Arvin Dar

Arvin Dar, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences
  • PROFESSOR | Pharmacological Sciences

Research Topics:

Cancer, Drug Design and Discovery, Enzymology, Genetics, Protein Complexes, Structural Biology

Arvin Dar is a Professor in the Departments of Oncological Sciences and Pharmacological Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC. He is also the Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Center for Therapeutic Discovery and a member of the Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI). Dr. Dar’s research is focused on the integration of genetics and small molecule chemistry to uncover basic principles of signal transduction, with applications in tool development and therapeutics.  His laboratory has been researching and developing kinase inhibitors and other small molecule approaches for the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders. Dr. Dar has received numerous awards and honors, including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Damon-Runyon Rachleff Innovation Award, the Pew Charitable Trusts Pew-Stewart Scholarship for Cancer Research, Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Award, Junior Faculty Award at Mount Sinai, Friedman Brain Institute Scholar Award, and the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Aspire Award.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Cancer Biology [CAB], Pharmacology and Therapeutics Discovery [PTD]


BSc, University of Western Ontario

PhD, University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Training, University of California, San Francisco