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College of Science Associate Professor of Chemistry Xiyun “Richard” Guan received a $422,500 three-year renewal award from the National Institutes of Health to continue his project entitled “Label-Free Nanopore Biosensor for Rapid, Ultrasensitive, and Multiplex Detection of Protease Activities.”...
Assistant Professor of Chemistry A. Jean-Luc Ayitou has published the article “Photon Upconversion Using Baird-Type (Anti)Aromaticity Quinoidal Naphthalene Derivative as a Sensitizer” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Photon upconversion is the conversion of low-energy radiation to...
Two teams from Illinois Tech participated in the VandyHacks and DemonHacks hackathons. The VandyHacks team, comprised of Zeshan Sayed (ITM), Ahmed Sayed (CS), Akshatha Kadri (CS), and Abhishek Kumer (CS), took overall first place (among 71 teams) with their Intellectual Credit Repository ICR...
The Department of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology seeks applications for tenure-track positions starting in Fall 2018, with a preference for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, although extremely highly-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at...
Christian Jones is a fourth-year student in the co-terminal molecular biochemistry and biophysics (MBB) program from Oswego, Illinois. She has been passionate about drug design for as long as she can remember, and enrolled in the MBB co-terminal program, which allows her to obtain a...
Research by a team led by Nick Menhart, associate professor of biology, in exon skipping, a leading near-term prospect for meaningful treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), was honored at a recent conference. The team including biology graduate students Krystal Manyuan Ma, Xin Niu, and...
From analyzing the microbiology of human normal flora to dissecting cow eyeballs, 20 high school students explored aspects of living organisms during the 2017 Biology Summer Camp, held July 10-20 in the Robert A. Pritzker Science Center. Sponsored by the Department of Biology, the all-day camp was...
About 40 alumni of Illinois Tech’s biology graduate programs since 2010 came back to visit their old department on September 16 during Homecoming. Most are now living and working in the Chicago area, with positions in universities and businesses. Some drove in from neighboring states including...
The research groups of Oscar Juarez, assistant professor of biology, and David Minh, assistant professor of chemistry, have discovered a new structural motif in an essential Vibrio cholerae enzyme that could lead to important drug development. The increasing threat from multi-drug-...

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