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Menachem Fromer


Menachem Fromer, Ph.D.

Menachem Fromer is a computational biologist in the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute. Fromer and his colleagues are attempting to discover novel disease-causing changes throughout the genomes of patients with schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric diseases. The genes underlying susceptibility to these disorders have yet to be fully elucidated.  Yet, it is clear that certain genes are either deleted or duplicated at higher frequencies in schizophrenic patients.  By comparing these genetic differences in a large number of patients with schizophrenia and non-schizophrenic people, Fromer hopes to find insights into the genetics influencing the disease.

Fromer earned his academic credentials from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He holds B.S. degrees in the fields of biology and computer science. He subsequently was awarded his M.S. degree in computer science with specialization in genomics and bioinformatics followed by his Ph.D. degree in computational biology. In 2009, Fromer was awarded a biomedical research fellowship from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

April 2012