07/31/2017 - The National Science Foundation recently granted the University of Illinois $3 million for an interdisciplinary graduate student training program to help form new insight on the brain—and to expand participation in the field of brain science itself.
- Massive Simulation of the HIV ‘Shell’ Reveals New Vulnerabilities that We Might Exploit to Eliminate the Virus
07/19/2017 - It took two years, two supercomputers and two Illinois researchers, Juan Perilla and the late Klaus Schulten, to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of an HIV capsid, a protein cage that protects the viral genome.
07/11/2017 - Graduate student Emma Southgate (Sarlah group) has been chosen as a recipient of one of the 2017-2018 Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowships in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
07/07/2017 - Lydia Kisley, a Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow, and colleagues including Martin Grueble and Deborah Leckband, recently used Fast Relaxation Imaging (FReI) to investigate the folding stability and dynamics of proteins within polyacrylamide hydrogels.
07/07/2017 - Thomas Osberger (White group) and Andy Thomas (Denmark group) are finalists for the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize.
06/27/2017 - Ana Peinetti a researcher in Bioengineering from Argentina, will join the laboratory of Yi Lu as a 2017 Pew Latin American Fellow.
06/19/2017 - Graduate student Mark Burgess and postdoc Kenneth Hernandez-Burgos win the “Norman Hackerman Young Author Award” from the Electrochemical Society for the best paper from a young author in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society during 2016.
- Undergraduate Student Won the 2017 Undergraduate Student Award from the Eastern Analytical Symposium
06/19/2017 - Undergraduate student Mihail Krumov won the 2017 Undergraduate Student Award from the Eastern Analytical Symposium.
06/08/2017 - Kami Hull has won a 2017 Amgen Young Investigator Award.
- Martin Gruebele, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, and Catherine Murphy Elected as Center for Advanced Study Professors
06/02/2017 - Every few years, CAS elects a few campus faculty to the position of permanent CAS Professor. Jonathan Sweedler is currently a CAS Professor. He will be joined by three new CAS Professors: Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Catherine Murphy, and Martin Gruebele.
05/31/2017 - Sharon Hammes-Schiffer has been selected as the winner of the 2019 G.M. Kosolapoff Award by the Auburn Local Section of the American Chemical Society and Auburn University.
05/19/2017 - Twelve students in the Lincoln Scholars Initiative graduated from the University of Illinois this academic year, making them the second class of LAS students who have earned a degree with support from the successful scholarship program.
05/18/2017 - The University of Illinois recently welcomed a noteworthy alumnus of the College of LAS. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work returned to campus for a tour of several state-of-the-art research facilities.
- Martin Burke's Research Team Demonstrated that a Small Molecule Can Transport Iron in Human Cells and Live Animals
05/12/2017 - Martin Burke's research team has demonstrated that a small molecule can transport iron in human cells and live animals when proteins that normally do the same job are missing, a condition that often causes severe anemia in patients.
05/11/2017 - Kenneth S. Suslick has been appointed the 76th Eastman Professor at the University of Oxford for the academic year 2018-2019.