New Arrivals


Roy Dar joins the IGB

Professor Roy Dar has joined the IGB as an Affiliate in the Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity (GNDP) Research Theme. Professor Dar joined the department of Bioengineering in the Fall of 2015.  He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and then was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco from 2011-2015.  His research interests are in the areas of drug screening, cellular fate-determination and state transitions, viral and genetic circuitry, stochastic gene exptression, single-cell biophysics, and systems biology.

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.



Jordan Biggers joins the IGB

Jordan Biggers joined the IGB as a Shipping/Receiving Clerk in the Summer of 2015.  Prior to joining the IGB, he worked as extra help in the School of Chemical Sciences.  He was a prep cook at the Hendricks House before joining the University of Illinois.  Jordan is a criminal justice major at Danville Area Community College.

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.