Hebrew University alumna, Dr. Naomi Habib, is a computational biologist and neuroscientist specializing in the development and integration of advanced technologies to study brain function. She has created new methods to measure molecular changes in the brain and to edit the genomic sequence of specific regions within the brain.
Dr. Habib obtained her B.Sc. M.Sc and Ph.D. in Computational Biology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working with Professor Nir Friedman and Professor Hanah Margalit. Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute at MIT/Harvard and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Dr. Habib combines the fields of neuroscience, systems biology and genome-engineering to study the brain’s activity during a diseased state.
Throughout her academic career, Dr. Habib was awarded several prestigious fellowships including the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Fellowship, and was selected as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow of The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation.