EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER - Oz Pomp
Oz Pomp born and raised in Israel, have acquired a Ph.D. at Bar-Ilan University, Israel in 2008. He have developed, for the first time a protocol for generating peripheral neurons from hESCs [Pomp et al., 2005]. These cells can model certain human diseases such as Familial Dysautonomia. After his Ph.D., he move to the Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore where he explored X-chromosome dynamics during reprogramming of human somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). They were among the pioneers that primed human stem cells into a nave state [Pomp et al., 2011]. Later, he joined Bruno Reversades lab as a senior post doc to model rare neurodevelopmental disorders. They have identified a novel gene associated with microcephaly (i.e. small head) [Hu, Pomp et al.,2014]. A follow-up manuscript, describing the mechanism behind the disease was recently published [Pomp et al.,2017]. His aim to continue exploring the various essential mechanisms guiding human brain development. During his scientific career, he have published peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, and book chapters. In 2013 he also joined Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore (a brunch of Imperial College, London) as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.
Interest in Human Brain Development