News Archive – 2005

Maria Spies joins the biochemistry faculty

Dr. Spies comes to Illinois following postdoctoral research at the University of California, Davis.

December 01, 2005

The biochemistry faculty welcomes Lin-Feng Chen

Dr. Chen recently completed his postdoctoral research at Gladstone Institute of Immunology and Virology, University of California, San Francisco.

November 10, 2005

Researchers seeking alternative to surgery for brain cancers

Dave Kranz and colleagues won a $450,000 grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to study immunotherapies as a safe alternative to surgery for brain cancer.

October 10, 2005

Molecular research suggests shift needed in how some drugs are created

Michael V. Lasker, an M.D./Ph.D. student at the U of I's College of Medicine in Urbana, and Satish Nair, department of biochemistry, used x-ray crystallography to determine the structure of mouse interleukin-1 receptor-associataed kinase-4 (IRAK-4).

October 04, 2005

The biochemistry department welcomes Susan Martinis

Dr. Martinis earned her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois and completed postdoctoral research at M.I.T.

June 01, 2005