Dan Kovari


Dan was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Elgin, IL (a Chicago suburb). A self professed "jack-of-all-trades", he can often be found tinkering with things in the lab or hacking various bits of junk into something new around his apartment. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbaba-Champaign for his undergraduate degree. While at UIUC he studied phyiscs and computer engineering. During his tenure there, he worked as and undergraduate research assistant in the Optical Physics and Engineering group, where he helped in the development of microcavity plasma arrays. He also worked as production tech. for the university's main student auditorium (Foellinger Auditorium). During his free time he co-hosted a weekly radio show on Urbana's WRFU entitled Agora-Urbana. Aside from tinkering, he enjoys watching and discussing films. He can often be seen racing around Atlanta on his not-so-trusty vintage red Raleigh bicycle, feel free to honk or shout as he passes by.


  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Physics 2008-Present
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Physics 2008


Dan's research is primarily focused on inversigating the forces and ineractions that regulate phagocytosis (the process by which cells, particularly immune-related cells, ingest foreign particles/bactria).