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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

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Faculty

Mohammed El-Kebir joins the IGB

Professor Mohammed El-Kebir has joined the IGB as an affiliate in the Infection Genomics for One Health (IGOH) Research Theme. He is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. from University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 2015.  His research interests are in the areas of combinatorial optimization, cancer genomics, intra-tumor heterogeneity, phylogenetics and computational biology

Ido Golding joins the IGB

Professor Ido Golding has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Biocomplexity (BCXT) Research Theme.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Physics, and was previously a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Golding's research examines the way living cells process information about their environment and make decisions based on that information.  He is also a member of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells and the Center for Theortetical Biological Physics.

Sangjin Kim joins the IGB

Professor Sangjin Kim has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Biocomplexity (BCXT) Research Theme. She is a faculty member in the Department of Physics. Prior to joining the faculty, she received her Ph.D. at Harvard University. Professor Kim's research combines her expertise in single molecule biopysics, microbiology and computational modeling to study the complexity of living cells at the single-molecule and single-cell levels.

Praveen Kumar joins the IGB

Professor Praveen Kumar has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Genomic Ecology of Global Change (GEGC) Research Theme. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 1995. Dr. Kumar’s research deals with Hydrocomplexity, the quantitative understanding and prediction of emergent patterns of form and function that arise from complex non-linear multi-scale interactions between soil, water, climate, vegetation and human systems; and how this understanding can be used for innovative solutions to water and sustainability challenges.

Staff

Sonya Grindley joins the IGB

Sonya Grindley recently joined the IGB as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of External Relations & Strategic Partnerships. Prior to joining the IGB, she worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Executive Director, Facilities & Services. She has worked on Campus for 28 years.

Renee Profancik joins the IGB

Renee Profancik recently joined the IGB as an Account Technician I in the business office. She previously worked for Sam’s Club in Champaign for 16 years, with the last 11 years as the receiving invoice clerk. She also worked in their business office for 2 years.