Naomi Habib

Assistant Professor

Cognitive decline and resilience lab

We are interested in solving the secret of cognitive resilience. The cellular microenvironment in the brain is composed of multiple cell types, including neurons, astrocytes, microglia, vascular and other cells, and we are studying how interactions between different cell types in the brain are contributing to cognitive decline and to cognitive resilience, in particular in the context of aging-related pathologies. We also study how interactions between the brain and other systems in the aging body, such as immune and metabolic signaling, are mediating aging-related pathologies. The work is done using human brain tissue, animal models and cell cultures, combining cutting-edge technologies in the fields of genomics, imaging, molecular biology, and genome engineering, with advanced computational analysis and modeling. Specifically, we are pioneering the development and application of single nucleus RNA-sequencing technologies.


Recent publications


  • Jellert T. Gaublomme, Bo Li, Cristin McCabe, Abigail Knecht, Eugene Drokhlyansky, Nicholas Van Wittenberghe, Julia Waldman, Danielle Dionne, Lan Nguyen, Phil De Jager, Bertrand Yeung, Xinfang Zhao, Naomi Habib, Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen, Aviv Regev
    Nuclei multiplexing with barcoded antibodies for single-nucleus genomics
    Nature Communications, volume 10, Article number: 2907




Contact information


Phone: +972- 2-5494818

office location:
Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building, Office 2201
Edmond J. Safra Campus, The Hebrew University
Jerusalem,  9190401

Lab Members

MSc student
Lab Manager
BSc student
BSc student

Open Positions

Positions available for exceptional and highly motivated PhD and postdocs.


Lab Website (coming up soon)