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Adam Dolezal joins the IGB

Professor Adam Dolezal has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Infection Genomics for One Health (IGOH) Research Theme.  Dr. Dolezal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology.  He received his Ph.D. in 2012 from Arizona State University.  His research interests focus in the area of how environmental stressors, like nutrition, landscape composition/ecology, viral pathogens, and sublethal pesticide exposure interact to affect bee health.

Milton Tan joins the IGB

Dr. Milton Tan has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity (GNDP) Research Theme.  Dr. Tan Is a research scientist at the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois.  He received his Ph.D. from Auburn University, and was a postdoctoral fellow, first at the Georgia Aquarium and then in the Department of Medicine at Emory University.  His research focuses on how fishes evolved, including understanding their relationships, the evolution of their traits such as body size, and how fishes diversified.

Aaron Timperman joins the IGB

Professor Aaron Timperman has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Omics Nanotechnology for Cancer Precision Medicine (ONC-PM) Research Theme.  Dr. Timperman is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry.  He received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1995 under the direction of Professor Jonathan Sweedler.  He previously was a member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame where he served as the Associate Director of Research for the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics Initiative.  His research interests are focused on molecular and mass transport at the microscale and nanoscale and the use of these phenomena to study biological systems.

Xing Wang joins the IGB

Professor Xing Wang has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Omics Nanotechnology for Cancer Precision Medicine (ONC-PM) Research Theme.  Dr. Wang is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry.  He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2009, and did postdoctoral training at Princeton University.  Before joining the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Wang was Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  His research focuses on the design and synthesis of functional DNA/RNA aptamers, nanostructures and nano-devices, and on the exploration of their applications in chemistry, engineering, biology, and disease diagnosis and treatment.

Yang Zhao joins the IGB

Professor Yang Zhao has joined the IGB as an affiliate in the Omics Nanotechnology for Cancer Precision Medicine (ONC-PM) Research Theme.  Dr. Zhao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin and then was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in the Department of Materials Science.  Her research focuses on bionanophotonics where she and her team develop biomemetic metamaterials and devices to manipulate electromagnetic and accoustic waves.

Staff

Corey Marks joins the IGB

Corey Marks recently joined the IGB as an Account Technician I in the business office. Prior to joining the IGB, he worked as a Personal Banker at Busey Bank in downtown Urbana.

Araceli (Ally) Gomez joins the IGB

Araceli (Ally) Gomez recently joined the IGB as an Account Technician I in the business office. She previously worked for Edward R. Madigan Lab in Urbana for 6 years, as a lab technician. She has worked on campus for 9 years.