New Arrivals


Megan Dailey joins the IGB

Professor Megan Dailey has joined the IGB as an Affiliate in the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering (RBTE) Research Theme.  Professor Dailey is a member of the department of Animal Sciences.  She received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neurosciences from Georgia State University.  Her research focuses on gaining a broader understanding of the mechanisms responsible for nutrient-driven cellular adaptation in the intestine, which could help find therapies for intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

Amy Marshall-Colon joins the IGB

Professor Amy Marshall-Colon has joined the IGB as an Affiliate in the Genomic Ecology of Global Change (GEGC) Research Theme. Professor Marshall-Colon is a member of the department of Plant Biology.  She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from Purdue University and was a NIH-NRSA Fellow from 2010 to 2013 at New York University.  Her research focuses on integrating genomics and metabolomics to investigate the regulatory cross-talk between primary and secondary metabolism.

Sihai Dave Zhao joins the IGB

Professor Sihai Dave Zhao has become a Faculty member in the Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity (GNDP) Research Theme.  Professor Zhao is a member of the department of Statistics.  He received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Harvard University in 2012.  His research focuses in the areas of statistical genomics, high-dimensional statistics, and survival analysis.

Chengxiang Zhai joins the IGB

Professor Chengxiang Zhai has joined the IGB as an Affiliate in the Biosystems Design (BSD) Research Theme.  Professor Zhai joined the faculty in the department of Computer Science in 2002 after receiving his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.  His research interests include information retrieval, text mining, natural language processing, machine learning, and bioinformatics.



Joseph Leigh joins the IGB

Joseph Leigh has joined the IGB as a Research Programmer in the Computer and Network Resource Group. He’ll be supporting the information technology needs of the IGB’s faculty, staff, and students, as well as assisting with the maintenance of the computational infrastructure. Before joining the IGB, he worked for three years as a Research Programmer for the Illinois Natural History Survey, on a project for the Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections NSF program.

Brooke Hunt joins the IGB

Brooke Hunt joined the IGB Business Office as an Account Technician I.  She will be sending out monthly financial reports to the PI’s and approving grant purchases.  Before joining the IGB, Brooke worked for four years as an Accounts Receivable Clerk at CTF Illinois, which has group homes for developmentally disabled adults.  She also attends Parkland College and is working towards her Business Administration Degree.