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Benjamin Stark, professor of biology and associate dean for research at IIT College of Science, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Stark was elected as a fellow for contributions to the discovery of catalytic RNA, development of Vitreoscilla...
Jean-Francois Pombert, IIT assistant professor of biology, and his international collaborators have discovered new information about the evolution of pathogens known as Microsporidia: that their polar tube and mitochondrion coexisted for a time. While their modes of infection are relatively well...
Discovery may lead to better understanding of microsatellite unstable colon cancer and potentially provide targeted chemotherapeutics for treatment June 11, 2014 CHICAGO – Illinois Institute of Technology researcher Jialing Xiang, who recently discovered Baxdelta2, the powerful tumor...
The IIT-MEDLIFE chapter has raised $26,000 to send 14 IIT students and one faculty member to a mobile clinic from May 18-26 in Lima, Peru. The money was raised through Armour College of Engineering (Engineering Themes Grant), Student Activities Fund, College of Science Dean Russell Betts, and...
Drug Shows Tremendous Promise for Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Some sources believe the FDA may approve the drug within 30 days April 11, 2014—CHICAGO - Professor Nicholas Menhart of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is available to speak about eteplirsen, the new drug...
IIT student Miriam Schmid was one of 53 students who received the Lincoln Academy's Student Laureate Award. Schmid, who is a senior pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and a certification in Mathematics and Science Education, was honored at the annual Student Laureate Convocation at the Old State...
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded one of its first MoBE (Microbiology and the Built Environment) postdoctoral fellowships to Stephanie Kunkel, a graduate student in IIT’s biology program. Kunkel will receive $120,000 over a two-year period to study “Indoor bioaerosol fate,...
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) announced its "GEN 10" Award winners at the BIO International Convention in Chicago on April 24, honoring ten Chicago graduate students and postdocs for for excellence in scientific research, four of whom study in the...
IIT Professor of Biology and Physics Thomas Irving, with co-authors Tom Daniel and Nicole George of University of Washington and C David Williams of Harvard University, this week published "The Cross-Bridge Spring: Can Cool Muscles Store Elastic Energy?" in Science. Abstract Muscles not...
Illinois Institute of Technology researchers Krishna Pagilla, professor of environmental engineering, Benjamin Stark, professor of biology, and graduate students Marina Arnaldos (Ph.D. ENVE '12) and Stephanie Kunkel (BIOL) were awarded the Honor Award for University Research by the American...

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