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Roy Dar

Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Affiliate, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Affiliate, Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology
roydar at illinois dot edu

"You ask me if an ordinary person could ever get to be able to imagine these things like I imagine them. Of course! I was an ordinary person who studied hard. There are no miracle people. It happens they get interested in this thing and they learn all this stuff, but they're just people. There's no talent, no special ability to understand quantum mechanics, or to imagine electromagnetic fields, that comes without practice and reading and learning and study. I was not born understanding quantum mechanics -- I still don't understand quantum mechanics! I was born not knowing things were made out of atoms, and not being able to visualize, therefore -- when I saw the bottle of milk that I was sucking -- that it was a dynamic bunch of balls bouncing around. I had to learn that just like anybody else. So if you take an ordinary person who is willing to devote a great deal of time and work and thinking and mathematics, then he's become a scientist!"
-- Richard Feynman

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Kathrin Bohn-Wippert

Ph.D. Microbiology (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany)
bohnwipp at illinois dot edu

"The important thing is to never stop questioning."



Graduate Students

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Yiyang (Tony) Lu

B.S. Biomedical Engineering (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

lu74 at illinois dot edu

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." -- Benjamin Franklin



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Dominic Demma

Bioengineering Class of 2019
Chemistry minor
ddemma3 at illinois dot edu

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties." -- Sir Francis Bacon



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Kendall Junger

Bioengineering Class of 2020
kjunger2 at illinois dot edu

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." -- Mark Twain



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Melina Megaridis

Bioengineering Class of 2019
megarid2 at illinois dot edu

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." -- Albert Einstein



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Jennifer Moy

Bioengineering Class of 2018
jmmoy2 at illinois dot edu

"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality." -- Jonas Salk



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Erin Tevonian

Bioengineering Class of 2019
tevonia2 at illinois dot edu

"What is now proved was once only imagined." -- William Blake