Key Publications: Meital Oren-Suissa

Meital Oren-Suissa

Key Publications

1: Salzberg Y and Oren-Suissa M., one template – two outcomes: how does the sex-shared nervous system generate sex-specific behavioral traits? Current topics in developmental biology. In press,

2: Bayer EA, Stecky RC, Neal L, Katsamba PS, Ahlsen G, Balaji V, Hoppe T, Shapiro L, Oren-Suissa M, Hobert O. Ubiquitin-dependent regulation of a conserved DMRT protein controls sexually dimorphic synaptic connectivity and behavior. Elife. 2020 Oct 6;9:e59614. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.59614

3: Salzberg Y., Pechuk V., Gat A., Setty H., Sela S. & Oren-Suissa M. Synaptic Protein Degradation Controls Sexually Dimorphic Circuits through Regulation of DCC/UNC-40. Current Biology. 2020 Nov 2;30(21):4128-4141.e5. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.08.002.
 ♦ Reviewed in Current Biology: “Dispatch” (Curr Biol 2020 Nov 2;30(21):R1319-R1321. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.08.102 )
♦ recommended in F1000

4: *Kravtsov V., *Oren-Suissa M., and Podbilewicz B. The fusogen AFF-1 can rejuvenate the regenerative potential of adult dendritic trees by self-fusion. Development. 2017 Jul 1;144(13):2364-2374. doi: 10.1242/dev.150037.

*These authors contributed equally to this work

5: *Oren-Suissa M., *Gattegno T., Kravtsov V. and Podbilewicz B. Extrinsic repair of injured dendrites as a paradigm for regeneration by fusion in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2017; May;206(1):215-230. DOI:

*These authors contributed equally to this work

6: Serrano Saiz E, Oren-Suissa,M., Bayer E. and Hobert O. Sexually dimorphic differentiation of a C. elegans hub neuron is cell-autonomously controlled by a conserved transcription factor. Current Biology. 2017; Jan 23;27(2):199-209. DOI:

7: Oren-Suissa M. and Hobert O. Sexual dimorphisms in the nervous system of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. In Legato, M (Ed), Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine 3rd Edition. Cambridge: Elsevier, Inc.

8: Oren-Suissa M., Bayer E. and Hobert O. Sex-specific pruning of neuronal synapses in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature. 2016; 533:206-211. PMID: 27144354

9: Yaniv, P., Issman-Zecharya, N., Oren-Suissa, M., Podbilewicz, B.  and Schuldiner, O.  Axon regrowth during development and regeneration following injury share molecular mechanisms. Current Biology. 2012; 22, 1774-82. PMID: 22921367. DOI:

10: Oren-Suissa, M., Hall, D. H., Treinin, M., Shemer, G. and Podbilewicz, B. The fusogen EFF-1 controls sculpting of mechanosensory dendrites. Science. 2010; 328, 1285-8. PMID: 20448153.