Omry Koren received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University where he was trained in in the
field of microbial ecology at the laboratory of Prof. Eugene Rosenberg. At that time he was part of the
innovative paper “The Coral Probiotic Hypothesis” which has now been expanded to the
“Hologenome Theory of Evolution”. Dr. Koren then moved to Cornell University to postdoc in the lab
of Dr. Ruth Ley. During the postdoc, he was part of the NIH Human Microbiome Project and also led
the first study to demonstrate that pregnancy is associated with a profound alteration of the gut
microbiota and host metabolism.
Recently, Omry returned to Israel and joined the new Faculty of Medicine at Bar-Ilan University as an
Assistant Professor and received the prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. Omry
continues to study the human microbiome and specifically the female microbiome. His lab is very
interested in the interplay between the endocrine system and the microbiota.