Posted: August 20, 2018
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell’s internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building. This gives researchers a way not only to eliminate a mutated gene sequence, but to...
Posted: August 9, 2018
The University of Illinois hosted 10 undergraduate students this summer for a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). The program, “Frontiers in Biomedical Imaging,” is credited with benefiting both the visiting undergraduate students and their Illinois graduate student mentors.
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this...
Posted: August 3, 2018
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded Fellowships to three University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate College students. Recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.
• Jaime Coon is the recipient of an American Fellowship, she is currently pursuing a...
Posted: July 31, 2018
The Graduate College is extremely pleased to announce that Professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher has agreed to serve as Associate Dean of the Graduate College effective August 16, 2018. Dean Zamani-Gallaher’s primary responsibilities will be in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She will continue to serve in the Department of Education Policy...
Posted: July 24, 2018
U. of I. natural resources and environmental sciences graduate student Sara Johnson and her colleagues search for an elusive white flower in the Florida Panhandle.
"It’s summer in the Florida Panhandle, and we are either drenched in rain or covered in sweat. The mosquitoes are out in full force, and the risk of stumbling upon a venomous snake in...