Lab members

Principal investigator

Shai Carmi

Post-docs

Michelle Grunin

  • BSc, Biology, Touro College, 2009
  • MSc, Biomedical Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012
  • PhD, Biomedical Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2018
  • Post-doc, Case Western Reserve University, 2018-2021 (Jonathan Haines lab)
  • Since 10/2021
  • In collaboration with Jonathan Haines, Case Western Reserve University
  • Research interests: Genetics of age-related macular degeneration

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

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

Liraz Klausner

  • BA, Statistics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2018
  • MA, Statistics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2021
  • Since 10/2021

Hila Rotbard

  • BSc, Chemistry and Life sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2021
  • MD-PhD program
  • Since 10/2021

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

Guy Mizrachi

  • Biomedical sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Since 10/2021
  • Research interests: preimplantation genetic testing

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

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
    • 01/2019-07/2019
    • Research: IBD sharing on the X chromosome
    • Next position: post-doc, Harvard Medical School
  • Shay Tzur
    • PhD, Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 2013
    • 12/2016-12/2018 (approximately; part time)
    • Research: Jewish genetics, mtDNA and Y chr
  • Avner Halevy
    • PhD, Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation, University of Maryland, 2011
    • 08/2016-12/2016 (part time)
    • Research: phenotypic effects of runs of homozygosity

PhD students

  • 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
    • 12/2017-03/2021, graduated with distinction
    • Thesis title: Clinical Utility of Next Generation Sequencing Genomic Tests in Determining Risk Assessment for Healthy Individuals
    • Next position: post-doc, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Master’s students

  • Idit Tessler
    • MD-MPH, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • Joint with Ronen Durst and Dan Gilon, Hadassah Medical Center
    • 03/2017 – 06/2019
    • Thesis title: Identification of Genes Associated with Bicuspid Aortic Valve Among Families and Sporadic Cases
  • Ehud Karavani
    • BSc, Computer Science and Computational Biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2016
    • 12/2017 – 06/2019 (part time)
    • Thesis title: Evaluating the utility of screening human embryos for polygenic traits
    • 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
    • Thesis title: Improving the empiric antimicrobial treatment: Trend analysis of bacterial resistance, construction of a model for prediction of resistance and early detection of outbreaks of bacterial resistance

Undergraduates

  • Sa’ar Armon
    • Biomedical sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • 09/2019-06/2021
  • Dana Golan
    • Biomedical sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    • 08/2020-06/2021
  • Adam Green
    • A visitor from Washington University, USA
    • 11/2019
  • 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