Prof. Sagiv Shifman
Sagiv Shifman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, training in the laboratory of Ariel Darvasi, where he was studying the genetics basis of schizophrenia. He then did his post-doctoral studies at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, with Jonathan Flint studying the genetic basis of anxiety and depression. His current research focus is the genetics of autism. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Krill Prize from the Wolf Foundation for excellence in scientific research.