Elhanan Borenstein, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Blavatnik School of Computer Science

and

Sackler Faculty of Medicine

Tel Aviv University

Associate Professor

Dept of Genome Sciences

and

Computer Science & Eng.

University of Washington

External Professor
Santa Fe Institute

Faculty Fellow
Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics at Tel Aviv University


Welcome to the Borenstein Lab

for
Computational Microbiome Research

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In October 2018, the Borenstein Lab is moving to Tel-Aviv University, and is recruiting talented MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral students.

To apply email: elbo@tauex.tau.ac.il
 News (use arrows to scroll)

» 10/19/2018:  Congrats to Adrian Verster on his new paper in Microbiome.
» 6/15/2018:  Congrats to Colin McNally on his new paper in BMC Systems Biology.
» 3/2/2018:  Congrats to Alex Eng on his new paper in Microbiome.
» 3/1/2018:  Congrats to Colin McNally, Alexander Eng, and Cecilia Noecker on their new paper in Frontiers in Microbiology.
» 9/13/2017:  Congrats to Adrian Verster on his new paper in Cell Host and Microbe.
» 5/1/2017:  Congrats to Ohad Manor on his new paper in Microbiome.
» 2/8/2017:  FishTaco is out!! Congrats to Ohad Manor on his new paper in Cell Host and Microbe.
» 9/1/2016:  Our lab's research is featured in IEEE Pulse. See: Deciphering the Mysterious Microbiome.
» 7/25/2016:  Congrats to Cecilia Noecker, Colin McNally, Alex Eng on their paper in Translational Research.
» 4/12/2016:  Congrats to Max Press on his new paper in Genome Research.
» 4/1/2016:  Our lab's research is featured in Biomedical Computation Review. See: Computing the Gut.
» 2/19/2016:  Congrats to Alex Eng on his new paper in Bioinformatics.
» 3/4/2016:  Congrats to Ohad Manor and Roie Levy on their new paper in Scientific Reports.
» 2/26/2016:  Congrats to Alex Eng on his new paper in Bioinformatics .
» 1/31/2016:  Adrian Verster has been awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congrats!!
» 1/19/2016:  Congrats to Cecilia Noecker on her new paper in mSystems.
» 10/15/2015:  Our work is featured in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.
» 6/25/2015:  Two abstracts from the lab have been selected for an oral presentation at the META Center Annual Symposium on Host-Microbe Systems Biology.
» 4/22/2015:  Congrats to Dr. Roie Levy and Dr. Rogan Carr on their new paper in BMC Bioinformatics.
» 4/9/2015:  Congrats to Dr. Ohad Manor on his new paper in Genome Biology.
» 1/29/2015:  We are on the cover of Cell!!
» 1/29/2015:  Congrats to Dr. Sharon Greenblum on her new paper in Cell.
» 11/4/2014:  Congrats to Dr. Ohad Manor and Roie Levy on their new paper in Cell Metabolism.
» 10/2/2014:  Colin McNally has been awarded a Genome Training grant. Congrats!!
» 9/11/2014:  Congrats to Dr. Sharon Greenblum who successfully defended her dissertation!!
» 8/22/2014:  Congrats to Dr. Rogan Carr on the acceptance of his paper to PLoS ONE.
» 8/14/2014:  Cecilia Noecker has been awarded an IGERT Big Data fellowship. Congrats!!
» 7/3/2014:  Congrats to Dr. Hsuan-Chao Chiu on the acceptance of his paper to PLoS Computational Biology.
» 7/1/2014:  Dr. Elhanan Borenstein is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
» 6/12/2014:  Colin McNally, Cecilia Noecker, and Alex Eng join the lab.
» 4/1/2014:  Dr. Jody Wright joins the lab.
» 10/25/2013:  Our CF paper (with Hoffman and Miller labs) has been accepted to Clinical Infectious Diseases.
» 9/6/2013:  Congratulations to Dr. Rogan Carr on the acceptance of his paper to PLoS Computational Biology.
» 8/21/2013:  FermeFest 2013 was a huge success!!
» 8/15/2013:  Dr. Ohad Manor joins the lab.
» 7/15/2013:  Our microbiome species interaction model is featured in UW Today.
» 6/19/2013:  Congratulations to Roie Levy on the acceptance of his paper to PNAS.
» 5/28/2013:  Congratulations to Max Press on the acceptance of his paper to PLoS Genetics.
» 4/23/2013:  Our Current Opinion in Biotechnology paper is online.
» 9/13/2012:  Dr. Elhanan Borenstein has been awarded the 2012 NIH New Innovator Award. (UW Today, CSE News)
» 8/23/2012:  FermeFest 2012 lab event!
» 7/5/2012:  Max Press and Roie Levy both passed their general exams. Congratulations!
» 4/9/2012:  Our lab will be presenting 3 posters at the ISB conference on Systems Biology and the Microbiome.
» 4/5/2012:  The exome sequencing paper our lab collaborated on featured on The New York Times front page.
» 1/10/2012:  Our metagenomic systems biology PNAS paper is featured in UW Today.
» 12/28/2011:  Congratulations to Dr. Rogan Carr on the acceptance of his paper on NetSeed to Bioinformatics.
» 11/15/2011:  Congratulations to Sharon Greenblum on the acceptance of her paper to PNAS.
» 10/5/2011:  Dr. Elhanan Borenstein is the keynote speaker at the NIH 2011 Multiscale Modeling Meeting.
» 8/29/2011:  Dr. Hsuan-Chao Chiu joins the lab.
» 8/15/2011:  Dr. Rogan Carr joins the lab.
» 7/5/2011:  Sharon Greenblum passed the general exam with flying colors. Congratulations!
» 4/25/2011:  Dr. Elhanan Borenstein has been appointed as an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.
» 4/5/2011:  Roie Levy has been awarded the 2011 NSF Fellowships. Congratulations!
» 2/15/2011:  Dr. Elhanan Borenstein has been selected as a 2011 Sloan Research Fellow.
» 2/7/2011:  Two abstracts from the lab have been selected for an oral presentation at the 2011 International Human Microbiome Congress.
» 10/14/2010:  Our new cubicals are here. Finally.
» 6/21/2010:  Sharon Greenblum and Roie Levy join the lab.
The Borenstein lab focuses on computational study of the human microbiome and of other complex microbial ecosystems. We are broadly interested in the integration of systems biology approaches, computational modeling, data science, and integrative meta-omic analysis to address fundamental questions in microbial ecology and to gain a systems-level, principled, mechanistic understanding of the microbiome. We develop a variety of computational methods and predictive models for studying the human microbiome, and aim to harness such methods for microbiome-based therapy. Specific research topics include:
  1. Metagenomic systems biology, computational modeling, and design of the human microbiome.
  2. Computational methods for multi-omic analysis of microbiome-derived data.
  3. Application of machine learning and data science to microbiome reseaerch.
  4. Model-based study of the relationship between the gut microbiome, metabolome, and diet.
  5. Species interaction, community structure, and assembly rules of microbial communities.
  6. Computational metagenomics and analysis of taxonomic and functional variation across health and disease.
  7. Large scale computational study of complex biological networks.
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