Arvin Dar is an Assistant Professor of Oncological Sciences and Structural and Chemical Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Originally from Canada, he graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario. He then completed graduate studies at the University of Toronto graduating in 2006. His PhD thesis was done in the laboratory of Frank Sicheri where he studied the structure and regulation of protein kinase complexes and viral inhibitors that play important roles in protein synthesis. Arvin conducted postdoctoral studies with Kevan Shokat at the University of California, San Francisco, where he developed small molecule tools to control kinase structure and signaling in normal and cancer cells. Arvin’s current research focuses on the use of target-based and systems pharmacology approaches to generate new classes of small molecule modulators for Ras-dependent cancers. He spends his free time with his wife and two daughters, enjoys playing squash and tennis, and continues to learn new things about NYC on the weekends.