Avihu Yona


Research interests

During my doctoral research I utilized experimental evolution to study the evolutionary dynamics of genomic duplications like aneuploidy and tRNA genes. Now, Im interested in the way complex communities evolve as an integral entity and in how evolutionary forces can be applied to reshape such communities towards desirable traits. I aim to extend the scope of experimental evolution by applying selective pressures on the microbiome and following the evolutionary dynamics towards refunctionalization of the gut microbiota in-vivo.


Avihu Yona

Postdoctoral Associate
avihuy @ mit.edu


  • PhD, 2013, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
  • MsC, 2009, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
  • BSc, 2007, BioPhysics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.