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New Arrivals

Faculty

Heidemarie Laurent joins the IGB

Professor Heidemarie Laurent has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health (CGRH) Research Theme.  She is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Her research interests focus in the areas of stress regulation, mindfulness, depression and close relationships.

David Miller joins the IGB

Professor David Miller has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health (CGRH) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences.  The Miller lab studies the cell adhesion and signaling mechanisms of sperm storage in the oviduct and fertilization.

Anthony Studer joins the IGB

Professor Anthony Studer has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Genomic Ecology of Global Change (GEGC) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Crop Sciences.  He received his Ph.D in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  His research interests focus in the areas of evolution, regulation and function of the carbon concentrating mechanism employed by plants for C4 photosynthesis.

Girish Chowdhary joins the IGB

Professor Girish Chowdhary has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Genomic Ecology of Global Change (GEGC) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.  He is also the director of the Distributed Autonomous Systems Laboratory, which conducts research in autonomous decision making to enable the next generation of robotic systems.  He received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was a postdoctoral research associate at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.  Prior to joining the University of Illinois, he was on the faculty at Oklahoma State University.

Staff

John Kim joins the IGB

John Kim has joined the IGB as a Research Programmer.  John will be working with the CNRG group supporting user needs within the IGB.  He previously worked as a Repair Technician and Sales Manager at Verizon Wireless for the past twelve years.  He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BS in Organizational and Professional Development.

Larry Jukes joins the IGB

Larry Jukes joined the IGB as a Senior Research Programmer.  Larry will be working with the CNRG group supporting user needs within the IGB.  Larry has worked in IT for 30 years.  He was previously a programmer and network manager at Hobbico.  Larry attended Parkland and was a part-time instructor for 10 years.  Larry has a BA and Associates degree.

Darren Wright joins the IGB

Darren Wright has joined the IGB as a BAA-Business and Procurement Specialist. Darren will be responsible for the ledger 3 accounts as well as assisting with department procurement in the IGB Business Office. Darren comes to us after being in the Department of Physics, where he started his UIUC employment 15 years ago.

Donelle Ash joins the IGB

Donelle Ash has joined the IGB as an Account Technician I. She will be assisting the Grants Support Team in the IGB Business Office. Donelle transferred from the LAS Student Affairs Office after working there as an Office Support Associate supporting the LAS Honors Program. She initially worked at the University of Illinois from 1995 to 1998; however, she spent most of her career as a Rural Mail Carrier in Mahomet before deciding to return to the University.