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The team includes, clockwise, from back left: molecular and integrative physiology professor Milan Bagchi, chemistry professor John Katzenellenbogen, visiting research scientist Ping Gong, molecular and integrative physiology professor Benita Katzenellenbogen, postdoctoral fellow Yiru Chen, research scientist Yuechao Zhao, and comparative biosciences professor CheMyong Ko.A multi-disciplinary group with John Katzenellebogen as a lead investigator has developed compounds that show potential in treating a variety of disorders linked to estrogen signaling. UIUC News Bureau article.
Charles Sing photoNew faculty member, Charles Sing, was named to the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 Science List.
ChBE News article
Miriam Ross photoMiriam Ross, sophomore at University Laboratory High School, Urbana, has been recognized with a Celebrating High School Innovators Award for her research on DNA catalysts with Prof. Silverman.
By looking at the dynamics of how the unfolded protein moved in the cell (A), the researchers mapped areas in the cell with different rates of diffusion (B and C).  | Photo courtesy Hannah GelmanThe Gruebele research group has developed a way to watch how unfolded proteins move through a cell using a fluorescent microscope and three-dimensional diffusion modeling. UIUC News Bureau article.
Brendan Harley photoBrendan Harley was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his outstanding contributions to the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering. ChBE article.

UIUC SACNAS Chapter photoThe local student chapter of SACNAS received the SACNAS Outstanding Partnerships /Collaborations/Networks Award at their national meeting in Los Angeles, California. Chemistry article.

Chemistry alumnus Peter Senter, PhD '81, and Chemical engineering alumnus William F. Banholzer, PhD '83, received LAS Alumni Achievement Awards during the Homecoming 2014 weekend.

Peter Senter photoPeter Senter is a leading researcher at Seattle Genetics who develops novel cancer-fighting drugs.
Senter LAS Alumni Profile

William F. Banholzer photoBanholzer, former chief technical officer for Dow Chemical, is now a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Banholzer LAS Alumni Profile.

photo Manuel Ortega, Wilfred van der Donk, Yue Hao, Satish Nair, Mark WalkerIn a study reported in Nature, the van der Donk and Nair groups discovered unexpected chemistry during the biosynthesis of the food preservative nisin. UIUC News Bureau article.
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