Curriculum Vitae

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Personal Information

Name: Yoav Ram

Email: yoav@yoavram.com

Website: www.yoavram.com

Education

  • Current: Postdoctoral fellow, Feldman lab, Stanford University

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Hadany lab, Tel-Aviv University, 2016

  • Ph.D., 2010 - 2016

    • Institution: Tel-Aviv University
    • Advisor: Prof. Lilach Hadany
    • Ph.D. title: The Evolution of Stress-Induced Mutagenesis: Causes and Consequences
    • Submitted February 2016
  • M.Sc., 2010-2012 (direct Ph.D. track)

    Theoretical and Computational Biology, Tel-Aviv University

  • B.Sc., 2007-2010

    Biology and Mathematics magna cum laude, Tel-Aviv University

Publications

Software & Datasets

Presentations

  • Poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Biological Mechanisms in Evolution, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, USA, June 10 - 15, 2017.
  • Evolution on empirical adaptive landscapes - oral presentation at Israel Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, April 6, 2017.
  • Predicting competition dynamics from growth curve data - Oral presentation at FISEB/ILANIT, Eilat, February 2017.

  • Seminar presentation at the Balaban Lab at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December, 2016.

  • The Evolution of Stress-Induced Mutagenesis - department seminar at the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December, 2016.
  • Poster at the Genome Evolution conference in Weizmann Institute, November 1 - 3, 2016.
  • The Evolution of Stress-Induced Mutagenesis - seminar at the Department of Biology and the Environment, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Haifa-Oranim, May, 2016.
  • The Evolution of Stress-Induced Mutagenesis: Causes and Consequences - PhD seminar at the Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, Tel-Aviv University, April, 2016.
  • Microbial Growth in a Mixed Culture - Poster at ISM (Israel Society for Microbiology) annual meeting in Bar-Ilan, February 17-18, 2016.
  • The Population Genetics of Stress-Induced Mutation - seminar at the IGC, Portugal, January, 2016.

  • Poster at the first Pearl Seiden International meeting in Life Sciences, Technion, Haifa, Israel, December 9 - 10, 2015

  • Oral presentation at the Gordon Research Conference on Biological Mechanisms in Evolution, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, USA, June 28 - July 3, 2015.
  • Poster at the Forecasting Evolution? SFB 680 conference in Lisbon, Portugal, July 8 - 11, 2015.
  • The Population Genetics of Stress-Induced Mutation - seminar at the IST, Austria, June 25, 2015.
  • Stress-induced mutagenesis & complex adaptation - Short oral presentation at the Two2Many Systems Biology Conference, Weizmann Institute, March 2015.
  • Oral presentation at the Quantitivate and Evolutionary Biology Seminar, Tel-Aviv University, March 2015.
  • On the role of stress-induced mutagenesis in evolution - Poster at the Israeli Genetics Society annual meeting, Weizmann Institute, February 2015.

  • On the role of stress-induced mutagenesis in evolution - Poster at ISM (Israel Society for Microbiology) annual meeting, Haifa, April 2014.

  • Stress, mutation, evolution, and mathematical models - Presentation at the Astrophysics student journal club at Tel-Aviv University, March 2014.
  • Modeling the evolution of the mutation rate - Presentation at the Topics in Theoretical and Mathematical Biology Seminar at Tel-Aviv University, March 2014.
  • The rate of complex adaptation with and without stress-induced mutagenesis - Poster at FISEB/ILANIT, Eilat, February 2014.

  • Seminar presentation at the Pupko Lab at Tel-Aviv University, November 2013.

  • Seminar presentation at the Philosophy of Biology Group at the Humanities Faculty, Tel-Aviv University, October 2013.
  • Adaptedness, Adaptability and Stress-Induced Mutagenesis - Poster at PDEs and Dynamical Systems in Biology conference in Bar-Ilan University, October 1, 2013.
  • Adaptedness, Adaptability and Stress-Induced Mutagenesis - Poster at ESEB 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal, August 19-24, 2013.
  • Stress-induced Mutagenesis and the Evolution of Complex Traits - Poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Biological Mechanisms in Evolution, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, USA, June 2-6, 2013.
  • The Role of Stress-Induced Mutation in the Emergence of Complex Adaptations - Oral presentation at the 5th Annual SIDEER Graduate Symposium, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede-Boqer Campus, March 20, 2013.

  • Evolutionary Causes and Consequences of Stress-Induced Hypermutation - Oral presentation at The 1st Graduate Students' Conference in Genetics, Genomics and Evolution, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, September 23, 2012. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.96049.

  • Seminar presentation at the Pilpel Lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science, June 2012.
  • The Evolution of Stress-Induced Mutagenesis in Finite and Infinite Populations - Oral presentation at PopGroup 45 in Nottingham, UK, January, 2012. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.95939.

  • Seminar presentation at the Eldar Lab at Tel-Aviv University, December 2011.

  • Seminar presentation at the Department of Molecular Biology and Plants M.Sc. Seminar at Tel-Aviv University, November 2011.
  • Rise and Fall of Mutator Bacteria - Seminar presentation at the BioMath Student Journal Club, Tel-Aviv University, May 2011. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.95940.
  • The Evolution of Stress-Induced Hypermutation - Poster at ESEB 2011 in Tubingen, Germany, August 2011. See: F1000 Posters 2011, 2: 1484.

  • The Evolution of Stress-Induced Hypermutation - Poster at SMBE 20108 in Lyon, France, July, 2010.

  • The Evolution of Stress-Induced Hypermutation - Poster at MMSB 2010 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2010 – won the Best poster award.

Awards

  • Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics (CEHG) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, 2016-17.
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, 2015-16.
  • The Israel Society for Microbiology 2015 travel Award.
  • The Anat Karuskopf Fund 2015 travel Award.
  • The Manna Institute for Plants BioSciences 2015 travel award.
  • The Ministry of Science and Technology International Education 2014 Scholarship.
  • Research achievements scholarship from the Life-Science faculty, Tel-Aviv University, 2013-2014.
  • Fellowship from the Manna Program in Food Safety and Security, 2013-14.
  • The Manna Institute for Plants BioSciences 2013 travel award.
  • Research achievements scholarship from the Life-Science faculty, Tel-Aviv University, 2011-2012.
  • Registration and accommodation waiver (sponsored by Cambridge University Press) for PopGroup45, 2012, in Nottingham, UK.
  • Crowd-funded travel expenses for PopGroup 45 via The #SciFund Challenge.
  • SSE International 2011 Travel Award.
  • Direct Ph.D. scholarship from the Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, Tel-Aviv University, 2010-2015.
  • SMBE 2010 Undergraduate Diversity Mentoring Program award.
  • Best poster award at MMSB 2010 in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  • The Amos de-Shalit Ulpana for excellent students in Life-Sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science, 2009.

Peer-Reviews

  • ReScience
  • Theoretical Population Biology
  • Evolution
  • PLOS ONE
  • Proceeding of the Royal Society B
  • Integrative Zoology

Teaching

  • Spring 2015: Python Programming for Biologists (0411-3122, Teacher) - new graduate students course
  • Spring 2015: Evolution (0455-2536, TA)
  • Fall 2014: Python Programming for Engineers (0509-1820, Teacher) - received Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Summer 2014: Gentle Introduction to Programming (preparation course for 1st year CS students)
  • Summer 2014: Introduction to Programming for Engineers (preparation course for 1st year eng. students)
  • Fall 2013: Python Programming for Engineers (0509-1820, Teacher)
  • Summer 2013: Gentle Introduction to Programming (preparation course for 1st year CS students)
  • Summer 2013: Introduction to Programming for Engineers (preparation course for 1st year eng. students)
  • Spring 2013: Extended Introduction to Computer Science (0368-1105, TA)
  • Fall 2012: Python Programming for Engineers (0509-1820, TA)
  • Spring 2012: Evolution (0455-2536, TA)
  • Fall 2011: Python Programming for Engineers (0509-1821, TA)
  • 2011-2014: Co-organizing the BioMath Student Journal Club at Tel-Aviv University

Public Outreach

Publications

  • Even-Tov, E., Obolski, U., Gueijman, A., Ram, Y., Hadany, L. (2010) The Evolutionary Riddle of Sexual Reproduction. Galileo, an Israeli journal for popular science: June, 32-41

Presentations

  • How to Study Evolution Using Scientific Python - contributed talk at PyCon Israel 2016, Tel Aviv, May 2 - 3, 2016
  • Evolution and mutation in stressful times - the evolution series in Tel-Aviv University's Botanical Gardens, May 16, 2013.