New Arrivals


Vladimir Kolossov joins the IGB

Dr. Vladimir Kolossov has become an Affiliate in the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering (ReBTE) Research Theme in the IGB.  Dr. Kolossov is working as a Research Assistant Professor in the IGB, and collaborates extensively with Professors Paul Kenis and Rex Gaskins.  His current research focuses on elucidating redox regulatory mechanisms governing cell fate decisions.

Andrew Alleyne joins the IGB

Professor Andrew Alleyne has joined the IGB as an Affiliate in the Biosystems Design (BSD) Research Theme.  Professor Alleyne is a member of the department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, and also serves as the Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs in the department.  His research addresses a range of issues within controls including the analysis and design of control systems in a dimensionless framework and advanced motion control through iterative learning control and adaptive feedforward techniques.


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.

Kingsley Boateng joins the IGB

Kingsley A Boateng has joined the IGB as a Research Specialist at the IGB Core Facilities.  He received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Miami, Oxford, OH in 2007.  Before joining IGB, Kingsley worked as a Research Fellow (Postdoc) at the Genetic and Biochemistry Branch of The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda.  In addition to assisting in the management of the Microscopy Section of the IGB Core Facility, he conducts research in the area of reproductive and developmental biology. Specifically, he studies the mechanisms of homolog chromosome pairing and genetic recombination during meiosis, a fundamental biological mechanism shared by all sexually reproducing species which ensure fertility, generate natural variation and provide the mechanistic basis for the rules that govern inheritance.