OFER ROG portrait
  • Associate Professor, School Of Biological Sciences


  • Kursel LE (2023). A suppressor screen in C. elegans identifies a multi-protein interaction that stabilizes the synaptonemal complex. PNAS. Vol. 120. Published, 12/2023.
  • Liu D (2023). Depicting a cellular space occupied by condensates. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Vol. 34. Published, 08/2023.
  • Almanzar DE. & Gordon SG.*, Bristow C.*, Hamrick A.*, von Diezmann L., Liu H. and Rog O. (2023). Building the synaptonemal complex: molecular interactions between the axis and the central region. Life Science Alliance. Vol. 6. Published, 07/2023.
  • Gordon SG & Rog O. (2023). Building the synaptonemal complex: molecular interactions between the axis and the central region. PLoS Genetics. Vol. 19. Published, 01/2023.
  • Su Y. & Lin OC, Teh LS., Chevance F., James, I., Mayfield, C., Golic, KG., Gagnon J., Rog O., Dale C. (2022). “Rational Engineering of a Synthetic Insect-Bacterial Mutualism.”. Current Biology. Vol. 32. Published, 09/2022.
  • Almanzar DE & Hamrick A., Rog O. (2022). “Single-sister labeling in the C. elegans germline using the nucleotide analog EdU.”. STAR Protocols. Vol. 3. Published, 06/2022.
  • Kursel LE. (2021). Unconventional conservation reveals structure-function relationships in the synaptonemal complex. eLife. Published, 11/2021.
  • Liu H. & Gordon SG., Rog O. (2021). Heterologous synapsis in C. elegans is regulated by meiotic double-strand breaks and crossovers. Chromosoma. Vol. 130, 237–250. Published, 09/2021.
  • von Diezmann L. & Rog O. (2021). Single-Molecule Tracking of Chromatin-Associated Proteins in the C. elegans Gonad. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 6162–6170. Published, 06/2021.
  • Gordon SG. & Kursel LE., Xu K., Rog O. (2021). Synaptonemal Complex dimerization regulates chromosome alignment and crossover patterning in meiosis” 2021 . PLoS Genetics. 17(3): e1009205. Published, 03/2021.
  • Lexy von Dieamann & Ofer Rog (2021). Let’s get physical: Mechanisms of crossover interference. Journal of Cell Science. Published, 02/26/2021.
  • Almanzar DE & Gordon SG, Rog O (2021). Meiotic sister chromatid exchanges are rare in C. elegans. Current Biology. Published, 02/01/2021.
  • Hurlock ME & Čavka, I., Kursel, LE., Haversat J., Wooten M., Nizami Z., Turniansky R., Hoess P., Ries J., Gall JG., Rog O., Köhler S., Kim Y (2020). “Identification of novel synaptonemal complex components in C. elegans”. Journal of Cell Biol. Published, 03/2020.
  • Rog O. * & Köhler S., Dernburg AF.* (*co-corresponding authors) (2017). The synaptonemal complex has liquid crystalline properties and spatially regulates meiotic recombination factors. eLife. Published, 01/03/2017.


  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2022.
  • FASEB Yeast Chromosome Biology and Cell Cycle. Presentation, Presented, 07/2022.
  • Meiosis Gordon Research Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2022.
  • Evolution of Meiosis, La Fondation des Treilles, France. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2022.
  • University of Chicago, Biosciences Program. Presentation, Presented, 03/2022.
  • University of California, Davis, Molecular and Cellular Biology. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2021.
  • Johns Hopkins, Department of Biology. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Emerging Concepts in Chromosome Biology, Vienna. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Biol 3960 Faculty Research Seminar. Contributed Talk, Presented, 11/2017.
  • Biol 7206 Intro to MCEB Research. Contributed Talk, Presented, 10/2017.
  • MB Biosciences. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Molecular Biology Fashion Show. Contributed Talk, Presented, 09/2017.
  • Lark Symposium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2017.
  • Chromosome Dynamics GRS 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2017.
  • Math & Biology. Contributed Talk, Presented, 04/2017.
  • MCEB Recruitment Symposium. Contributed Talk, Presented, 03/2017.


  • English, fluent.
  • Hebrew, fluent.