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Benjamin Stark, professor of biology and associate dean for research in the College of Science, has announced his retirement from IIT after 33 years of service. Stark earned a Ph.D. and an M.Ph. at Yale University and a B.S. from the University of Michigan. He discovered that the tRNA precursor...
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $6.3 million to continue to operate Illinois Tech’s Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT) facility for biomedical research at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. This is one of the largest grants for any research at Illinois...
February 8, 2016 – Chicago, IL – Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology and Loyola University have discovered new clues in the 100-year-old mystery of the Frank-Starling law of the heart: What makes the heart contract more strongly at longer lengths given the same level of calcium...
Illinois Institute of Technology biologists have described the operation at the molecular level of a key enzyme associated with cholera-causing bacteria. Karina Tuz, research assistant professor of biology, and Oscar Juarez, assistant professor of biology, and their teammates determined the...
Chicago – July 29, 2015 -  Jialing Xiang, professor of biology at Illinois Institute of Technology, and her collaborators have solved a longtime mystery: how protein kinase (Akt), a key player in cell signaling, “moves” from the cytosol (fluid inside of the cells) to the cell membrane. Using a...
IIT College of Science has developed a new pathway to a teaching license in Illinois: the STEM Education minor. Students who major in mathematics, science, or engineering can take a maximum of seven courses/24 credit hours of STEM education classes to earn the minor. Together, the B.S. and minor...
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...

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