Ron Orbach

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Assistant Professor Bar-Ilan University (Former Postdoc)
266 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8902

Research Interests

Cilia; Cytoskeleton; Flagella; Microtubule-Associated Proteins; Microtubules; Molecular Biology; Kinesin; Chlamydomonas reinhardtii; Nanotechnology; Axoneme

Departments & Organizations

Howard Lab


My research background is in synthetic biology/chemistry. During my graduate studies I investigated different aspects of the fascinating world of biological self-assembly, including peptide self-assembly and DNA computing. I learned to know that nature, after millions of years of evolution, is our most sophisticated machine, holding great potential for future developments in nanomedicine and nanomaterials. Nevertheless, self-assembly processes, although studied intensively in many aspects, is still poorly understood. I hope that during my postdoc I will be able to gain additional insight on the exciting microtubules dynamic instability process.

Education & Training

PhD The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Chemistry (2015)
MSc Tel-Aviv University, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology (2009)
BSc Tel-Aviv University, Biology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • Helmsley Fellowship CSHL (2016)

  • Yale Postdoctoral Scholars Travel Fund Award Yale University (2016)

  • HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship Human Frontier Science Program (2015)

  • EMBO Long Term Fellowship European Molecular Biology Organization (2015)