Chemistry professor Liviu Mirica, who came to Illinois this semester from Washington University, is one of seven researchers who were brought to the university as part of the President’s Distinguished Faculty Recruitment Program. He is an expert in the design of chemical agents that contain metal ions, and has studied the role of transition metal ions in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, which may lead to better imaging and diagnoses of the mind-robbing disease.
He has received more than $3.4 million in research support.
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Excerpt from The News Gazette article by Julie Wurth