New Arrivals


Vijay Singh joins the IGB

Professor Vijay Singh has joined the IGB as an affiliate in the Genomic Ecology of Global Change (GEGC) Research Theme.  Professor Singh is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Associate Director of Engineering in the Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research.  His research interests are in the areas of economic analysis and modeling of bioprocessing, and the design of processes for corn fractionation.

Derek Wildman joins the IGB

Professor Derek Wildman has joined the IGB and will be the founding theme leader of the new Computational Genomic Medicine Research Theme.  Professor Wildman is also a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology.  He comes to the University of Illinois from the School of Medicine at Wayne State University.  His research focuses on using molecular evolutionary and comparative genomic approaches to understand genetic change during human evolution.

Tandy Warnow joins the IGB

Professsor Tandy Warnow has joined the IGB as a faculty member in the Biocomplexity (BCXT) Research Theme.  Professor Warnow is a Founder Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Computer Science.  She comes to the University of Illinois from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Computer Science.  Her research combines mathematics, computer science, probability and statistics, in order to develop algorithms with improved accuracy for large-scale and complex estimation problems in phylogenomics and metagenomics.


Joyce Koeberlein joins the IGB

Joyce Koeberlein joined the IGB October 13, 2014, and is an Office Manager supporting the Cellular Decision Making in Cancer research theme and the Core Facilities. Before joining the IGB, Joyce worked for a short time in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering providing clerical support to the Graduate Programs. Prior to that time, she worked as a Construction Management Project Assistant for the Capital Programs Department for eight years. She has worked at the University of Illinois for 15 years.

Christine Ingleman joins the IGB

Christine Ingleman joined the IGB Business Office as an Accounting Clerk reconciling t-card and p-card charges as well as providing support to t-card and p-card users.  Christine started at the University of Illinois in 2003 with the Fire Service Institute, and then moved to the Engineering Business Services Center.  Prior to joining the University, she worked as an optician at Illini EyeCare.

Susan Jongeneel joins the IGB

Susan Jongeneel has joined IGB as an editor and grant development specialist. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University. She has worked at the University of Illinois since 2010 in ACES and the Office of the VC Research. Before coming to Illinois, she worked as a competitive intelligence advisor at the international headquarters of Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland.

Austin Cyphersmith joins the IGB

Austin Cyphersmith has joined the IGB as a Research Specialist at the IGB Core Facilities.  He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012.  He is currently working on bringing STED microscope capability to the Core Facilities.

Nikki Gentry joins the IGB

Nikki Gentry joined IGB September 2, 2014, and is supporting the Biosystems Design research theme and the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering research theme. Before joining IGB, Nikki worked as a Construction Management Project Assistant for the Capital Programs Department since January 2013. Prior to joining the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign staff, she spent over 17 years in customer service and office managerial settings.