Anat A. Herskovits is a professor at the School of Molecular Cell biology and Biotechnology at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She received her Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of science in Rehovot, in 2003, where she investigated the bacterial signal recognition particle pathway in E. coli, in the lab of Eitan Bibi. She carried out postdoctoral research at University of California Berkeley, USA, working on Listeria monocytogenes and its interaction with the mammalian innate immune system. She joined the Tel Aviv University at 2008, and research in her laboratory focuses on understanding the impact of host–pathogen and host-pathogen-phage interactions on the virulence and physiology of L. monocytogenes. Prof. Herskovits is the president of the Israel Society of Microbiology, she won 2 ERC grants and the Moshe Shiloh Prize of excellence. She is also a mother of 2 kids.