Dr. Asaf Marco

I hold a Ph.D. in behavioral neurobiology, specializing in patterns of palatable food intake and the epigenetic mechanisms underlying obesity. My post-doctoral training at MIT focused on epigenetic principles in cognitive processes and their dysfunctions in diseases. Currently a principal investigator at the Hebrew University, my lab explores how environmental stimuli shape the brain's epigenome. I am specifically interested in understanding how this process leads to long-lasting changes in transcription, neuronal activity, physiology, and behavior. Our multidisciplinary approach employs genomic sequencing, bioinformatics, tissue culture, and behavioral assays across various organisms, including mice, rats, avian species, and humans.