Prof. Gila Kahila Bar-Gal


Kahila Bar-Gal, G., T. Rosenberg, R. Price and C. Greenblatt . 2009. Genetic characterization of animal remains from Khirbet Qumran: case study of two bones from jar 293. In: Gunneweg J., A. Adriaens and J. Dik (eds.) Holistic Qumran. Trans-Disciplinary Research of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands. Pp. 67-75.

Spigelman, M., S. Dong Hoon and G. Kahila Bar-Gal . 2012.  The Promise, the Problems and the Future of DNA in Paleopathology. In: Grauer A.L. (ed.) A comparison to Paleopathology.  Blackwell Companions To Anthropology, John Willy & Sons (First edition).

Kahila Bar-Gal, G., R. Price, T. Rosenberg, and C. Greenblatt 2012. The impact of new molecular biology techniques on the study of the ancient DNA of Qumran In: J. Gunneweg and Chuck Greenblatt (ed.) Outdoor Qumran and the Dead Sea. Proceedings of the joint Hebrew University and COST Action D-42 Cultural Heritage Workshop held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in May 25-26, 2010 E-book


Roca, A.L.*, Kahila Bar-Gal*, E. Eizirik, K.M. Helgen, R. Maria, M.S. Springer, S.J. O’Brien and W. J. Murphy . 2004. Mesozoic origin for West Indian insectivores. Nature Vol. 429, 649-651. (*These authors contributed equally).

Donoghue, H.D. , M. Spigelman , C. Greenblatt , G. Lev-Maor, Kahila Bar-Gal, C. Matheson, K. Vernon, A.G. Nerlich and A.R Zink.  2004. Tuberculosis: from prehistory to Robert Koch, as revealed by ancient DNA.  Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol. 4(9), 584-592.

Kolska Horwitz, L. and Kahila Bar-Gal . 2006.  The Origin and Genetic Status of Insular Caprines in the Eastern Mediterranean: A Case Study of Free-Ranging Goats (Capra aegagrus cretica) on Crete.  Human Evolution Vol. 21, 123-138.

Hershkovitz, I. ,  D. Donoghue ,  D.E. Minnikin,  G.S. Besra,  O.Y-C. Lee, A.M. Gernaey, E. Galili,  V. Eshed, C.L. Greenblatt,  E. Lemma,  G. Kahila Bar-Gal and  M. Spigelman . 2008. Detection and Molecular Characterization of 9000-Year- Old Mycobacterium tuberculosis from a Neolithic Settlement in the Eastern Mediterranean. PLoS ONE. 3(10): e3426.

Faerman M., G. Kahila Bar-Gal, I. Hershkovitz, M. Spigelman and C.L. Greenblatt. 2008. Molecular Archaeology: People, Animals and Plants of the Holy Land. Israel Journal of Earth Science Vol. 56, 217-229.

Driscoll, C.A ., N. Yamaguchi, G.  Kahila Bar-Gal, A.L. Roca, S. Luo, D.W. Macdonald and S.J. O’Brien . 2009. Mitochondrial Phylogeography Illuminates the Origin of the Extinct Cas an Tiger and Its Relationship to the Amur Tiger. PLoS ONE. Vol. 4(1), e4125.

Donoghue, D ., I. Hershkovitz, D.E. Minnikin, G.S. Besra,  O. Lee, E. Galili, C.L. Greenblatt,  E. Lemma, M. Spigelman  and G. Kahila Bar-Gal . 2009. Biomolecular archaeology of ancient tuberculosis: response to ‘‘Deficiencies and challenges in the study of ancient tuberculosis DNA’’ by Wilbur et al. (2009). Journal of Archaeological Science 36(12): 2797-2804.

Henn, J.B. , B.B. Chomel , H.J. Boulouis, R.W. Kasten, W.L. Murray, G. Kahila Bar-Gal, R. King, J.F. Coureau and G. Baneth. 2009. Bartonella rochalimae in Raccoons, Coyotes, and Red Foxes. Emerging Infectious Diseases 15: 1984-1987.

Hermon, D., R. Gafny, A. Zamir, Lia Hadas, Faerman and G. Kahila Bar-Gal . 2011. The genetic signature of a shrunken head. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 3(2):223-228.

Kahila Bar-Gal , G.,  K. Myeung Ju, A. Klein, S. Dong Hoon, O. Chang Seok, K. Jong Wan, K. Tae-Hyun, K. Seok Bae, P. Robert Grant, O. Pappo, M. Spigelman and D. Shouval .  2012. Tracing Hepatitis B virus to the 16th century in a Korean mummy.  Hepatology 56(5): 1671-1680 DOI: 10.1002/hep.25852.

Magory Cohen T., T. Narkiss, A.Dolev, Y. Ben-Ari, N. Kronfeld-Schor, A. Guter, D. Saltz and Kahila BarGal. 2012. Genetic diversity of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) population in Israel and its implications for conservation. Journal of Heredity 104(2): 192-201. doi: 10.1093/jhered/ess094

Magory Cohen T., King, A. Dolev, A. Boldo, A. Lichter-Peled and G. Kahila BarGal. 2013. Genetic characterization of populations of the golden jackal and the red fox in Israel. Conservation Genetics 14(1): 55-63

Valinsky L., G. Etinger, G.  Kahila Bar-Gal and L. Orshan. 2014. Molecular Identification of Bloodmeals From Sand Flies and Mosquitoes Collected in Israel. Journal of Medical Entomology 51(3): 678Ð685 (2014); DOI:

Hershkovitz, I., M. Spigelman, R. Sarig, L. Do-Sun, L. In Sun, O. Chang Seok, H. May, E. Boaretto, K. Yi-Suk, L. Soong Deok, N. Peled, K. Myeung Ju, T. Toledano, G. Kahila Bar-Gal and S. Dong Hoon. 2014. A possible case of Cherubism in a 17th-century Korean mummy. PLoS ONE, 9(8): e102441.

Kahila Bar-Gal G., S.E. Blum, L. Hadas, R. Ehricht, S. Monecke, G, Leitner, 2015. Host-specificity of Staphylococcus aureus causing intramammary infections in dairy animals assessed by genotyping and virulence genes. Veterinary Microbiology 176 (1-2):143-154. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.01.007.

Spigelman, M., H.D Donoghue, Z. Abdeeb, S. Ereqat, I. Sarie, C.L. Greenblatt, I. Pap, I. Szikossy, I. Hershkovitz, Kahila Bar-Gal and C. Matheson. 2015. Evolutionary changes in the genome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the human genome from 9000 years BP until modern times. Tuberculosis doi:10.1016/

Hershkovitza, I., H.D. Donoghueb, D.E. Minnikinc, H. Maya, L. Oona Y-C., M. Feldmana, E. Galilid, M. Spigelmana, B.M. Rothschildf and G. Kahila Bar-Gal. 2015. Tuberculosis origin: the Neolithic scenario. Tuberculosis DOI:

Hadas, L., D. Hermon, A. Boldo, G. Arieli, R. Gafny, R. King and Kahila Bar-Gal. 2015. Wild Gazelles of the Southern Levant: genetic profiling defines new conservation priorities. PLoS ONE, 10 (3): e0116401.  DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0116401

Xue, H.R., N. Yamaguchi, C. A. Driscoll, , Y. Ha, G. Kahila Bar-Gal, Y. Zhuang, J.H.Mazak, D.M. Macdonald , S.J. O’Brien, S. Luo . Genetic Ancestry of the Extinct Javan and Bali Tigers. J. Hered. 106(3):247-57. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esv002

Der Sarkissian C., L. Ermini , M. Schubert , M.A. Yang, P. Librado, M. Fumagalli, H. Jónsson, G. Kahila Bar-Gal, A. Albrechtsen, F.G. Vieira, B. Petersen, A. Ginolhac, A. Seguin-Orlando, K. Magnussen, A. Fages, C. Gamba, B. Lorente, S. Polani, C. Steiner, M. Neuditschko, V. Jagannathan, C. Feh, C.L. Greenblatt, A. Ludwig, N. Abramson, W. Zimmermann, R. Schafberg, A. Tikhonov, T. Sicheritz-Ponten, E. Willerslev, T. Marques-Bonet, O.A. Ryder, M. McCue, S. Rieder, T. Leeb, M. Slatkin, L. Orlando. 2015.  Evolutionary genomics and conservation of the endangered Przewalski’s horses. Current Biology,