Trying to make sense of life, the universe, and everything, in the light of Evolution
Our lab is part of the department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, within the Silberman institute for life sciences at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Givat Ram campus).
We study a broad range of things, because many things are interesting, fun and challenging to explore, and their study might even have important implications in a few cases.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the host-associated microbiome and how it may act as a modality of rapid adaptation for its host; the influence of species' life histories on their ability to overcome bottlenecks, purge deleterious alleles, or be at risk due to ecological traps; the dynamics following introduction of alien species; and human evolution, particularly in prehistorical periods, with a focus on populatoin dynamics and cultural evolution.
We're pretty friendly and love receiving guests, so come have coffee at the lab if you're around. We're located at Berman building, second floor.