Yoav Gilad

Professor Department of Human Genetics
Chief Section of Genetic Medicine
Committee on Genetics and Systems Biology
Committee on Immunology
University of Chicago

Dr. Yoav Gilad completed his Ph.D in Molecular Genetics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel in 2003, and his Post-doctoral fellowship (which was funded by EMBO) at Yale in 2005. Dr. Gilad joined the faculty of the University of Chicago at the department of Human Genetics as an Assistant Professor in 2005. He was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor in 2009, and to a Full Professor of Human Genetics in 2013. In 2016, Dr. Gilad was appointed a Professor of Medicine, and the Chief of the section of Genetic Medicine. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Gilad was appointed in 2010 as the Director of the Functional Genomics facility at the University of Chicago. In 2014, Dr. Gilad was appointed Chair of the Committee on Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology, at University of Chicago.

Dr. Gilad's research focuses on studying genetic and regulatory differences between humans and our close evolutionary relatives. The long term goal being to identify the genetic basis of human-specific traits, including genetic variation that underlies higher susceptibility to certain diseases and disorders in humans than in other primates.