Evan Elliott joined the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in 2011 as one of its founding faculty. He performed his Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science and studied epigenetic processes in behavior during his postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Alon Chen.
Elliott’s recent research interests are focused on two areas: 1) The role of epigenetics and the microbiome in the development of autism and 2) The role of chromatin structure in neurodevelopment and behavior. His lab performs molecular and behavioral studies in mouse models, as well as experiments using postmortem brain tissue to address these questions. Elliott is also leading an Israel Autism Research Registry and Biobank project.