TEAM MEMBERS

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VIVIANE SLON

Principal Investigator

I have always been interested in prehistoric times, when no written records exist to help us understand how people lived, thought and behaved. My goal in establishing the lab is to use ancient DNA data to shed light on prehistoric and proto-historic populations, while striving to understand the effect that past events still have on our own genomes today.

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AZHAR JABAREEN

Wet lab manager

I have an MSc and a PhD in Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics. I have experience working in sterile clean room conditions in the pharmaceutical sphere, and am excited to apply my skills to the study of ancient DNA.

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NIHAN DILŞAD DAĞTAŞ

PhD student

I have a BSc and an MSc in Biology. The possibility of deciphering the far, unseeable past with the help of invisible DNA fragments absolutely fascinates me. Using sedimentary ancient DNA as my investigative tool, I will be focusing on the prehistoric populations of Anatolia and the Levant.

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AMIT BERGMAN

MSc student
(co-supervised by Prof. Daniel Deutch)

I am a master's student in Computer Science at TAU, and did my bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Psychology in TAU. In the last 3 years I have been working at Microsoft as a software engineer in the Azure Sentinel team. My (current) research interests are data science and computational genomics, and more specifically how we can use them to gain insights about our history and evolution.

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AMIT DELIGDISH

MSc student
(co-supervised by Dr. Hila May)

I graduated with a BSc in Life Sciences from TAU. I work at the molecular lab of the Genetic Institute at the Tel Aviv Medical Center, mainly doing prenatal genetic diagnosis and NGS for whole genomes and exomes. My research will focus on the evolution of human facial variability.

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ITSIK DISHON

MSc student

I have a BSc in biology. Since my retirement, I have been working with orchids tissue-culture. For many years I have been interested in the place humans occupy on earth. Now I intend to broaden my knowledge in this field through the investigation of ancient human DNA.

 

ALUMNI

Dr. Alessio Gerussi - Visiting PhD student (EMBO fellowship)

 

OPEN POSITIONS

We are actively looking for curious, talented, motivated team members at all levels.

Interested? Please contact viviane@tauex.tau.ac.il

For details see here