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Small molecule transports iron in mice, human cells to treat anemia

[ ] A natural small molecule derived from a cypress tree can transport iron in live mice and human cells lacking the protein that normally does the job, easing a buildup of iron in…

Remembering Professor Gabriel Popescu

[ ] Gabriel Popescu (M-CELS), the William L. Everitt Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, died on June 16, 2022, while visiting his hometown Prundu, Romania…

New study investigates the microbiomes of dogs across the world

[ ] Although the microbiome—the collection of all microbes that live in the body—in the fecal matter of dogs has been investigated extensively, those studies have mostly been limited…

SHIELD program a model for effective pandemic management, data show

[ ] In the fall of 2020, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomed students back for in-person instruction amid the powerful first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

Bioengineering team develops a remote lab to teach enzyme kinetics

[ ] The COVID-19 pandemic forced teachers across the globe to embrace remote learning. Although adapting existing materials was relatively easy for lecture-based courses that revolved…

15 Years of IGB: Welcoming increased representation through DEI efforts

[ ] Scientific pursuits often require examining a problem from different angles in order to gain a complete understanding. Such an undertaking often requires multiple researchers,…

Students selected for the 2022 Woese Research Scholar Program

[ ] 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…

Winners of the IGB DEI Awards announced

[ ] For the inaugural DEI Award, two projects have been selected for funding by the Committee on Diversity at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. “Surviving grad school:…

Hee-Sun Han receives Amy L. Devine Award for commitment to student learning

[ ] Hee-Sun Han (GNDP/IGOH), a Mark A. Pytosh Scholar and an assistant professor of chemistry, has received the Amy L. Devine Award for her willingness to "go above and beyond" to…

Nicholas Wu named 2022 Searle Scholar

[ ] Nicholas Wu (IGOH), an assistant professor of biochemistry, has been selected for the new class of Searle Scholars to pursue ground-breaking research in chemistry and biomedical…

CCIL Researchers Receive Grainger College of Engineering Faculty Awards

[ ] Tandy Warnow (BCXT/IGOH) and Cecilia Leal (MCELS), who are both scientists at the Cancer Center, have been recognized for their achievements by the Grainger College of Engineering…

No photosynthetic improvement in ictB transformants in field-grown model crop

[ ] It is projected that by the year 2050, the global food supply will need to increase by 50-80% to keep up with the growing population. Researchers all over the world have been…

Pedron Haba Named 2022 Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar

[ ] Sara Pedron Haba (RBTE), a research assistant professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering and a member of the Cancer Center at Illinois, was recently named a 2022 awardee…

Douglas Mitchell named John and Margaret Witt Professor of Chemistry

[ ] Known for ground-breaking research blending chemical and biological approaches to address antibiotic resistance, professor Douglas Mitchell (MMG) was celebrated as the John and…

STEAM TRAIN 2022 adventure completed

[ ] When one imagines what 6th-8th grade students might be interested in, these projects may not immediately come to mind: studying metabolism in the Minecraft universe, investigating…

NIH BRAIN Initiative supporting development of a probe to monitor brain chemistry

[ ] The human brain remains mysterious, and any progress towards solving that mystery may bring enormous benefits. For one thing, millions of people are afflicted with brain disorders…

CABBI Team Develops Automated Platform for Plasmid Production

[ ] Plasmids have extensive use in basic and applied biology. These small, circular DNA molecules are used by scientists to introduce new genes into a target organism. Well known for…

Carl Gunter invested as the George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor

[ ] One of the highest honors the campus can bestow, named appointments to chairs, professorships, scholars, and fellows acknowledge outstanding faculty research, service, and…

Understanding the genomic modifications in transgenic papaya

[ ] The transgenic papaya “SunUp” was developed in the 1990s and was widely publicized because of its ability to resist the papaya ringspot virus. Although researchers from the Ming…

15 Years of IGB: SHIELDing the Illinois community against COVID-19

[ ] During the earliest months of 2020, COVID-19 seemed like an innocuous event that was too geographically distant to affect the Illinois community. In fact, by March 10th there were…