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Molecular & Integrative Physiology (MIP)

Catherine Christian-Hinman honored for achievements in biomedical sciences

Congratulations to Professor Catherine Christian-Hinman, who was selected to receive the 2023 University of Virginia School of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences. The award recognizes exceptional research and professional accomplishments, outstanding discovery and...

Bringing cells to life … and to Minecraft: $30 million NSF grant supports whole-cell modeling research

A new research center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will create whole-cell models that promise to transform our understanding of how cells function. With cutting-edge imaging and simulation tools, the center will advance the study of healthy and diseased cells; accelerate research...

Meet MCB: Jhewelle Fitz-Henley, PhD

Dr. Jhewelle Fitz-Henley joined the School of MCB in August 2023 as Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Outreach. She recently met with MCB PhD student Quang Nguyen to talk about her journey in science and...

Professors Chris Brooke and Erik Nelson selected as Emerging Research Leaders

Two faculty members in the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology have been selected as Emerging Research Leaders by the University of Illinois Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute. 

Team identifies key driver of cancer cell death pathway that activates immune cells

Scientists have identified a protein that plays a pivotal role in the action of several emerging cancer therapies. The researchers say the discovery will likely aid efforts to fine-tune the use of immunotherapies against several challenging cancers.

Meet MCB: Postdoc Vipendra Kumar

In recognition of his work, Dr. Vipendra Kumar was recently awarded a fellowship from the FRAXA Research Foundation, whose mission is to discover better treatments and ultimately cure the genetic disorder Fragile X Syndrome.

MCB faculty awarded named scholar appointments

The College of LAS has awarded more than 25 professors, including three from the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology, with named scholar positions for their contributions to education and research at the University of Illinois. 

Fetal exposure to PCBs affects hearing health later in life

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology found that early exposure to an environmental chemical called polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, made it more difficult for mice to recover from sound-related trauma sustained later in life.

Scientists develop new framework for super-resolution ultrasound

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology used deep learning to develop a new framework for super-resolution ultrasound.

Beckman Institute announces 2023 fellowship, award recipients

Twelve students have been selected to receive 2023 Beckman Institute fellowships and awards. The awards, which fund interdisciplinary research that takes place over the summer, will be celebrated at a poster session on July 28, 2023.