October 2018: New E. J. Safra faculty fellow, Prof. Elhanan Borenstein
Prof. Elhanan Borenstein has joined the Blavatnik School of Computer Science and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and is a new member and faculty fellow of the E. J. Safra Center.
Prof. Borenstein received his PhD in computer science from Tel-Aviv University (Ruppin's lab), and later held a joint postdoctoral position at the Department of Biology in Stanford University and at the Santa Fe Institute – a think tank for complex systems science. In 2010, he joined the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington (with an adjunct position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering) as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. He is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, and has extensive experience in the hi-tech industry. He is the recipient of various awards including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and the prestigious NIH New Innovator Award.
Prof. Borenstein focuses on computational study of the human microbiome, spearheading research in microbiome systems biology, modeling, and design. His lab develops computational methods inspired by metabolic modeling, data science, machine learning, and network theory to model the microbiome and to analyze high-dimensional multi-omic microbiome data. His research ultimately aims to provide a systems-based understanding of the microbiome in health and in disease and to inform microbiome-based therapy.
For more information, visit his website.