Prof. Uri Alon
Understanding biological circuits that perform computations is a central problem in biology. Circuits can be made of proteins inside the cells, or cells that communicate with each other in a tissue. Our lab studies biological circuits using a combined experimental and theoretical approach, aiming to uncover general underlying principles that govern their functioning and evolution. Current projects in the lab focus on the role of senescent cells in human ageing, mortality and diseases incidence, principles of hormone circuits, origins of autoimmune diseases, origins and timescales of mood disorders, inflammation and fibrosis.