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David Karasik, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist (part-time), Institute for Aging Research

David Karasik's overall research focus is in the area of interpersonal variability of aging, ranging from morphological changes in ossified tissues to the genetics of age-related conditions, such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia (muscle wasting), and menopause. David Karasik's special interest is in identifying the pleiotropic genetic factors governing multiple aging-related traits.

David Karasik's has many years of teaching Human Gross Anatomy. Currently, he is serving as a Head of Anatomy Program in the newly formed Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Institute for Aging Research
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131 


  • 1990, B.S.,
    Biomedicine; Kalinin Medical School; Tvyer, Russia
  • 1995, M.S.,
    Medical Sciences; Tel Aviv University; Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2000, PH.D.,
    Anatomy and Anthropology; Tel Aviv University; Tel Aviv, Israel