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The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) has awarded Illinois Institute of Technology a $10,000 grant directed by BWF Board Member George Langford (M.S. BIOL ’69, Ph.D. ’71). The grant is intended to provide support for undergraduate research internships for underrepresented minority students in the...
Scientists from Illinois Institute of Technology received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass like twigs, branches, plant stalks and husks, and woodchips. Ben Stark, professor of biology,...
Tianci Zhu (AMAT 4th year), Meng Wang (BIOL 3rd year), and Xintong Li (AMAT 3rd year) were named “Meritorious Winners” in the 2016 Mathematical Modeling Contest. MCM is a top international mathematical modeling contest. It is organized and supported by the leading U.S. mathematical societies,...
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...

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