B.Sc.  Biology, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1990.

M.Sc.  (Cum Laude), Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1992.

Ph.D.  (Cum Laude), Zoology and Microbiology, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1999.

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Biological treatment of industrial wastewater. 

Microbial degradation of haloorganic compounds. 

Biology of wastewater reservoirs. 

Molecular microbial ecology.


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Eugene Rosenberg, Rachel Legmann, Ariel Kushmaro, Ellik Adler, Haim Abir & Eliora Z. Ron. 1996. Oil bioremediation using insoluble nitrogen source. Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 51, pp.273-278.

A. Kushmaro, Y. Loya, M. Fine and E. Rosenberg. 1996. Bacterial infection and coral bleaching. Nature:, 380: 396. 

A. Kushmaro, E. Rosenberg, M. Fine and Y. Loya.1997. Bleaching of the coral Oculina patagonica  by Vibrio AK-1. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 147, pp. 159-165. 

A. Kushmaro, G. HenningD. K. Hofmann and Y.Benayahu . 1997. Metamorphosis of Heteroxenia fuscescens planulae (Cnidaria: Octocorallia) is inhibited by crude oil: A novel short term toxicity bioassay. Marine environmental research, Vol. 43. No. 4, pp. 295-302. http://www.elsevier.nl/cdweb/journals/01411136/viewer.htt

A. Kushmaro, E. Rosenberg, M. Fine, Y. Ben Haim  and Y. Loya .1998. Effect of temperature on bleaching of the coral Oculina patagonica  by Vibrio AK-1. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 171, pp. 131-137. 

A. Toren, L. Landau, A. Kushmaro, Y. Loya and E. Rosenberg. 1998. Effect of temperature on the adhesion of Vibrio AK-1 to Oculina patagonica  and coral bleaching. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 64: 1379-1384.

D. Kelman, A. Kushmaro, Y. Loya, Y. Kashman and Y. Benayahu. 1998. Antimicrobial  activity of Red Sea soft coral Pareythropodium fulvum fulvum: reproductive and developmental considerations.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 169: 87-95. http://www.esep.de/abstracts/meps/v169/p87-95.html

E. Rosenberg, A. Kushmaro, Y. Ben-Haim, A. Toren, E. Banin , M. Fine and Y. Loya.  1999. The effect of temperature on bacterial bleaching of corals. Microbiology and  Infectious Disease, ASM pp. 242-254.

Yael Ben-Haim, Ehud Banim, Ariel Kushmaro, Yossi Loya and Eugene Rosenberg. 1999. Inhibition of photosynthesis and bleaching of zooxanthellae by the coral pathogen Vibrio shiloi. . Environmental Microbiology  Vol. 1 (3): 223-230.

E. Banin, T. Israely, A. Kushmaro, Y. Loya, E. Orr and E. Rosenberg. 2000. Penetration of coral-bleaching bacterium Vibrio shiloi into Oculina patagonica. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 66(7): 3031-3036. 

A Kushmaro, E Banin, Y Loya, E Stackebrandt, and E Rosenberg .2001. Vibrio shiloi  sp. nov., the causative agent of bleaching of the coral Oculina patagonica. Int J Syst  Evol Microbiol 2001 51: 1383-1388.

A. Kushmaro, L. Lerner, V. Agmon, C. L. Greenblatt and  J. Kopelowitz , 2001.Vibrio cholerae in Israel: Distribution and characterization of O1 and non-O1 strains from human and environmental sources. Epidemiology and Infection (submitted).