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Professor Taekjip Ha, leader of the Cellular Decision Making in Cancer research theme at the IGB, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Taekjip Ha, leader of the Cellular Decision Making in Cancer research theme at the IGB, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

University of Illinois Animal Sciences Professor and IGB member Alfred Roca co-authored the recent literature review “Elephant Natural History: A Genomic Perspective” identifying a need to recognize the forest elephant as a separate species.

University of Illinois Animal Sciences Professor and IGB member Alfred Roca co-authored the recent literature review “Elephant Natural History: A Genomic Perspective” identifying a need to recognize the forest elephant as a separate species.

Behavioral observation, ecological sampling, and high-throughput sequencing give researchers insight into tamarin foraging strategies and prey preferences in study involving Associate Professor of Anthropology Ripan Malhi.

Behavioral observation, ecological sampling, and high-throughput sequencing give researchers insight into tamarin foraging strategies and prey preferences in study involving Associate Professor of Anthropology Ripan Malhi.

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong and his team look to glacial moraines as inspiration for more precise delivery of micro-therapies.

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong and his team look to glacial moraines as inspiration for more precise delivery of micro-therapies.

The ‘Art of Science: Images from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology,’ now in its fifth year, will hold its opening reception on April 23, 6:00pm, at the indi go Artist Co-op in Champaign.

The ‘Art of Science: Images from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology,’ now in its fifth year, will hold its opening reception on April 23, 6:00pm, at the Indi Go Artist Co-op in Champaign.

University of Illinois scientists, including first author Bright Agindotan, former postdoc with the Energy Biosciences Institute, reported in Archives of Virology evidence of the new mastrevirus, tentatively named switchgrass mosaic-associated virus 1 (SgMaV-1).

University of Illinois scientists, including first author Bright Agindotan, former postdoc with the Energy Biosciences Institute, reported in Archives of Virology evidence of a potential new mastrevirus.

University of Illinois researchers led by Associate Professor of Microbiology Rachel Whitaker found the microbe Sulfolobus islandicus can go dormant, ceasing to grow and reproduce.

University of Illinois researchers led by Associate Professor of Microbiology Rachel Whitaker found the microbe Sulfolobus islandicus can go dormant, ceasing to grow and reproduce, in order to protect from infection.

Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology Stephen Long and colleagues report on advances and challenges in improving plant photosynthesis.

Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology Stephen Long and colleagues report on advances and challenges in improving plant photosynthesis.

Plant biology professor Ray Ming and colleagues discovered that papaya cultivation 4,000 years ago likely led to the evolution of hermaphrodite plants, which are favored by growers today.

Plant biology professor Ray Ming and colleagues discovered that papaya cultivation 4,000 years ago likely led to the evolution of hermaphrodite plants, which are favored by growers today.

A research team led by Professor of Physics Taekjip Ha, above right, has found that DNA uncoils from the nucleosome asymmetrically (uncoiling from one end much more easily) in a recent publication in Cell.

A research team led by Professor of Physics Taekjip Ha, above right, has found that DNA uncoils from the nucleosome asymmetrically (uncoiling from one end much more easily) in a recent publication in Cell.