Dr. Shahar Cohen
Research Scientis at The Institute of Plant Science ARO,Volcani Center
Shahar Cohen is a Research Scientist in Dr. Arthur Schaffer’s lab, Volcani Institute in Israel. His field of research includes various aspects of engineering metabolic pathways in plants, including work with a non-caloric natural sweetener, identification of the first gene controlling fruit acidity, and generating sour-less non-transgenic tomatoes via CRISPR technology.
Dr. Cohen is currently engaged in the genetic characterization and modification of the metabolic pathway of cannabinoids and terpenoids and the elucidation of their tissue expression pattern during the development of the Cannabis plant.