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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.

Biotech leader reflects on his career, extends support for next generation of innovators

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, biochemistry, ’83) has paved a successful career path in the biotechnology industry, a field that was just...

PhD graduate wins Sternberg Thesis Prize for microbiology research

Congratulations to Maryam Khademian, a recent Illinois PhD graduate in microbiology, whose thesis was chosen for the Sternberg Thesis Prize. The award will be presented to Khademian at the 2021 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Conference.

Alumna and pioneering scientist Carrol Foxall establishes fellowship for undergraduates pursuing summer research

Carrol Foxall and her husband, fellow Illinois graduate Robert Foxall, recently established a new Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to support students in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology on their journeys to becoming well-rounded scholars.

Susan Brennan (BS, ’85, microbiology) has built a career in sustainability, solving problems

MCB alumna Susan Brennan reflects on her time at the University of Illinois and her career. She also shares advice for girls and women who hope to pursue careers in STEM.

Microbiology grad leverages her Illinois research training into career at Abbott

On January 9, 2020, the World Health Organization announced the discovery of a mysterious string of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, which they believed could be caused by a novel coronavirus. At the same time in Illinois, executives at the medical device and healthcare company Abbott...

The lessons of a Nobel Laureate

Phillip Sharp recalls a key moment on campus as he renews support for the U of I.

UIUC biology alumna appointed to Biden's COVID-19 advisory panel

Congratulations to University of Illinois biology alumna Dr. Julie Morita, who was recently named to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory panel.