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New Arrivals

Faculty

Vivian Tang joins the IGB

Professor Vivian Tang has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering (RBTE) Research Theme.  She is a faculty member in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and was a postdoctoral research associate at Harvard Medical School.  Her research interests focus on the regulation of cell junction in kidney diseases.

Michael Spinella joins the IGB

Professor Michael Spinella has joined the IGB as a faculty member in the Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People (ACPP) Research Theme. He is a faculty member in the Department of Comparative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Prior to joining the University of Illinois in the Fall of 2016, he was on the faculty at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine.  His research focuses on molecular mechanisms of cancer therapy and mechanism of chemoresistance.

Stanley Ambrose joins the IGB

Professor Stanley Ambrose has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology.  He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.  His research interests focus on diet, climate, environment and habitat reconstruction with stable carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and strontium isotope ratios of human and other animal bones, teeth and soft tissues.

Staff

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.

Michelle Rew joins the IGB

Michelle Rew has joined the IGB as an Account Technician I. Michelle will be assisting with the processing of appointments, payroll, and visa submissions in the IGB Business Office. Michelle previously worked in the Business Office in the School of Social Work.. Michelle has a degree in Office Administration.

Kierra Fonner joins the IGB

Kierra Fonner has joined the IGB as an Account Technician. She will be assisting the Grant Support Team.  Kierra previously worked as an Administrative & Procurement Professional at Deedrick Precision Machining. Recently she transferred to Eastern Illinois University to pursue a bachelor degree in Organizational and Professional Development.

Amy Wildman joins the IGB

Amy Wildman has joined the IGB as an Office Support Associate. As part of the Business Office she will be supporting the Outreach and Communications teams. Amy previously worked in the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab supporting faculty members and coordinating events. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in English and is pursuing a Master’s in Library Information Sciences.