The Harel Lab

Experimental biology of vertebrate aging and age-related diseases

Young (top) and old (bottom) turquoise killifish

Exploring the Hallmarks of aging using the turquoise killifish

Transgenic fish expressing a fluorescent protein in the heart

Lab News:

In spring 2018 I will be joining the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences  at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I am looking for highly motivated students and postdocs.


Upcoming talks and events:

The 5th Israeli zebrafish meeting, December 7th, 2017 at the Ben-Gurion university

The 26th ISFN Annual Meeting,  December 10-12th, 2017, at the Queen of Sheba, Eilat

Excited to co-organize the 2nd Killifish meeting, June 7-9 2018, Cologne




The turquoise killifish model for experimental aging research. Important landmarks in the life history of humans and the turquoise killifish, and their respective timeline.

Harel I, Valenzano DR, Brunet A., Nature Protoc. 11 (2016),