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Roey was born and raised in Tel-Aviv and after backpacking through North and South America he began his undergraduate studies in Tel-Aviv University. After receiving B.Sc in chemistry, Roey stayed in TAU and obtained both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Doron Shabat. During his work with Doron, Roey had a major role in the development of Self-Immolative Dendrimers and Multi-Triggered Dendrimers and their application as platforms for pro-drug therapies. After his PhD, Roey joined the lab of Prof. Craig Hawker as a post-doctoral researcher at the Materials Research Laboratory in University of California Santa Barbara. As part of his post-doc research, Roey developed the concept of enzymatic degradation as a trigger to self-assembly of smart block copolymers. On March 2012, Roey joined the faculty of the School of Chemistry at TAU as a senior lecturer to establish a lab for polymer and macromolecular hybrids. In 2017, Roey was selected as PMSE Young Investigator by the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and engendering of the American Chemical Society. In addition, he was appointed as the academic head of the medicinal chemistry unit at the Blavatnik Center for Drug Discovery at TAU. In June 2018, Roey was promoted to associate professor.  

Appointments

2018-  Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
2017-  Academic Head of the Medicinal Chemistry Unit at the BLAVATNIK Center for Drug Discovery, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

2012-2018 

Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

2008-2011

Postdoctoral scholar, Materials Research Laboratory, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, USA, The research group of Prof. Craig J. Hawker.

2005-2007

Teaching assistant, School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University.

2005-2007

Teaching assistant, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.

2002-2005

Lecturer, Faculty of Life Science, The Open University of Israel.

2000-2007

Lab instructor, School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University.

Education

2003-2008

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Shabat. Thesis title: Self-Immolative Dendrimers as Novel Drug-Delivery Platforms.

2000-2003

M.Sc. in Chemistry, graduated with Excellence, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Shabat. Thesis title: Design and synthesis of novel drug delivery systems.

1997-2000

B.Sc. in chemistry, graduated with Excellency, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

1991-1994

Military service.

Awards and Honors

2018 The Israel Chemical Society Prize For the Outstanding Young Scientist.
2017 PMSE Young Investigator by the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and engendering of the American Chemical Society.
2017 The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Career Development Chair 2017.

2013-2015

Allon Fellowship, The Council for Higher Education of Israel.

2011

The Materials Research Laboratory Post-doctpral Travel Grant.

2008

The Rothschild Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research, Yad Ha-Nadiv, Israel.

2007

Prof. Michael Chorev Annual Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry, The Medicinal Chemistry Section of The Israel Chemical Society.

2007

J. Jortner and R.D. Levin Prize for Chemistry Research Students, The Israel Chemical Society.

2005

The Annual Award of the TEVA Institute of Organic and Biomedical Chemistry to the Very Best Student in Organic Chemistry.

2000

The Dean's Awards, Tel-Aviv University.

1999

The Dean's Awards, Tel-Aviv University.

1998

The Dean's Awards, Tel-Aviv University.