Mark Hauber joins the IGB
Professor Mark Hauber has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity (GNDP) Research Theme. He recently joined the Department of Animal Biology as the Harley Jones Van Cleave Professor of Host-Parasite Interactions. Previously he served as associate provost for research at Hunter College, and as associate vice chancellor for research at the City University of New York. Professor Hauber's research focuses on the evolution of recognition systems, and using land and seabirds to address questions about how individuals recognize themselves, their mates, their young, their prey and their predators.
Joseph Irudayaraj joins the IGB
Professor Joseph Irudayaraj has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Omics Nanotechnology for Cancer Precision Medicine (ONC-PM) Research Theme. He joined the faculty at the University of Illinois as a Founder Professor in Bioengineering, and associate head for graduate programs in the Department of Bioengineering. He comes to Illinois from Purdue University, where he served as a professor of Biological Engineering and deputy director of the Bindley Biosciences Center. Professor Irudayaraj conducts bionanotechnology research, developing nano diagnostic tools to understand cellular mechanisms that could lead to targeted therapies or better prognoses for cancer or neurodegenerative diseases.
Shannon Sirk joins the IGB
Professor Shannon Sirk has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme. She recently joined the Department of Bioengineering as an Assistant Professor. Professor Sirk received her Ph.D. from UCLA, and subsequently was a postdoctoral research associate at the Scripps Research Institute and Stanford University. Her research aims to harness the natural power of microbes to develop biological therapeutics that can treat cancer and other diseases.
Traci Johnson joins the IGB
Traci Johnson has joined the IGB as a Grants and Contracts Specialist working in the Business Office. Traci transferred from the University of Illinois Foundation where she focused on working with gift funds. She received her BA from the University of Illinois in 2011 with a focus on Agricultural Communications.
Madison Huckstep joins the IGB
Madison Huckstep has joined the IGB as an Account Technician I, working with the Communications and Outreach Group. She graduated from Illinois State University in 2016 with a BS in Business Administration. Previously, she worked for CCRS in Bevier Hall as an Office Assistant.
Lori McLain joins the IGB
Lori McLain has joined the IGB as a BAA-Business & Procurement Specialist, working in the Business office. Lori transferred from the College of Veterinary Medicine where she was also a Business & Procurement Specialist working with Administration, Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians to provide pharmaceuticals and durable medical products for both the large and small animal hospital. She received her BS at Millikin University in 2010 and has worked with the University for 5.5 years.
Jillian Nickell joins the IGB
Jillian Nickell has joined the IGB as a Graphic Design Specialist working in the Communications department. Previously, she taught graphic design, photography and drawing at the high school level. She also has background in scientific illustration and creates screen printed posters in her free time. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a BFA in art education.
Carla Dickey joins the IGB
Carla Dickey has joined the IGB as a Business and Policy Specialist, working in the Business office. Carla transferred from the System Office of Administrative Information Technology Services. She received her BA from Eastern Illinois University in 2003 and has worked for the University for more than 12 years.
Angela Golz joins the IGB
Angela Golz has joined the IGB as a Research Programmer, working with the CNRG Group. She graduated from Illinois State University in August of 2016 with a BS in Finance. Angela has most recently worked as the Store Manager at Subway for 1 year before joining the IGB. Prior to that, she worked 5 years as an Assistant Manager for the same company.