Ohad Balaga

Ohad Balaga


Data Scientist, Taliaz Diagnostics

Ohad Balaga is a PhD student in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science and computational biology from the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where his research focused on combinatorial gene regulation by microRNA and the inference of such regulation from gene expression and network data. Now working under the advisement of Raul Rabadan and Sagi Shapira, Ohad is currently studying influenza mutations, evolution, and quasispecies.

Education History

BSc, The Hebrew University
Computer Science and Computational Biology


Friedman Y, Balaga O, Linial M. Working together: combinatorial regulation by microRNAs. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013;774:317-37.

Balaga O, Friedman Y, Linial M. Toward a combinatorial nature of microRNA regulation in human cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Oct;40(19):9404-16.

Naamati G, Friedman Y, Balaga O, Linial M. Susceptibility of the human pathways graphs to fragmentation by small sets of microRNAs. Bioinformatics. 2012 Apr 1;28(7):983-90.


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