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Awards and Honors

Congratulations to student award winners!

The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021-2022 student awards, fellowships, and scholarships. These awards recognize academic achievement, research accomplishments, and excellence in teaching. We’re proud to have so many outstanding students....

Dozens of MCB teachers ranked as excellent by students in Fall 2021

Nearly 40 MCB teachers and teaching assistants were recognized by their students in the Fall 2021 semester for excellence in instruction.

MCB student-athletes named to the Big Ten Conference's Academic All-Big Ten team.

Several student-athletes majoring in molecular and cellular biology have been named to the Big Ten Conference’s Academic All-Big Ten team.

MCB course instructor named "Most Valuable Professor" of Women's Gymnastics athletes

MCB course instructor and coordinator Jennifer Joesting was celebrated by the Women's Gymnastics team for her leadership during the Fall 2021 semester.

Brian Freeman elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fourteen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty members, including Brian Freeman, professor of cell and developmental biology, have been elected 2021 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Biochemistry professor Nicholas Wu awarded Michelson Prize to advance vaccine, immunology research

The Michelson Medical Research Foundation and Human Vaccines Project on Tuesday recognized three outstanding early career researchers, including University of Illinois biochemistry professor Nicholas Wu, with the Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants. Each winner will be awarded $150,000 to...

Latest Jump ARCHES Awards Focus on Medical Tech Solutions to Meet Vexing Health Care Challenges

Twenty research projects are sharing slightly more than $1.4 million in funding through the Jump ARCHES research and development program to address a variety of vexing medical challenges including neurological testing for children and athletes (such as concussions), migraines, and stress among...

University of Illinois iGEM Team 2021 Brings Home Bronze Medal

CABBI and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) are sponsoring six undergraduate students from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to take part in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition during Spring and Summer 2021. The annual iGEM Jamboree is...

Association of Computing Machinery recognizes researchers for their novel SARS-CoV2 simulations

Congratulations to the University of Illinois scientists who were part of two teams selected as finalists for a prestigious award that celebrates outstanding achievement in high-performance computing.

Biochemistry professor Nicholas Wu earns NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Nicholas Wu, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, part of the Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.