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MCB Awards and Honors

Asma Hatoum-Aslan, new microbiology professor, named Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator

August 2020

Congratulations to University of Illinois professor Asma Hatoum-Aslan, who was recently named a 2020 Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.


MIP Professor Benita Katzenellenbogen named Senior Advisor for the Cancer Center at Illinois

June 2020

Benita S. Katzenellenbogen, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been appointed Senior Advisor to the Director of the Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL), Rohit Bhargava.


Prof. Stephen Sligar receives the Christian B. Anfinsen Award

March 2020

The Christian B. Anfinsen Award, sponsored by The Protein Society, recognizes technological achievement or significant methodological advances in the field of protein science. The recipient of this award in 2020 is Professor Stephen Sligar, professor of Biochemistry and former director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.


CDB Professor receives campus teaching award

February 2020

David Rivier, Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the recipient of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.


Brenda Wilson named Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

February 2020

Brenda Wilson, Professor of Microbiology and Associate Director for MCB Undergraduate Education has been elected to the 2020 Class of Academy Fellows.


Erik Nelson named Gunsalus Scholar

February 2020

Erik Nelson, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, has been named the 2020-2021 Gunsalus Scholar by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for his work on cholesterol metabolism and cancer.


William Metcalf receives Faculty Excellence Award for Research

January 2020

William Metcalf (Microbiology) was presented with this award by Dr. Milan Bagchi, Director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, at the 2019 MCB Holiday Party.


Faculty Excellence Award in Service given to John Cronan

January 2020

John Cronan (Microbiology) was presented with this award by Dr. Milan Bagchi, Director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, at the 2019 MCB Holiday Party.


Lori Raetzman given Faculty Excellence Awards in Service and Teaching

January 2020

Lori Raetzman (Molecular and Integrative Physiology) was presented with these awards by Dr. Milan Bagchi, Director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, at the 2019 MCB Holiday Party.


Biochemistry Professor David Kranz named an NAI Fellow

December 2019

David Kranz, the Phillip A. Sharp Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Kranz will be formally inducted at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 10, 2020.