About the lab

The lab is part of the Braun School of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research interests

We develop methods and theory in statistical and population genetics, with applications to medicine, biology, and history, in particular in the context of the Israeli population. Current research is focused on the following areas.

  • Medical genetics
    • Preimplantation genetic testing
    • Genome-wide association studies of various phenotypes
    • Polygenic risk scores and the limitations
    • Pre-conception carrier screening
  • Population genetics
    • Founder events and their effect on haplotype sharing
    • Methods for inferring the ancestry and past demographic events of modern and ancient populations
    • Applications to Ashkenazi Jews and other Israeli populations
    • Genetic genealogy and models of recombination
A word cloud made out of my research statement

A word cloud made out of the lab’s research plan