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MCB alumna offered Fulbright award

13 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates, including an alumna from the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology, were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. Another six...

'Transformative' education: Dr. Jeanne Goldberg on her journey to radiology and why she supports MCB 

As she viewed the radiograph in Decatur Memorial Hospital’s Radiology Department’s reading room, Jeanne Bullock Goldberg was fascinated by what she saw: the bones and innermost details of a hand. It was 1965, and having just graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School, she had applied for a...

GIVE to Unconventional Wisdom: Spotting HIV in the Blood

A mysterious ailment struck Deborah Paul’s younger brother, Tim, in 1982, when lymph glands all over his body suddenly became swollen. He recovered, but it took two years for doctors to finally figure out what had triggered the problem. In 1984, Paul’s brother developed pneumocystis pneumonia—a...

Collegial environment set alum up for success

Over the years, Westcott has come back to Illinois to teach six-week courses in biochemistry and gives seminars on working in the pharmaceutical industry to incoming students. His donations have supported several fellowships for graduate students in biochemistry, and Westcott makes it a point when...

Meet MCB: Alumni David and Julie Mead

The Meads made a $1 million contribution this year for graduate scholarships and an endowed chair in Molecular and Integrative Physiology.

Michael Recny (PhD, biochemistry, ’83)

From helping bring a powerful, first-in-class HIV treatment to market to his most recent position as the CEO and co-owner of a preclinical contract research organization, Michael Recny (PhD,...
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A career built from the heart

Alumnus Jason Robin serves as director of cardio oncology for Chicago-area hospital. He talks about his career in the latest LAS@Work article.

Campustown bartender to Napa Valley winemaker

Biology alumnus Christopher Carpenter taps into the science of winemaking in the latest article for the LAS@Work series.

Taboo Buster: Nicole Williams works to improve women’s reproductive health through education and new treatment options

Nicole Williams is founder and CEO of the Gynecology Institute of Chicago. The institute provides services to 20,000 patients, combining alternative and traditional medicine and offering techniques ranging from acupuncture to a leading-edge, minimally invasive procedure for treating fibroids, which...

Dr. Bhoomika Mathur: MCB Alumni, postdoctoral Researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Meet MCB: 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 lab.