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University of Illinois Founder Professor of Bioengineering and Computer Science Tandy Warnow and graduate student Siavash Mirarab (not pictured) led the computational effort that resolved the avian tree of life.

University of Illinois Founder Professor of Bioengineering and Computer Science Tandy Warnow and graduate student Siavash Mirarab (not pictured) led the computational effort that resolved the avian tree of life.

Illinois faculty including Brendan Harley and Phillip Newmark elected 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Six Illinois faculty including Brendan Harley and Phillip Newmark were elected 2014 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Members of the Gene Networks in Neural & Developmental Plasticity theme found that distantly related organisms share key genetic mechanisms that help them respond to threats.

Members of the Gene Networks in Neural & Developmental Plasticity theme found that distantly related organisms share key genetic mechanisms that help them respond to threats.

Chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk and group solved a decades-old mystery into how a broad class of natural antibiotics are made.

Chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk and group solved a decades-old mystery into how a broad class of natural antibiotics are made.

In a recent study led by Professor of Animal Sciences Alfred Roca, scientists discovered that 39 different koala retroviruses were passed down from parent to offpsring.

In a recent study led by Professor of Animal Sciences Alfred Roca, scientists discovered that 39 different koala retroviruses were passed down from parent to offspring.

Computer Science Professor Tandy Warnow with international colleagues published a PNAS paper revealing important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life.

Computer Science Professor Tandy Warnow with international colleagues published a PNAS paper revealing important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life.

An interdisciplinary team of researchers will work together in a new NIH Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence to create powerful computational tools

An interdisciplinary team of researchers will work together in a new NIH Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence to create powerful computational tools

Entomologist May Berenbaum has received the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.

Entomologist May Berenbaum has received the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.

Microbiologist and molecular and cellular biologist Bill Metcalf leads collaboration on algorithm to analyze microbial genomic data discover new therapeutic drugs.

Microbiologist and molecular and cellular biologist Bill Metcalf leads collaboration on algorithm to analyze microbial genomic data discover new therapeutic drugs.

Animal biology professor Alison Bell and doctoral student Laura Stein study how stickleback fish dads influence the behavior of their young.

Animal biology professor Alison Bell and doctoral student Laura Stein study how stickleback fish dads influence the behavior of their young.