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Evaluating a novel treatment for Alzheimer’s disease using gene editing and fluorescent imaging

November 13, 2023

Gene editing, brain slicing, and glowing proteins, all in the pursuit of improved treatment for a disease that has befuddled the medical community for years. Methods like this used to be the stuff of science fiction. Now, it’s just another day in the life for Tyler Smith, an IGB Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar majoring in molecular and cellular biology. 

Growing up in North Aurora, IL, Smith was exposed to a wide range of scientific fields from an early age.


November 13, 2023


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Exploring the interactions between archaea and their viruses in extreme environments

October 9, 2023

Coming into the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Catherine Koterba was a pre-med student with a passion for astronomy. Three years later, she is a microbiologist studying thermophilic archaea from the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. On the surface, this appears to be quite the career shift. Yet, for Catherine, this transition was simply the product of a deep-rooted drive to try new things and a relentless persistence to get involved with the topics that generated the most interest.


October 9, 2023


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Students selected for the 2022 Woese Research Scholar Program

June 9, 2022

Zubin Havewala and Garrett McPheron have been selected for the Carl R. Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar Program. They will carry out research projects over a 10-week period over the summer. The students will be supported by a stipend from the IGB and the goal is to inspire them to pursue important scientific questions.


June 9, 2022


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Undergraduate students selected as 2021 Woese Research Scholars

June 7, 2021

The Carl R. Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar program is designed to inspire students to pursue important scientific questions. This year, Peyton Hopkins and Shreyaa Khanna have been selected to carry out their research for a 10-week period, supported by a stipend from the IGB.


June 7, 2021


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