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Lin-Feng Chen joins the IGB

Professor Lin-Feng Chen has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme.  Dr. Chen is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry.  He recieved his Ph.D. from Kyoto Iniversity and was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of California, San Francisco.  His current research focuses on the epigenetic regulation of NF-kB and the role of NF-kB in apoptosis and cancer.

Maria Godoy joins the IGB

Professor Maria Godoy has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences.  Prior to joining the faculty, she received her Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, and was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois.  Professor Godoy's research focuses on improving the quality of life and wellness of companion animals through research focusing on ingredient evaluation and foodomics, pet food technology, and therapeutic nutrition.

Naveen Narisetty joins the IGB

Professor Naveen Narisetty has joined the IGB as an affiliate member in the Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME) Research Theme.  He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2016, and then joined the faculty in the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois.  He has a broad research interest in methodological, computational and theoretical research in statistics motivated by substanial applications and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Staff

Mary Callaway joins the IGB

Mary Callaway has joined the IGB as the Assistant to the Director. Prior to joining the IGB, she worked in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Office of the Chancellor. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and has worked on campus for 17 years.

Erin Johnson joins the IGB

Erin Johnson recently joined the IGB as a Business and Policy Specialist in the Business Office.  Prior to joining the IGB, she worked as an Administrative Aide in the Department of Bioengineering.  She has worked on Campus for 18 years.

Julia Pollack joins the IGB

Julia Pollack has joined the IGB as an Creative Program Manager who will be Managing the Art of Science initiative. She has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, and a Masters degree in Digital Humanities from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She previously worked as a Librarian for Bronx Community College in New York, and a User Experience designer for Pixo in Urbana. She has shown multimedia art pieces at local venues and presented work internationally. Her work seeks to visualize concepts of information transmission and knowledge production, with a specific focus on audience interaction.