Researcher interests: Molecular endocrinology and hormonal regulation of growth and differentiation, somatogenic and lactogenic hormones. In vivo regulation of growth in fish by growth hormones and related proteins. Preparation and characterization of recombinant growth hormones, placental lactogens, prolactins and leptons. Preparation and characterization of recombinant extracellular domains, their receptors and study of hormone:receptor interaction. Oral immunization in fish.

Selected Publications

Arieh Gertler, Leonora Niv-Spector, Meirav Katz, Michal Shpilman
Development and Characterization of High Affinity Leptins and Leptin Antagonists (2010)| JBC| Read more
Eran Elinav, Arieh Gertler, Leonora Niv-Spector, Meirav Katz, Tulin O. Price
Pegylated Leptin Antagonist Is a Potent Orexigenic Agent: Preparation and Mechanism of Activity (2009)| oxford academic| Read more
Competitive inhibition of leptin signaling results in amelioration of liver fibrosis through modulation of stellate cell function (2008)| AASLD| Read more

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