Faculty Profile

Ran Blekhman
Section of Genetic Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interests

The Blekhman Lab studies human genomic factors that control and interact with the microbiome. We utilize high-throughput genomics technologies and employ computational, statistical, machine learning, and population genetic analytical approaches, with the goal of understanding how we interact with our microbial communities, how host-microbe interactions affect human disease, and how the symbiosis between us and our microbiome evolved. For more information: BLEKHMANLAB

Clinical Interests



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  • B.Sc, 2005, Tel-Aviv University, Biology and Computer Science
  • PhD, 2010, University of Chicago, Human Genetics
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2013, Cornell University, Molecular Biology and Genetics