Nadav Davidovich

Dr. Nadav Davidovich

Academic Education:

2020-Present  –   Ph.D. candidate, Department of Marine Biology, The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa.

2015-2019   – Specialization in Fish Medicine (Israeli specialization).

2014-2016  –  Master of Veterinary Public Health, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2004-2010  –   Veterinary Medicine, Pisa University, Italy.

Thesis Topic: The Effects of Soy Protein Concentrate (SPC) on Growth and Performance of European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax).



Nadav has started her Ph.D. with Professor Dani Tchernov, and Dr Danny Morick as part of the Marine Pathology Laboratory at the station. Nadav is a Veterinarian specialized in fish medicine working with aquatic animals at the Israeli Veterinary Services and Animal Health within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Current Research:

In his Ph.D. work, he aims to reveal the emergence of a novel nontuberculous mycobacteria, Mycobacterium pseudoshottsii, and its endemic close relative, Mycobacterium marinum in Israeli aquaculture; focusing on molecular characterization, pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance and host immune response


Davidovich N, Tedesco P, Caffara M, Luci V, Cantori A, Morick D, Fioravanti ML, Gustinelli A. 2023. Low prevalence of Contracaecum third-stage larvae parasitizing Sea of Galilee fisheries: 1-year survey after 57 years of no information. Food and Waterborne Parasitology,

Identification of Mycobacterium pseudoshottsii in the Eastern Mediterranean

Nadav Davidovich, Andrei Makhon, Gal Zizelski Valenci, Zeev Dveyrin, Tal Yahav, Tobia Pretto, Dan Tchernov, Danny Morick Microbiology Spectrum


First report on the serum chemistry and haematology of free-ranging dusky (Carcharhinus obscurus) and sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) sharks in the eastern Mediterranean Sea 

Tal Starostinetsky-Malonek, Aviad Scheinin, Itamar Aroch, Nadav Davidovich, Eyal Bigal, Leigh Livne, Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis, Natascha Wosnick, Dan Tchernov, Danny Morick 

Conservation Physiology, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2023, coad037,

 First description of a Gammaherpesvirus in a common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Danny Morick, Nadav Davidovich, Ziv Zemah‑Shamir, Yael Kroin, Eyal Bigal, Eva Sierra, Simone Segura‑Göthlin, Natascha Wosnick, Rachel Ann Hauser‑Davis, Dan Tchernov, Aviad P. Scheinin

Veterinary Research Communications. (2023).

Molecular Identification of Photobacterium damselae in Wild Marine Fish from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Morick D, Maron Y, Davidovich N, Zemah-Shamir Z, Nachum-Biala Y, Itay P, Wosnick N, Tchernov D, Harrus S.

Fishes. (2023).

 Photobacterium damselae subspecies damselae pneumonia in dead, stranded bottlenose dolphin, eastern Mediterranean Sea

Danny Morick, Shlomo E. Blum, Nadav Davidovich, Ziv Zemah-Shamir, Eyal Bigal, Peleg Itay, Assaf Rokney, Iris Nasie, Noa Feldman, Marcelo Flecker, Mia Roditi-Elasar, Kobi Aharoni, Yotam Zuriel, Natascha Wosnick, Dan Tchernov, and Aviad P. Scheinin.

Emerging Infectious Diseases. (2023).

 An insight into gill microbiome of Eastern Mediterranean wild fish by applying next generation sequencing

Peleg Itay, Eli Shemesh, Maya Ofek-Lalzar, Nadav Davidovich, Yael Kroin, Shlomi Zrihan, Nir Stern, Arik Diamant, Natascha Wosnick, Dalit Meron, Dan Tchernov, Danny Morick Frontiers in Marine Science (2022). 9:1008103. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.1008103

 First Isolation and Characterization of Streptococcus agalactiae From a Stranded Wild Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

Danny Morick, Nadav Davidovich, Ziv Zemah-Shamir, Eyal Bigal, Assaf Rokney, Merav Ron, Shlomo E. Blum, Marcelo Fleker, Esteban Soto, Taylor I. Heckman, Stanley C. K. Lau, Natascha Wosnick, Dan Tchernov, Aviad P. Scheinin

Frontiers in Marine Science (2022). 9:824071. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.824071

 Morphological description and molecular characterization of Contracaecum larvae (Nematoda: Anisakidae) parasitizing market-size hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis aureus x Oreochromis niloticus) and red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) farmed in Israel

Nadav Davidovich, PerlaTedesco, Monica Caffara, DanielYasur-Landau, Andrea Gustinelli, Vladimir Drabkin, Ekaterina Minkova, Ortal Aflalo, Danny Morick, Maria Letizia Fioravanti Food and Waterborne Parasitology (2022).