Roy Dar
Roy Dar
Assistant Professor
2202 Everitt Laboratory

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  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2011)
  • B.Sc. Physics and Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (2004)

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Bioengineering, 2015-Present
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Affiliate Faculty, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, 2015-Present
  • Affiliate Faculty, Cancer Center at Illinois, 2017-Present
  • Affiliate Faculty, Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology, 2015-Present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco, 2011-2015

Research Interests

  • Drug Screening
  • Cellular Fate-Determination and State Transitions
  • Viral and Genetic Circuitry
  • Stochastic Gene Expression
  • Single-Cell Biophysics
  • Systems Biology

Research Areas

Research Topics

  • Genomics

Selected Articles in Journals


  • NSF CAREER Award (2020)
  • NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators, NIH (2018)
  • Innovation Lab Award, The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation (2018)
  • Scialog Fellow, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation with Rescorp (2017)
  • NIH Career Transition Award (K22), NIAID, NIH (2015)
  • Gordon Research Conference Best Poster Award, Ventura, CA (2015)
  • Postdoctoral Award for Exemplary Leadership, Gladstone Institutes, UCSF (2015)
  • Postdoctoral Award for Scientific Excellence, Gladstone Institutes, UCSF (2014)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA, F32), NIAID, NIH (2012)
  • Paul H. Stelson Fellowship for Professional Promise, University of Tennessee (2011)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honors Society, University of Tennessee Chapter (2008-2011)

Teaching Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Illinois Student Government, UIUC (4/22/2018)

Research Honors

  • The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation "Innovation Lab Award" (7/24/2018)
  • Rescorp and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation "Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award" (7/26/2017)

Recent Courses Taught

  • BIOE 206 - Cellular Bioengineering
  • BIOE 310 - Comp Tools Bio Data
  • BIOE 487 - Stem Cell Bioengineering
  • BIOE 497 DAR (BIOE 497 ROY) - Individual Study
  • BIOE 598 GU (BIOE 598 RD) - Single-Cell Decision-Making
  • ECE 397 RD - Individual Study in ECE

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