University of Wisconsin–Madison

Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD

UWMF Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


5533 WIMR
1111 Highland Avenue

Lab Website
The Roy Lab

Subhojit Roy

Research Interests

Cell Biology of neuronal trafficking in physiology and neurodegenerative diseases. The Roy lab is interested in the cell biology of neuronal trafficking in physiology and disease. A general approach in the lab is to develop simple cellular models of normal and abnormal biological phenotypes – using dissociated neurons, 3-D organoids, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC’s) – and test predictions from these models in brains. Current projects include novel uses of CRISPR-Cas9 technology in cellular model-systems of neurodegenerative diseases, optogenetic approaches to study slow axonal transport, and use of iPSC’s to explore human cell biology. The lab has ongoing collaborations with researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), the Waisman Center, and other investigators at UW-Madison; and is located on modern, state of the art laboratory and office space overlooking lake Mendota (within the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research or WIMR-II tower: WIMR-II-science-without-walls).

Honors & Awards

2016 UW Medical Foundation Professorship
2011 American Federation of Aging Research
2011 John S. Spice Award in aging from the Larry Hillblom Foundation 

Selected Publications