New Arrivals


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.

Aron Barbey joins the IGB

Professor Aron Barbey has joined the IGB as an affiliate in the Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity (GNDP) Research Theme.  Professor Barbey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science.  He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Emory University in 2007, and completed a research fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health in 2011.  His current research investigates the principles of brain organization that underlie executive control, reasoning, and decision making.


Chris Miller joins the IGB

Chris Miller joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the early 1990’s in the Office of Admissions & Records. He joined the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, and most  recently accepted the Facilities Manager’s position here at the IGB. He is looking forward to the new challenges and personal growth this position will bring.

Sara Haag joins the IGB

Sara Haag is the new IGB Coordinator of Outreach Activities.  She earned her B.S. from the University of Illinois in Animal Sciences in May 2011.  As an undergraduate, she worked as a lab assistant at IGB in the lab of Professor Larry Schook.  Sara earned her M.S. in Agricultural Education from the University of Illinois in May 2013.  Sara will help coordinate various activities related to outreach and public engagement for the IGB.