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Roy Blum, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Specialist  (
2015 - Present)

Department of Molecular Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute / Mass General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Simches Research Center
185 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA, 02114




Senior Research Scientist at Cancer Center,   (2013 2015)
New York University Langone School of Medicine


Scientific focus:
   Epigenetic mechanisms leading to relapse of pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
   Genome-wide remodeling of the epigenetic landscape during myogenic differentiation


Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Molecular Genomics)   (2008 2013)
Department of Pathology and Cancer Institute,
New York University Langone School of Medicine, New York, NY
Principal Investigator: Brian B. Dynlacht, Ph.D.
Project: Genome-wide identification of enhancers in skeletal muscle:
The role of MyoD1 in shaping myogenic enhancers


Post-Doctoral Fellow
(Stem Cell Biology)   (2007 2008)
Department of Cell Biology, New York University Langone School of Medicine, New York, NY              
Principal Investigator: Elaine L. Wilson, Ph.D.
Project: The molecular signature of prostate stem cells and its implications for prostate cancer


Ph.D. in Drug Discovery and Systems Biology (Summa Cum Laude)   (2002 2007)
Department of Neurobiochemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Principal Investigator: Yoel Kloog, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Gene expression profiling decipher mechanisms of action of the Ras inhibitor,
Salirasib in tumor cells”


M.Sc. in Neurobiochemistry
(Cum Laude)   2000 2001
Department of Neurobiochemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

B.Sc. in Biology and Life Sciences
, Extended Program (Cum Laude)   (1997 1999)
Life Sciences Faculty, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Professional Programming Studies,
Non-academic degree   (1996 – 1997)
John Bryce Training Center, Tel Aviv, Israel                       
Professional coding studies in C++, VB, Perl and Web-designing
(Certified
and graduated with Distinction)

Honors / Fellowships

•  Dan David Scholarship award for contribution to Cancer Therapy   (2006)

  Rector award for excellence   (2004)

  Dean Award for excellence   (2003)

 

Teaching, Professional & Management Experience

Bioinformatics Consultant   (2006 2007)
Bioinformatics Unit, Life Sciences Faculty, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Guided and lectured to students and faculty members on computational strategies as a research tool
Mentored and supervised new team members and undergraduate rotation students

 Computer Programmer   (1997)
Wales Ltd., Engineering and Logistics, Ramat-Gan, Israel    
Developed a statistical tool for an anti-ballistics missile predicting system 
(Visual Basic application development in collaboration with a ballistics engineer)