• 2022-09-27 - New research from University of Illinois biochemistry professor Raven Huang reveals that lethal ribosomal damage in bacteria can be reversed by a pair of bacterial enzymes named PrfH and RtcB. The finding raises the question of whether similar ribosomal damage can also be repaired in humans because the poison ricin can kill people by damaging human ribosome.
  • 2022-09-27 - Deciphering the molecular basis of cell-cell communications during early pregnancy has long been a challenge of reproductive scientists. New research from the University of Illinois further illuminates the fascinating dialogue between the developing embryo and endometrium by shedding new light on the important roles played by extracellular vesicles produced and secreted by endometrial cells.
  • 2022-09-16 - The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is hiring faculty in several of our departments.
  • 2022-09-15 - Although the omicron variants seem less deadly, COVID-19 vaccine boosters are needed to keep up with the virus as it evolves, says University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign microbiology professor Christopher Brooke.
  • 2022-09-15 - Several professors, including two from the School of MCB's Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, have recently received named scholar positions for their contributions to research, education, and the academic mission of the College of LAS.
  • 2022-09-12 - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign plant biology professor emeritus Govindjee is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Photosynthesis Research, an honor he shares with Eva-Mari Aro, a professor emeritus of molecular plant biology at the University of Turku, in Finland.
  • 2022-09-06 - The Cancer Center at Illinois is proud to announce the selection of nine interdisciplinary cancer research projects, involving multiple MCB faculty members, designed by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty to be funded by Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL) developmental grant awards.
  • 2022-09-02 - 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 discovered that the nuclear receptor TLX can potentially be used for therapeutic intervention.
  • 2022-09-01 - Castro joined the Department of Biochemistry in 2018 as a graduate student when he joined the Sweedler group to learn more about mass spectrometry. He works on developing new mass spectrometry approaches to measure individual cells and their chemical contents in a high-throughput fashion.
  • 2022-08-30 - MCB instructor Renee Alt has been with the School of MCB for 17 years. She is an instructor for MCB 101 and course coordinator for MCB 300 and 301. Did you know: Alt grew up on a farm in Gibson City, Illinois. She was a music/voice minor in college. She loves the game of softball. She knows her way around horses.
  • 2022-08-30 - The school offered two sessions of the National Council for Mental Health Wellbeing's Mental Health First Aid training this summer, led by UIUC's Chez Veterans Center and Carle Foundation respectively. The course teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • 2022-08-29 - More than 30 MCB teachers and teaching assistants were recognized by their students in the Spring 2022 semester for excellence in instruction.
  • 2022-08-24 - Stephen G. Sligar has spent the last 40 years at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign applying his expertise in membrane proteins and his nanodisc technology to better understand biological pathways and address diseases including cancer.
  • 2022-08-24 - The Young Innovator program is designed to help trainees become innovative leaders in their fields. The students attended classes for ten weeks over the summer and, at the end of the program, participated in an idea competition, showcasing the projects.
  • 2022-08-18 - Senior academic advisor Tim Bowers has been with the School of MCB for 22 years. His advising interests include: First generation students Career Development Graduate School Students from small towns High school to college transition   Greek Life Pre-health advising He says a fun fact students might not know is that he met his now-wife when they were paired up as lab partners in a chemistry class his freshman year of college. They've been together ever since.