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Roi Holzman

Faculty of Zoology
Tel Aviv University

Roi Holzman


Roi Holzman, Researcher, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University

Research Interest

Roi Holzman’s research aims at understanding the functional mechanisms underlying organismal performance. Using experimental approaches, hydrodynamic modeling and physical theory, he identifies the functional components that contribute to performance. He then applies these insights into the functional system in order to investigate broad questions pertaining to the ways in which functional diversity has evolved and is maintained, and to unravel the general principles that underlie the evolution of complex functional systems.


  • Holzman, R., S. Percol-Pinkel, G. Zilman (2014). Mexican blind cavefish use mouth suction to detect obstacles. The Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 1955-1962 doi:10.1242/jeb.098384

  • China, V and Holzman, R (2014). Hydrodynamic starvation in first feeding larval fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111, 8083–8088. Doi:10.1073/pnas.1323205111

  • Yaniv, S., Elad, D. and Holzman, R. (2014). Suction-feeding across fish life stages: Flow dynamics from larvae to adults and implications for prey capture. The Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 3748-3757

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