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.


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.


Amichai Baichman-Kass

PhD student in Agroecology

(co-advised by Lianet Noda Garcia, HUJI)

MSc Agroecology , Hebrew University, 2021.

BSc Agroecology & Biotechnology, Hebrew University, 2019.

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


Hildah Amutuhaire

PhD student in Agroecology
(co-advised by Eddie Cytryn, ARO)

MSc  Agroecology, Hebrew University University, 2020. 

Hildah is bioprospecting for novel bacterial antifungal secondary metabolites for plant protection.


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.


Bar Meron

PhD student in Biochmeisty and Food Sciences 

(co-advised by Tzvi Hayouka, HUJI)

MSc  Biochemisty and Food Sciences, Hebrew University, 2021 

BSc  Food Sciences, Tel-Hai College , 2019.

Bar is studying the evolution of resistance to antimicrobial peptides. 


Gal Toledano

MSc student in Computational Biology

BSc Computer Science and Computational Biology, Hebrew University, 2020.


Gal is interested in the evolution of interspecies interacations.


Einat Nestor

MSc student in Computational Biology

BSc  Computational Biology, Hebrew University, 2021.

Einat uses machine learning to predict how microbes interact.

Rameez Moidu Jameela

Postdoctoral reseach fellow

PhD Microbiology, Bose Institute (India), 2020.


Rameez has expertise in experimental bacteriology, microbial physiology-ecology-
evolution. He explores fundamentals of bacterial evolution within clones and



Emotional support specialist

Yael Sorokin

Lab technician

BSc Nutrition Science, Hebrew University, 2019.

Yael supports all the experimental project in the lab.


See here for available positions. 

Former lab members