The overarching goal of our research is to understand how genetic variation shapes phenotypic diversity. We study this question in C. elegans and related species. Combining the powerful tools available for studying the C. elegans model with innovative genomic technologies, we strive to elucidate basic principles of how genetic variation shapes our natural world.
October 2020 Update: Ben-David lab is launching! Openings for students at all levels. See openings
New paper on toxin-antidote selfish elements out now in Current Biology10 October 2020
New review about Toxin-Antidote elements out now in Annual Review of Genetics24 August 2020
Awarded a 5-year ISF personal + equipment grant