In the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

We strive to understand gene products at multiple levels of biological organization, from molecules and macromolecular complexes to cells, tissues, and whole organisms. With the tools of molecular genetics, biophysics, and modern systems biology, physiologists are at the forefront of life and biomedical sciences.

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Molecular & Integrative Physiology News

Read article: New therapeutic target identified for triple-negative breast cancer
New therapeutic target identified for triple-negative breast cancer
Breast cancer is categorized into three major subtypes: hormone receptor-positive, HER2-positive, and triple-negative. Although there are targeted therapeutic approaches for the first two, there are limited options for triple negative-breast cancer patients. In a new study, researchers have...
Read article: Graduate College welcomes first cohort of career exploration fellows
Graduate College welcomes first cohort of career exploration fellows
The Graduate College is excited to announce the first cohort of fellows, including two MCB PhD students, participating in its Career Exploration Fellowship Program. The program connects doctoral students with university...
Read article: Researchers funded to develop ultrasound imaging tools to study Alzheimer's disease
Researchers funded to develop ultrasound imaging tools to study Alzheimer's disease
Understanding the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and the brain’s vascular system — its complex network of vessels and veins — is a longstanding challenge for scientists. “The issue is that there are currently no tools, specifically imaging tools and small animal models, to help study...
Read article: MIP researchers repurpose classical assay to shed light on ligand-gated ion channel function
MIP researchers repurpose classical assay to shed light on ligand-gated ion channel function
Two researchers from the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have established a theoretical framework and practical protocol to translate the ligand-binding ability of ion channels into a holistic understanding of ion-channel function by...
Read article: New ultrasound tool measures blood flow, images microvasculature in the brain
New ultrasound tool measures blood flow, images microvasculature in the brain
Researchers at the Beckman Institute developed a technique for producing super-resolution ultrasound images of tissue microvasculature in just a fraction of the time previously needed. Their work could enable future research into the neurovascular mechanisms behind conditions like Alzheimer’s...
Read article: MCB students among 2022 Campus Undergraduate Research Symposium Award Winners
MCB students among 2022 Campus Undergraduate Research Symposium Award Winners
Two School of Molecular & Cellular Biology students were named winners at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Neha Arun, a junior in the School of MCB, was awarded for an outstanding oral presentation on "Optimizing a Cell Line Model of HIV Latency to Structurally Characterize...
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Meet MCB's Molecular & Integrative Physiology Community

Read article: Meet new faculty member Patrick Sweeney, who explores neural circuitry at the intersection of feeding, motivation, and emotion
Meet new faculty member Patrick Sweeney, who explores neural circuitry at the intersection of feeding, motivation, and emotion
The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology in the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is pleased to welcome new faculty member Patrick Sweeney! Tell us about your lab and your research focus, including how...
Read article: Dr. Bhoomika Mathur: MCB Alumni, postdoctoral Researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Bhoomika Mathur: MCB Alumni, postdoctoral Researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Bhoomika Mathur earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in 2019. She was a member of Professor Sayee Anakk's...
Read article: MCB undergraduates explore health care innovation
MCB undergraduates explore health care innovation
Integrated research, innovative education, and entrepreneurship activities are foundational to the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance’s mission to advance clinical research and translation. Key to that mission is training the next generation of biomedical scientists. During Summer 2021, the Mayo...

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