- Professional Experience:
Researcher, Department of Molecular Epidemiology, Ichilov Hospital; formally research partner in a unique cooperative project with the Forensic Science Department of the Israel Police; extensive research experience in microbial ecology of ecological systems and the physiology of bacteria; published articles important scientific journals in the field.
2013: Postdoctoral fellowship, Tel Aviv University.
2009: Ph.D. in the physiology of bacteria, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2003: M.Sc. in microbial ecology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2000: B.Sc. in applied mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, Technion.
- Subjects Taught:
Academic literacy, cell biology
- Research Interests:
Microbial ecology, bacterial resistance to antibiotics and prevention of infectious disease.
1. Lerner, A., Adler, A., Abu-Hanna, J., Meitus, I., Navon-Venezia, S., Carmeli, Y. 2013. Methodological and environmental factors affecting the detection of environmental contamination by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51:177-181.
2. Lerner, A*., Romano, J*., Navon-Venezia, S., Edgar, R., Carmeli, Y. 2013. Rectal swabs are suitable for quantifying the carriage load of KPC-producer carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacea (CRE). Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 57:1474-1479.
3. Baudoin, E., Lerner, A., Mirza, M. S., El Zemrany, H., Prigent-Combaret, C., Jurkevich, E., Spaepen, S., Vanderleyden, J., Nazaret, S., Okon, Y., Monne-Loccoz, Y. 2010. Effects of Azospirillum brasilense PGPR genetically modified with auxin production gene ipdC on the diversity of the indigenous microbiota of the wheat rhizosphere. Research in Microbiology 161:219-226.
4. Lerner, A., Valverde, A., Castro-Sowinski, S., Lerner, H., Okon, Y., Burdman, S. 2010. Phenotypic variation in Azospirillum brasilense exposed to starvation. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2:577–586.
5. Lerner, A., Castro-Sowinski, S., Lerner, H., Okon, Y., Burdman, S. 2009. Glycogen phosphorylase is involved in stress endurance and biofilm formation in Azospirillum brasilense Sp7. FEMS Microbiology Letters 300:75-82.