Network over Coffee: Meeting with Prof. Roy Wollman

Kerckhoff Coffee House, 308 Westwood Plaza (UCLA),

Thursday, Mar 1st, 2018 | 10:30am-12:00pm

ScienceAbroad Los Angeles is proudly hosting series of Networking Coffee hours.

Take a break from experiments, grab some coffee on us, listen to important academic tips from an Israeli Professor and chat with fellow Israeli researchers.

This week, we will be hosting Prof. Roy Wollman.

Roy received a B.Sc. in Biology and Statistics and Operations Research magna cum laude from Tel-Aviv University, Israel in 2003.

As a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, Roy worked on several fundamental problems related to cell polarity and mitosis, and he received his Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology in 2008.

In 2008 Roy joined Prof. Tobias Meyer’s group as an NIH and NSF postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University. There he discovered a mechanism of coordinated oscillation in cortical actin and calcium that explained conflicting data in the field. These cycles allow actin to stabilize the cell and, in a controlled manner, then to allow vesicle secretion.

In 2012 Roy joined the faculty of UC San Diego as an assistant professor, first in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and then also in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology. In four short years he published several high impact papers, received a number of NIH grants that push the envelope in understanding how the heterogeneity of cellular responses combine to produce fundamental biological functions in wound healing, inflammation, and immune activation.

These days, Roy is an associate professor at The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and in the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology, , where he studies information processing in intracellular and intercellular signaling networks in the presence of a high degree of single-cell variability.

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Network over Coffee: Meeting with Prof. Roy Wollman

Kerckhoff Coffee House, 308 Westwood Plaza (UCLA) Thursday, Mar 1st, 2018 | 10:30am-12:00pm

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