35):9273-84.
  • Nemirovsky A, Fisher Y, Baron R, Cohen IR, Monsonego A. Amyloid beta-HSP60 peptide conjugate vaccine treats a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Vaccine. 2011 May 23;29(23):4043-50.
  • Yair Fisher, Anna Nemirovsky , Rona Baron and Alon Monsonego. Dendritic cells regulate A b -specific T-cell entry into the brain: The role of perivascular A b . J. Alzheimer’s disease. 2012 Jan 1;27(1):99-111.

Existing collaborations

  • Kaminer -Israeli Y, Shapiro J, Cohen S, Monsonego A. Stromal cell-induced immune regulation in a transplantable lymphoid-like cell constructs. Biomaterials. 2010 Dec;31(35):9273-84.
  • Nemirovsky A, Fisher Y, Baron R, Cohen IR, Monsonego A. Amyloid beta-HSP60 peptide conjugate vaccine treats a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Vaccine. 2011 May 23;29(23):4043-50.
  • Yair Fisher, Anna Nemirovsky , Rona Baron and Alon Monsonego. Dendritic cells regulate A b -specific T-cell entry into the brain: The role of perivascular A b . J. Alzheimer’s disease. 2012 Jan 1;27(1):99-111.

Suggested multi-disciplinary research project / research focus topics

  • Immunity and Inflammation in aging and neurodegenerative disorders

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