Comparative Genomics, Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Member

Portrait of Lawrence Schook

Lawrence Schook

Professor of Comparative Genomics, Gutgsell Chair
Director, Division of Biomedical Sciences


    B.A., Albion College
    M.S., Wayne State School of Medicine
    Ph.D., Wayne State School of Medicine
    Post-doc,Institute of Clinical Immunology, Berne, Switzerland
    Post-doc,University of Michigan
    Sabbatical,Ludwig Institute for Cancer Biology, Lausanne, Switzerland
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Professional interests

Creating biomedical and life sciences experimental models through comparative phenomics by providing technology platforms and biological models for the life science community to resolve complex traits and diseases.


  • Fogerty International Postdoctoral Fellowship/Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research
    NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  • Elsa Pardee Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • U. of Illinois H. H. Mitchell Award for Excellence in Graduate Training and Research
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois
  • Paul A. Funk Award for Meritorious and Outstanding Research
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Albion College
  • Pfizer Award for Research Excellence
  • Silver Award, Agricultural Communication and Education Critique Award
  • Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputer Applications
  • Faculty Fellow, Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Gutgsell Chair
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair, University of Salzburg