Roy Kishony is the Marilyn and Henry Taub Professor of Life Sciences in the Faculty of Biology at the Technion. He is also the director of the Technion’s Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Engineering and a visiting faculty member at the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School.
Prof. Kishony’s lab has made a number of groundbreaking discoveries, demonstrating how some drug interactions can select against resistance. His lab has also pioneered unique experimental and theoretical methodologies for tracking whole-genome evolution of pathogenic bacteria. These discoveries have inspired novel treatment paradigms for effective antimicrobial chemotherapy and genome-based diagnostics.
Prof. Kishony received the Genzyme Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Science Award (2009), a Gates Foundation Grand Challenge Award (2008), a Complex Systems Award from the McDonnell Foundation (2008), the Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award (2013). He has been elected as a member of the Israeli Young Academy (2016) and a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (2017). His research has been featured at the United Nations and has been covered by CNN, NPR, Wired, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Scientific American, Nature News, 60 Minutes Australia, and the BBC.