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1. Gal-Mor O, Valinsky L, Weinberger M, Guy S, Jaffe J, Schorr Y.I, Raisfeld A, Agmon V and Nissan I. (2010). Rapid and Clonal emergence of a multi-drug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Infantis in Israel. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 16(11):1754-7.


2. Nat F. Brown, Brian K. Coombes, Jenna L. Bishop, Mark E. Wickham, Michael J. Lowden, Ohad Gal-Mor, David L. Goode, Erin C. Boyle and B. Brett Finlay. (2011). Salmonella phage ST64B encodes a type III secreted effector. PLoS ONE. 18;6(3):e17824.

3. Gal-Mor O, Elhadad D, Deng W, Rahav G, Finlay BB. (2011). The Salmonella enterica PhoP Directly Activates the Horizontally Acquired SPI-2 Gene sseL and Is Functionally Different from a bongori Ortholog. PLoS ONE. 6(5):e20024.


4. Ben-David D; Kordevani R; Keller  N; Tal  I; Marzel  A; Gal-Mor O; Maor  Y; and Rahav  (2012). Outcome of Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Bloodstream Infections. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 18(1):54-60.

5. Gal-Mor O, Suez J, Elhadad D, Porwollik S, Leshem E, Valinsky L, McClelland M, Schwartz E, Rahav G. (2012). Molecular and Cellular Characterization of a Salmonella enterica Serovar Paratyphi A Outbreak Strain and the Human Immune Response to Infection. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. 19(2):146-156.


6. Jotham Suez, Steffen Porwollik, Amir Dagan, Alex Marzel1, Yosef Ilan Schorr, Prerak T Desai, Vered Agmon, Michael McClelland, Galia Rahav, and Ohad Gal-Mor. (2013). Virulence Gene Profiling and Pathogenicity Characterization of Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Accounted for Invasive Disease in Humans. PLoS ONE. 8(3): e58449. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058449.

7.Shiraz Gefen-Halevi, Musa Hindiyeh, Debby Ben-David, Gill Smollan, Ohad Gal-Mor, Roberto Azar, Mariana Castanheira, Natasha Belausov, Galia Rahav, Ilana Tal, Ella Mendelson, and Nathan Keller. Isolation of Genetically not Related blaNDM-1 Positive Providencia rettgeri in Israel. (2013). Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 51(5):1642-3.


8. Gili Aviv, Katherine Tsyba, Natalie Steck, Mali Salmon-Divon, Antje Cornelius, Galia Rahav, Guntram A, Grassl and Ohad Gal-Mor. (2014). A Unique Megaplasmid Contributes to Stress Tolerance and Pathogenicity of an Emergent Salmonella enterica Serovar Infantis Strain. Environmental Microbiology. 16(4):977-94. Cover Article.

9. Alex Marzel, Prerak T. Desai, Israel Nissan, Yosef Ilan Schorr, Jotham Suez, Lea Valinsky, Abraham Reisfeld, Vered Agmon, Jean Guard, Michael McClelland, Galia Rahav and Ohad Gal-Mor. (2014). Integrative analysis of Salmonellosis in Israel reveals association of Salmonella enterica Serovar 9,12:l,v:- with extraintestinal infections, dissemination of endemic enterica Serovar Typhimurium DT104 biotypes, and severe underreporting of outbreaks. Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  52(6):2078-88.

10. Ohad Gal-Mor, Erin C. Boyle, Guntram A. Grassl. (2014). Same species, different diseases: how and why typhoidal and non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica serovars differ. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5:391 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00391.


11. Dana Elhadad, Michael McClelland, Galia Rahav and Ohad Gal-Mor. (2015) Fever-Like Temperature is a Virulence Regulatory Cue Controlling the Motility and Host Cell Invasion of Typhoidal Salmonella. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 212(1):147-56.

12. Dana Elhadad, Prerak Desai, Galia Rahav, Michael McClelland and Ohad Gal-Mor. (2015). Flagellin is required for host cell invasion and normal SPI-1 expression by Salmonella Paratyphi A. Infection and Immunity. 83(9):3355-68. Cover Article.

13. Shalhevet Azriel, Alina Goren, Galia Rahav, and Ohad Gal-Mor. (2015). The Stringent Response Regulator DksA is Required for Salmonella Typhimurium Growth in Minimal Media, Motility, Biofilm Formation and Intestinal Colonization. Infection and Immunity. 84(1):375-84. Cover Article.


14. Alex Marzel, Prerak T. Desai, Alina Goren, Yosef Schorr, Israel Nissan, Steffen Porwollik, Lea Valinsky, Michael McClelland, Galia Rahav, and Ohad Gal-Mor. (2016). Persistent Infections by Non-Typhoidal Salmonella in Humans: Epidemiology and Genetics. Clinical Infectious diseases. 62(7):879-86. Highlighted as Editor’s Choice.

15. Dana Elhadad, Prerak Desai, Guntram A. Grassl, Michael McClelland,  Galia Rahav,  Ohad Gal-Mor (2016). Differences in Host Cell Invasion and Salmonella Pathogenicity Island 1 Expression between Salmonella enterica Serovar Paratyphi A and Nontyphoidal S. Typhimurium. Infection and Immunity. 84(4):1150-65.

16. Michael McClelland, Alex Marzel, Prerak T. Desai, and Ohad Gal-Mor. (2016). Reply to Yue (Letter to the Editor). Clinical Infectious diseases. 62(10):1326-7.

17. Baker KS, Dallman TJ, Behar A, Weill FX, Gouali M, Sobel J, Fookes M, Valinsky L, Gal-Mor O, Connor TR, Nissan I, Bertrand S, Parkhill J, Jenkins C, Cohen D, Thomson NR. (2016). Travel- and Community-Based Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Shigella sonnei Lineage among International Orthodox Jewish Communities. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 22(9):1545-53

18. Shomer I, Avisar A, Desai P, Azriel S, Smollan G, Belausov N, Keller N, Glikman D, Maor Y, Peretz A, McClelland M, Rahav G and Gal-Mor O (2016). Genetic and phenotypic characterization of a Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis emerging strain with superior intra-macrophage replication phenotype. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:1468.

19. Gili Aviv, Galia Rahav, and Ohad Gal-Mor (2016). Horizontal Transfer of the Salmonella enterica Serovar Infantis Resistance and Virulence Plasmid pESI to the Gut Microbiota of Warm-Blooded Hosts. mBIO. 7(5):e01395-16.


20. Shalhevet Azriel, Alina Goren, Inna Shomer, Gili Aviv, Galia Rahav, and Ohad Gal-Mor. The Typhi colonization factor (Tcf) is encoded by multiple non-typhoidal Salmonella serovars but exhibits a varying expression profile and interchanging contribution to intestinal colonization. 2017. Virulence 8(8): 1791–1807. (Highlighted by an Editorial Commentary (

21. Gili Aviv, Laura Elpers,Svetlana Mikhlin, Shaul Vitman Zilber, Guntram A. Grassl, Galia Rahav, Michael Hensel and Ohad Gal-Mor. The plasmid-encoded Ipf and Fae fimbriae display different expression and varying roles in the virulence of Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis in mouse vs. avian hosts. 2017. PLoS Pathogens. 17;13(8):e1006559.


22. Aviv G., Gal-Mor O. (2018) Real-Time Reverse Transcription PCR as a Tool to Study Virulence Gene Regulation in Bacterial Pathogens. In: Medina C., López-Baena F. (eds) Host-Pathogen Interactions. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1734, pp 23-32. Humana Press, New York, NY.

23. Aviv G., Gal-Mor O. (2018) Usage of a Bioluminescence Reporter System to Image Promoter Activity During Host Infection. In: Medina C., López-Baena F. (eds) Host-Pathogen Interactions. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1734, pp 33-38. Humana Press, New York, NY.

24. Aviv G., Gal-Mor O. (2018) lacZ Reporter System as a Tool to Study Virulence Gene Regulation in Bacterial Pathogens. In: Medina C., López-Baena F. (eds) Host-Pathogen Interactions. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1734, pp 39-45. Humana Press, New York, NY.

25. Aviv G., Gal-Mor O. (2018) Western Blotting Against Tagged Virulence Determinants to Study Bacterial Pathogenicity. In: Medina C., López-Baena F. (eds) Host-Pathogen Interactions. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1734, pp 47-54. Humana Press, New York, NY.

26. Ohad Gal-Mor. Persistent infection and long-term carriage of typhoidal and non-typhoidal Salmonella. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 28;32(1), 2018. [Highlighted as a cover image].


27.  Gili Aviv, Antje Cornelius, Maya Davidovich, Helit Cohen, Abdulhadi Suwandi, Alibek Galeev, Natalie Steck, Shalhevet Azriel, Assaf Rokney, Lea Valinsky, Galia Rahav, Guntram A. Grassl, and Ohad Gal-Mor. The emerging Salmonella Infantis expresses lower levels of SPI-1 genes and causes milder colitis in mice and lower rates of invasive disease in humans than Salmonella Typhimurium. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2019. 220(6):1071-1081.

28.  Abdulhadi Suwandi, Alibek Galeev, René Riedel, Samriti Sharma, Katrin Seeger, Torsten Sterzenbach, Lucía García Pastor, Erin C. Boyle, Ohad Gal-Mor, Michael Hensel, Josep Casadesús, John F. Baines, and Guntram A. Grassl. Std fimbriae-fucose interaction increases Salmonella-induced intestinal inflammation and prolongs colonization. PLoS Pathogens. 2019. 15(7):e1007915.


29. Cohen E, Davidovich M, Rokney A, Valinsky L, Rahav G, Gal-Mor O. Emergence of new variants of antibiotic resistance genomic islands among multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica in poultry. Environmental Microbiology. 2020 22(1):413-432.

30. Cohen E, Rahav G, Gal-Mor O. Genome Sequence of an Emerging Salmonella enterica Serovar Infantis and Genomic Comparison with Other S. Infantis Strains. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2020 12(3):151-159.


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