CV

November 2017

Oren Kolodny's Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming:

I recently accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, in the A. Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I'll be opening my lab in the Giv'at Ram campus in summer 2019.

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Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Biology, Stanford University

Post-doctoral fellow, Stanford Program of Conservation Genetics, Stanford University

Address: Department of Biology, Stanford University

Gilbert Hall, Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: +1-650-6653296

Email: okolodny@stanford.edu

Personal

Birth: 12 September, 1980, Haifa, Israel

Family: Married, three children

Education

2015-2017 Post-doctoral fellow, Stanford University

2010-2014 PhD, Lab of Arnon Lotem, Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, co-advised by Shimon Edelman, Cornell University (modeling evolution of behavior and learning)

2007-2009 M.Sc., lab of Guy Sella, Dept. of Ecology, Systematics & Evolution, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (molecular evolution), graduated with honors.

2004-2007 B.Sc. / B.A., Physics and the Amirim Honors Program of the Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1998 Gifted students program, Leo Baeck high school, Haifa.

National service

1998-1999 Nature guide, educator and director, Volunteer National Service in “Chugei Sayarut” the youth movement of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

1999-2003 Intelligence officer and team leader, IDF, Unit 8200

Teaching experience

2010-2014 Teaching Assistant, Evolution, Tel Aviv University

2008-2009 Teaching Assistant, Evolution, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (4 weekly lecture hours)

Additional experience in education

1997-2012 Nature guide, educator and director in “Chugei Sayarut” the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

2010-2011 Preschool teacher, Jerusalem

2008-2009 Geography teacher, Junior High School Gimnasia Rehavia, Jeruslaem

1998-1999 Nature teacher, Elementary School Shafirim, Kiryat Malakhi


Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Stanford Translational Medicine Research Grant, $20,000, Microbiome in Lactose Tolerance, 2017-2018

Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics post-doc fellowship, 2015-2016

Dean's Fellowship, Ph.D., Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, 2010-2014

International Society for Behavioral Ecology travel award, summer 2014

Association for the Study of Animal Behavior Travel Award, winter 2013

Adesman Fund Travel Award (TAU), summer 2013

Association for the Study of Animal Behavior Travel Award, summer 2013

Best PhD talk at annual meeting of the Israeli Zoological Society, 2012

Wolf Foundation scholarship for outstanding Ph.D. students 2012

Anat Krauskopf Fund Travel Award, summer 2011

Israeli Society of Zoology Travel Award, summer 2011

Association for the Study of Animal Behavior Travel Award, 2011

Best poster of annual meeting of the Israeli Zoological Society, 2010

Best poster of M.Sc. research, ESE annual meeting, Hebrew University, 2010

Amirim Honors Program, Hebrew University, B.Sc. – B.A., 2004-2007

Service and other academic activity

2017 Guest editor, Special issue of Philosophical Transaction B: “Bridging cultural gaps: interdisciplinary studies in human cultural evolution”

2017 Organizer, international symposium in honor of Prof. Marc Feldman’s 75th birthday, Stanford

2016 Organizer, international workshop: “New Perspectives in Cultural Evolution”, Stanford

2015-2016 Organizer, Stanford lecture series: “Cultural Evolution and Human Studies”

2015-2016 Organizer, Microbiome Population Genetics reading group, Stanford

2012-2017 Reviewer in Animal Behaviour, Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society – Biological Sciences.

2008-2016 Conservation activist, amphibians and seasonal ponds in Israel.

2011 Scientific book editor; Ben-David, Mishka. “Life, Love, and Death: A Journey from modern science to philosophy and ethics”. Ed.: Hozen, T. Yedioth Ahronoth press, Tel Aviv.

Community services and engagement

2015-2016 Ecology consultant, conservation and development design plans, Jerusalem municipality

2013-2015 Ecology consultant, management and conservation of freshwater landscapes, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

2011-2015 Snake catcher, certified by the Israel Nature and Parks authority

2009-2014 Volunteer, Cave Research Unit, Dep. Of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2008-2011 Co-founder, learning center for youth at risk – Musrara, Jerusalem

2005-2007 Agricultural worker (summer employment)

Languages

Hebrew mother tongue

English fluent

German intermediate level

Arabic intermediate level