Using sophisticated genetic analysis, research has discovered that Jews are widely dispersed people with a common ancestry. It has been demonstrated that Jews from different regions of the world were found to share much genetic information that is distinct from other groups and that dates back to ancient times. Professor Atzmon will discuss the first detailed genetic maps of major Jewish subpopulations, and how researchers use it as a resource to study the genetic origins of disease.


Dr. Atzmon, a graduate in Population Genetics of Hebrew University, completed his Fellowship in Human genetics under the mentorship of Nir Barzilai, M.D
at AECOM. He then joined the faculty where he rose to the rank of Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is also a member of the Institute for Aging Research (IAR) and the Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC).