Dan Levy, PhD

Professional Positions and Education

2018- present

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Faculty for Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

2019- 2020

Visiting Professor, Department of Oncological science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA. (Host: Prof. Emily Bernstein)

2012- 2018

Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Faculty for Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Postdoctoral fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Or Gozani, Department of Biology, Stanford University, CA


Ph.D.  Laboratory of Dr. Yosef Shaul, Department of Molecular Genetics, The Weizmann Institute of Science


M.Sc. Thesis, Laboratory of Dr. Gil Ast, the Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Tel-Aviv University

Fellowships, Honors and Awards


Toronto prize for excellence in research


The Alice and Seymour Powers Career Development Chair in Basic and Clinical Oncology


Best postdoc poster award. The 30th Penn State Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology- Chromatin and Epigenetic Regulation of Transcription


Recipient, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) long-term fellowship


Recipient, Machiah Foundation award


Recipient, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) long-term fellowship


Included in the Dean list of students with outstanding study achievements


Graduated with Honors, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel


Scholarship, Citrus Marketing Board of Israel, Fruit and Flowers Board


Scholarship for excellent students from the Vegetable Marketing Board in cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Research Funding 

2022-2024     Israel Cancer Association (ICA) grant

2021-2024      ICRF- Project Grant

2020-2024    BSF- Joint with Prof. Emily Bernstein.

2020-2024     BSF-NSF- Joint with Prof. Mark Bedford

2020-2023     DFG- Joint with Prof. Albert Jeltch

2020-2023      NIBN- milestone grant

2018-2023      Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Individual Research Grant

2018-2019      Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Gesher grant

2018-2020     Israel Cancer Association (ICA) grant

2018-2020      Research without borders- Joint with Prof. Peter Zahradka,

2018-2019      Instruct

2016-2018      ASU-BGU Joint grant

2016-2018      Israel Science Foundation (ISF) INCPM

2016-2017      NIBN-milestone grant

2015-2016      Israel Cancer Association (ICA) grant

2014-2018      Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Individual Research Grant

2014-2018      Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Equipment Grant

2015-2017      The United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Grant- (Joint with Prof. Or Gozani, Stanford)

2013-2016      ICRF Research Career Development Award research grant

2013-2016      National institute for biotechnology in the Negev Grant

2014-2015      The Dahlia Greidenger Anti-Cancer Fund

2014-2015      German- Israeli Foundation (GIF) Grant

2013-2014       Faculty of health sciences, BGU-Heznek grant

2013-2017      Marie Curie- Career Integration Grant (CIG)20