Liron Shalom


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Former Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

I’m mainly interested in plant responses to endogenous and environmental cues. My PhD study focused on alternate bearing in fruit trees, a process by which cycles of heavy yield one year are followed by low yield the next year. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Maloof lab, I’m utilizing quantitative genetics to identify chilling tolerance mechanisms in tomato plants. 

Personal Interests



Degree Field Institution Year(s) Advisor
Ph.D. (pending) Plant Biology Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2010 - 2015 Avi Sadka
M.S. Plant Biology Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2008 - 2010 Avi Sadka
B.S. Plant Biology Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2005 - 2007


  • Shalom L, Shlizerman L, Zur N, Doron-Faigenboim A, Blumwald E, et al. (2015). Molecular characterization of SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPL) gene family from Citrus and the effect of fruit load on their expression. Front Plant Sci 6: 389. PubMed Front Plant Sci

  • Shalom L, Samuels S, Zur N, Shlizerman L, Doron-Faigenboim A, et al. (2014). Fruit load induces changes in global gene expression and in abscisic acid (ABA) and indole acetic acid (IAA) homeostasis in citrus buds. J Exp Bot 65(12): 3029-44. PubMed J Exp Bot

  • Goldberg-Moeller R, Shalom L, Shlizerman L, Samuels S, Zur N, et al. (2013). Effects of gibberellin treatment during flowering induction period on global gene expression and the transcription of flowering-control genes in Citrus buds. Plant Sci 198: 46-57. PubMed

  • Shalom L, Samuels S, Zur N, Shlizerman L, Zemach H, et al. (2012). Alternate bearing in citrus: changes in the expression of flowering control genes and in global gene expression in ON- versus OFF-crop trees. PLoS One 7(10): e46930. PubMed PLoS One