Prof. Roy Beck
Prof. Beck is an associate Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University. His research focuses on a range of topics in biophysics, soft-matter physics and statistical mechanics.
Characterization of delayed and coordinated nucleation of supercooled phospholipid membranes; developing biophysical models to match the measured protein-based hydrogel mechanics and nanoscopic structures originated from the neuronal cytoskeleton; biophysical insights correlating structural phase transition in myelin sheaths as a pathological marker for multiple sclerosis; developing information-based entropy estimators for computer simulation datasets.
Future Research Directions:
Developing novel techniques to measure in high throughput transient and reversible interactions between intrinsically disordered proteins; design, measure and model, hybrid polypeptide-hydrocarbon dendrimer amphiphiles that self-assemble into tunable nanoscale structures.
2002-2006 Ph.D in Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
1998-2002 B.Sc in Physics and Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
2015- Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
2010-2015 Senior Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
2006-2010 HFSP post-doctoral fellow in Biophysics, University of California, Santa-Barbara
Academic and professional award
2017 Juludan Research Prize Fund
2006-2009 Human Frontier Science Program postdoctoral fellowship, University of California Santa-Barbara
2006 Applied Material research excellence prize for graduate students
2005-2006 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in exact sciences for doctoral and post-doctoral students
2005 Excellence in research award, Tel-Aviv University
2004 Excellence in research award, Tel-Aviv University
2003 Fulbright fellowship, University of Maryland