Short CV/Education and training


  • 1987 – 1991
    BSc degree (cum laude) Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion, Israel

  • 1991 – 1995
    M.D. degree (cum laude) Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion, Israel

  • 1995 – 2000
    Residency in Pediatrics (cum laude), Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

  • 2000 – 2005
    PhD in cancer genetics, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  • 2006 – 2009
    Residency in Clinical Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA


  • 1996
    Israel Medical License

  • 2000
    Israel Paediatrician License

  • 2006
    Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, ECFMG Certificate

  • 2009
    American Board of Medical Genetics

  • 2009
    Texas Medical Board Physician License

  • since 2013
    Israel Clinical Geneticist License


  • 2009 – 2012
    Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

  • since 2012
    Senior scientist Weizmann Institute

Selected publications

  • Laura J. Dumas, Majesta S. O’Bleness, Jonathan M. Davis, C. Michael Dickens, Nathan Anderson, Jonathon G. Keeney, Jay Jackson, Megan Sikela, Armin Raznahan, Jay Giedd, Judith Rapoport, Sandesh S.C. Nagamani, Ayelet Erez, Nicola Brunetti-Pierri, Rachel Sugalski, James R. Lupski, Tasha Fingerlin, Sau Wai Cheung, James M. Sikela. "DUF1220 Domain Copy Number Implicated in Human Brain Size Pathology and Evolution", Am J Hum Genet, 2012, [IF- 11.68, Cited by 18] doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2012.07.016.

  • Ian M. Campbell, Bo Yuan,Caroline Robberecht, Rolph Pfundt, Przemyslaw Szafranski, Meriel M. McEntagart, Sandesh C. S. Nagamani, Ayelet Erez, Magdalena Bartnik, Barbara Wisniowiecka-Kowalnik, Katie S. Plunkett, Amber N. Pursley, Sung-Hae L. Kang, Weimin Bi, Seema R. Lalani, Carlos A. Bacino, Mala Vast, Karen Marks, Michael Patton, Peter Olofsson, Ankita Patel, Joris A. Veltman, Sau Wai Cheung, Chad A. Shaw, Lisenka E. L. M.Vissers, Joris R. Vermeesch, James R. Lupski, Pawel Stankiewicz. "Parental somatic mosaicism is under-recognized and influences recurrence risk of genomic disorders". AJHG, 2014, [IF- 11.68, Cited by 12].

  • Shen Gu , Bo Yuan , Ian M. Campbell , Christine R. Beck , Claudia M.B. Carvalho , Sandesh C.S. Nagamani, Ayelet Erez, Ankita Patel , Carlos A. Bacino, Chad A. Shaw, Paweł Stankiewicz, Sau Wai Cheung, Weimin Bi and James R. Lupski. "Alu-mediated diverse and complex pathogenic copy-number variants within human chromosome 17 at p13.3". HMG, 2015 [IF-6.968]

  • Nagamani, S.C, Erez A, Lee B. Argininosuccinic Aciduria. GeneReview, 2011.

  • Erez A*, Shchelochkov OA*, Plon S, Scaglia F and Lee B. Inborn errors of metabolism leading to carcinogenesis – Review. Am J Hum Genet. 2011, 88:402-21, [IF 11.68, Cited by 19]. (*Co- first author) doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2011.03.005.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries


  • American Society of Human Genetics

  • Paediatric Academic Societies


  • Review editor in Frontiers in Mitochondrial Research

  • Reviewer for the American Journal of Medical Genetics

Additional qualifications

  • Pediatrician


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