Lab members

Principal investigator

Shai Carmi

Post-docs

Shay Tzur

  • PhD, Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 2013
  • Since 12/2016 (part time)
  • Research interests: Jewish genetics, mtDNA and Y chr

PhD students

Shamam Waldman

  • BSc, Psychobiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012
  • MA, Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2016
  • Since 11/2016
  • Research interests: Ancient DNA, demographic inference, founder events, low-coverage sequencing

Hila Fridman

  • BSc, Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009
  • MSc, Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2011
  • Joint with Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
  • Since 12/2017
  • Research interests: Preconception carrier screening, variant classification

Idit Tessler

  • MD, MPH, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Joint with Ronen Durst and Dan Gilon, Hadassah Medical Center
  • Since 11/2019
  • Research interests: Genetics of bicuspid aortic valve

Master’s students

Daria Triffon

  • BSc Pharm, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Joint with Itay Chowers, Hadassah Medical Center
  • Since 05/2020
  • Research interests: Genetics of age-related macular degeneration

Johanna Valensi

  • BSc, Biomedical sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Joint with Dror Sharon, Hadassah Medical Center
  • Since 09/2020
  • Research interests: Inherited retinal diseases

Undergraduates

Sa’ar Armon

  • Biomedical sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Since 09/2019
  • Research interests: Low-coverage sequencing

Dana Golan

  • Biomedical sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Since 08/2020
  • Research interests: polygenic scores

Guy Mizrachi

  • Biomedical sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Since 08/2020
  • Research interests: preimplantation genetic testing

Key collaborator

Daniel Backenroth

  • PhD, Biostatistics, Columbia University, 2017
  • Since 04/2017 (formally a post-doc since 05/2020)
  • Research interests: preimplantation genetic testing, statistical genetics

Open positions

Previous lab members

Post-docs

  • Einat Granot-Hershkovitz
    • PhD, Public Health, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019 (expected)
    • 01/2019-07/2019
  • Avner Halevy
    • PhD, Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation, University of Maryland, 2011
    • 08/2016-12/2016 (part time)

Master’s students

  • Idit Tessler
    • MD-MPH, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • Joint with Ronen Durst and Dan Gilon, Hadassah Medical Center
    • Since 03/2017 – 06/2019
  • Ehud Karavani
    • BSc, Computer Science and Computational Biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2016
    • 12/2017 – 06/2019 (part time)
    • Next position: IBM research
  • David Raveh-Brawer
    • MD, Tel-Aviv University
    • 08/2016 – 11/2018 (part time, graduated cum laude)
    • Faculty’s excellent thesis award

Undergraduates

  • Kobi Landau
    • Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (MD thesis)
    • 08/2016-11/2019
  • Itamar Medved
    • Biomedical sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • 04/2018-06/2019
  • Or Yaacov
    • Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • 02/2016 – 12/2017
    • Next position: post-doc, Medicine, New York University
  • Noam Bar
    • Computer science and computational biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • 10/2015 – 08/2016
    • Next position: MSc, Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Gavriel Fialkoff
    • Computer science and computational biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • 10/2015 – 08/2016
    • Next position: MSc, Computer Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Adina Barchichat
    • Bioinformatics, Jerusalem College of Technology
    • 02/2016 – 07/2016
  • Dana Baril
    • Computer Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • 08/2016 – 10/2016