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David Karasik, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist, 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