Amir Erez 2011-2012

Institution of PhD:
Ben Gurion University
Academic Discipline of PhD:
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Yigal Meir
Dissertation Topic:
Superconductivity of Disordered Thin Films
Year Awarded PhD:
Institution of Postdoc:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Present Institution:
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Present Academic Position:
Senior Lecturer, Racah Institute

Amir Erez is a faculty member in the Racah Institute of Physics in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before joining the Hebrew University, he was a research fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York), the National Cancer Institute (Bethesda), and Princeton University. Currently his research focuses on the biophysics and bioinformatics of the immune system and of the microbiome, and their interactions. His work integrates biological questions with data analysis, the statistical physics of complex systems, and machine learning approaches.

Amir wrote his dissertation in Ben Gurion University under the supervision of Prof. Yigal Meir. His PhD investigated the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition, and more broadly, the interplay between heterogeneity and collective behavior of quantum/statistical disordered systems. He remains interested in critical phenomena of disordered systems.

Amir has received the Wolf Foundation PhD award and the Human Frontier Science Program postdoc fellowship. His work has been published in several journals including Physical Review, eLife, and Cell.