David Karasik

Prof. David Karasik

Prof. David Karasik

The Bar-Ilan University, Israel

The Musculoskeletal Genetics Lab was established in 2011 at the new Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee by David Karasik, Associate Professor. The Lab’s research focuses on the heritable musculoskeletal disorders of aging, such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, muscle loss (sarcopenia), and fatty infiltration of muscle and liver. Our search for genes underlying variation in risk of these common diseases, which began with the genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in human populations, is reinforced by validation using functional experiments in animal models (murine and piscine), based on homology between the species and evolutionary theory.