Prof. Lina Basel
Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Lina Basel is the chair-person of the Israeli Society of Medical Genetics and director of the Raphael Recanati Genetics institute at Rabin Medical Center and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel. Research activities are focused on molecular genetics and are conducted at her lab in the Felsenstein Medical Research Center of Tel Aviv University. Main areas of research include identification of new genes associated with intellectual disability, neurogenetic disorders and genetic skin disorders in the Israeli population. The research in Prof. Basel’s group has so far led to the identification and characterization of 14 new genes. Mutations in these genes cause new disorders that were described for the first time by Prof. Basel’s group. Prof. Basel in an Editor in chief of London Medical Database (London Dysmorphology Database).