Omer Karin

Dr Omer Karin


  • Position Fellow Junior Research Fellow
  • Subject areas Applied Mathematics & Theoretical physics Physiology, Development & Neurosciences
  • School Biological Sciences
  • Personal website Omerkarin
  • Department Gurdon Institute
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  • Twitter @omer_karin

Omer develops theoretical and computational approaches to understand physiological processes, and their dysregulation in disease.

Omer Karin

Omer obtained his PhD degree as an Azrieli Graduate Fellow from the Weizmann Institute, Israel in January 2021, where he worked with Professor Uri Alon. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Technion in Israel (2011) and an MSc in Computational Biology from the Weizmann Institute (2015). In April 2021 he came to Cambridge as a postdoctoral fellow, supported by the James S McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems.


Omer has broad interests in using mathematical and computational modelling to study physiology. In his research, Omer aims to identify and analyse design principles of physiological mechanisms. Design principles are recurring patterns of regulation that are present across distinct systems, which help them overcome common underlying functional requirements. Omer’s goal is to develop quantitative theories that will help us understand how physiological systems work, and how they go awry in diseases. His work spans diverse topics, including aging, hormone circuits, and neuroscience.

What's on

A picture of the Item and Food donate and take during Wolfson's Freshers Week 2021

Item&Food donate'n'take 2022

18/06/2022 at 09.00

A circular economy at Wolfson. A collaboration of the Wolfson Green Society, Student Association and Interdisciplinary Sustainability & Conservation Hub.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

25/06/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Judas Tree

Festival of Wellbeing: Wolfson's Tree Trail

27/06/2022 at 10.00

A self-guided Tree Trail around the beautiful and varied garden 'rooms' of the grounds of Wolfson College.

Graduands preparing for graduation ceremony

Graduation Ceremony - General Admission

02/07/2022 at 09.30

This is the main graduation ceremony at which most undergraduate students proceed to their first degree at the end of their final term.

Wolfson Garden in spring

Festival of Wellbeing: Mindful Garden Tour

06/07/2022 at 14.00

Join head gardener Oscar Holgate for a mindful wander through Wolfson College’s tranquil gardens.