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Molecular & Integrative Physiology (MIP)

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...

Graduate College welcomes first cohort of career exploration fellows

The Graduate College is excited to announce the first cohort of fellows participating in its Career Exploration Fellowship Program. The program connects doctoral students with university administrative units for substantive, mentored work experiences where they can develop skills and explore new...

Researchers funded to develop ultrasound imaging tools to study Alzheimer's disease

Interdisciplinary researchers at the Beckman Institute, including Molecular & Integrative Physiology Professor Dan Llano, received federal funding to develop ultrasound imaging methods for studying the neurovascular changes underlying Alzheimer's disease. Their low-cost, widely accessible...

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.

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...

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...

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.

Decoding Life with MCB: Eating Disorders

Life is extraordinary. So is the work we do. In a brand new podcast series, Decoding Life with MCB, the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign explores the impact of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni in each episode.

Research illuminates balancing act for protein linked to Fragile X Syndrome and Alzheimer's disease

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign suggests the overexpression of a particular gene could serve as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Their findings could also lead to better understandings of the links between Alzheimer’s disease, Fragile X Syndrome, and...

Meet MCB: Molecular & Integrative Physiology PhD student Hashni Epa Vidana Gamage​

Hashni Epa Vidana Gamage​ is a PhD student in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In our latest "Meet MCB" video, Hashni shares what it means to her to be a part of a lab researching ways to improve breast cancer treatment.