Jonathan Friedman (CVGoogle Scholar,                                      )

Principal Investigator

Postdoc Center for Physics of Living Systems, MIT, 2017 (Mentor: Jeff Gore)

PhD Computational and Systems Biology, MIT, 2013 (Mentors: Eric Alm & Daniel Rothman)

BSc Physics and Biology, Tel-Aviv University (2007)

Jonathan has a background in bioinformatics, mathematical biology, and experimental microbiology. His main area of interest and expertise is microbial community dynamics.

Nesli Tovi 

Research Scientist

PhD Environmental Microbiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Volcani center, 2019 

MSc Microbiology, Bar Ilan University, 2012
BSc  Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University, 2010

Nesli's research interests are bacteria-bacteria interaction and horizontal gene transfer. She has experience in molecular biology, plants, and confocal laser scanning microscopy.

Nittay Meroz

PhD student in Agroecology

MSc  Microbiology, Bar Ilan University, 2018. 

Nittay studies long-term co-evolutionary dynamics of competing bacterial species and their predictability.

Yaron Goldberg

MSc student in Agroecology

BSc Computer Science and Cognitive Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2018.


Yaron studies how interspecies interactions affect adaptation to new environments.

Amichai Baichman-Kass

MSc student in Agroecology

BSc Agroecology & Biotechnology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019.

Amichai's research is focused on metabolic exchange in interspecific bacterial networks.

Yael Sorokin

Lab technician

BSc Nutrition Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019.

Yael supports all the experimental project in the lab.

Tingting Song

Visitng Research Fellow

PhD Agro-grassland science,  Northeast Agricultural University (China), 2020 (expected)

MSc Botany,  Northeast Agricultural University (China), 2017.

Tingting’s research aims at identifying novel antimicrobials using high-throughput screening.


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