Dr. Amir Bashan
Dr. Amir Bashan is a new faculty member at the Physics Department of Bar-Ilan University, returning to Israel from a postdoctoral position at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on developing and applying novel computational methods from statistical physics and network theory to understand various high-dimensional biological systems. In particular, Dr. Bashan studies human associated microbial communities which play important roles in health and diseases, alongside cellular activity such as gene expression in single cells. These complex and dynamical systems are governed by underlying networks of ecological interactions, such as in the case of microbial communities, or regulatory interactions between genes. Dr. Bashan's research will contribute to a better understanding of these systems, which is key in developing diagnostic and therapeutic applications.