Oren Kolodny's Curriculum Vitae
Birth: 12 September, 1980, Haifa, Israel
Family: Married, three children
2019-present Senior Lecturer, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, Institute of Life Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
2015-2019 Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology & Stanford Program of Conservation Genetics, Stanford University, USA. Host: Prof. Marcus Feldman.
2010-2015 PhD, Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
Thesis title: Models for learning structured data: from animal behavior to language acquisition. Supervisor: Prof. Arnon Lotem, and co-advised by Shimon Edelman, Cornell University, USA.
2007-2009 MSc, Department of Ecology, Systematics & Evolution, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Thesis title: Inferring genomic parameters of adaptation from the spatial patterns of diversity generated by selective sweeps. Supervisor: Prof. Guy Sella.
2004-2007 BSc/BA (joint Physics and Humanities program), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Fellowships and Awards
2019-2022 Alon Young Faculty Fellowship, Council for Higher Education in Israel.
2020-2021 Golda Meir Fellowship Lectureship award, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
2016-2018 Post-doctoral Fellowship, John Templeton Foundation, USA.
2015-2016 Post-doctoral Fellowship Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics (CEHG),
Stanford University, USA.
2012 PhD Scholarship, Wolf Foundation, Israel.
2010-2014 Dean's PhD Scholarship, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
Supervision of Graduate Students
I joined the Hebrew University in 2019 and am currently supervising two PhD students and three MSc students.
2020-present Models in Ecology and Evolution (MSc + PhD students)
2019-present Seminars in Ecology and Evolution (BSc students)
Organization of Scientific Meetings
2022 Conference Organizing Committee member, Israel Society for Conservation Science.
2020, 2021 Conference Organizing Committee member, Israel Society of Evolutionary Biology.
2020, 2021 Conference Organizing Committee member, Israel Zoological Society.
2017 Conference Organizer, “Feldmania: Modeling Biology and Beyond”, Stanford University, USA.
2016 Workshop Organizer, “New Perspectives in Cultural Evolution”, Stanford University, USA.
Commissions of Trust
2020-present Review Editor, Frontiers in Conservation Science – Animal Conservation.
2019 Guest Editor, Special Issue, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: “The role of the microbiome in
2017 Guest Editor, Special Issue, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: “Bridging cultural gaps:
interdisciplinary studies in human cultural evolution”.
Journal Reviewer (2010-2022, a subsample from recent years):
Nature Ecology & Evolution, PNAS, Nature Communications, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society – Biological Sciences, J. Royal Society Interface, Proceedings of the Royal Society – B, Animal Behaviour, Theoretical Population Biology, Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, PLOS One, Frontiers in Conservation Science, Quaternary Science Reviews.
Grant Reviewer Committee Member (2019-2021):
Israeli Science Foundation (ISF); Israel Ministry of Science and Technology.
Grant Reviewer (2019-2021):
European Research Council, Israel Science Foundation, John Templeton Foundation (USA), Israel Ministry of Science and Technology, Azrieli Fellows Program )Israel).
Community services and engagement (in Israel)
2021-2022 Steering Committee Member, national assessment of wetland dynamics under climate change, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and the Steinhart Museum of Natural History.
2020-2021 Ecology Advisor, municipal planning of urban biodiversity, Givatayim Municipality.
2012-2022 Spadefoot Toad captive breeding and reintroduction program (organizer), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Nature and Parks Authority, and the Tel Aviv University Zoological Garden.
2015-2016 Ecology Advisor, conservation and development design plans, Jerusalem Municipality.
2013-2015 Ecology Advisor, freshwater landscapes, Society for Protection of Nature in Israel.