Tal Luzzatto Knaan is head of the functional metabolomics lab in the department of Marine Biology at the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa.
She earned her BSc in Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences from Tel-Hai Academic College, her MSc in Biotechnology and PhD in Biochemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
From 2013-2016 she was a Vaadia-BARD postdoctoral fellow at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego in collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. From 2016-2019 she was a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Marine Biology at the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences until she joined as a faculty member.
Tal’s main interests is studying the role of small molecules (metabolites) in marine biological systems, from the basic science and ecological function to the discovery of new chemical structures for biotechnological applications and as potential drug leads.