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Personal Biographical Information:

I was born and raised in Givatayim, Israel. I served 5 years as a solider and an officer in a special combat engineers unit of the IDF. I earned my Ph.D. from the Hebrew University, and I continued to a post-doctoral training in the USA. In 2011 I joined a Senior Lecturer to the newly established Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee. I am married to Karin and a father to 3 children. I live in the Michmanim, a Mizpe on the top of the Kamon Mountain in the lower Galilee.

Research

Prof. Itay Onn is Associate Professor and Head of Infrastructure and Research Dept.

His research focuses on higher-order genome organization and its impact on growth, development, and disease.

We study the mechanisms by which Structural Maintenance of Chromosome (SMC) protein complexes shape the three-dimensional structure of chromatin, and how mutations in their encoding genes are associated with human diseases.

Research field
  • Chromosomal Dynamics and Instability
  • Spatial Organization of the Chromatin

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jan 1997Jan 2004

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Master, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1995Oct 1997

Award Date: 1 Oct 1997

Bachelor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1992Oct 1995

Award Date: 1 Oct 1995

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