Erik Nelson

Erik Nelson

Erik Nelson is a trained endocrinologist with specific expertise in nuclear receptor pharmacology. He has made significant contributions to the fields of reproductive physiology, pharmacology, bone biology and cancer biology. Breast cancer remains the most commonly...
Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is an epidemiologist with an interest in co-morbidities. Smith has extensive training in statistics, with a specialization in longitudinal data analysis and a strong background in risk analysis and disease modeling. Smith has collaborated with other CCIL...
Zeynep Madak Erdogan

Zeynep Madak Erdogan

Zeynep Madak Erdogan is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and the Director of the Women’s Health, Hormones, and Nutrition lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She received her BS in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Bilkent University in 2002....
David Kranz

David Kranz

David Kranz’s lab been involved for many years in the discovery of immunotherapeutic approaches to cancer. The research program he leads is focused on the structure, function, and engineering of T cell receptors. The Kranz lab is interested in understanding the...
William Helferich

William Helferich

William Helferich investigates diet-correlated breast cancer growth and progression with a specific interest in botanical estrogens from soy and other dietary supplemental sources. He also has interest in how thermally abused oil can alter breast cancer metastasis...
Viktor Gruev

Viktor Gruev

Viktor Gruev’s lab focuses on borrowing critical concepts from nature to develop ultra-sensitive, compact, lightweight, and conformal imaging sensors capable of recording spectral and polarization properties with high spatial resolution and to bring these new sensory...
Kannanganattu Prasanth

Kannanganattu Prasanth

Kannanganattu Prasanth’s laboratory has significantly contributed to understanding lncRNA’s role in gene expression. His lab explores the molecular mechanism by which the oncogenic lncRNA, MALAT1, controls alternative splicing (AS) of pre-mRNA and utilizes...
Michael Insana

Michael Insana

Michael Insana’s research includes the development of ultrasonic methods for imaging soft tissue viscoelasticity and developing task-based array beamforming techniques for sonographic tumor imaging. He works with interdisciplinary teams to create new...
John Katzenellenbogen

John Katzenellenbogen

John Katzenellenbogen directs a research program that intersects chemistry, biology, and medical applications with a particular focus on the action of estrogens in breast cancer and androgens in prostate cancer. He explores critical problems in hormone-regulated...
Benita Katzenellenbogen

Benita Katzenellenbogen

Benita Katzenellenbogen’s research in cancer, endocrinology, and women’s health has focused on nuclear receptors, mainly estrogen receptors, and their mechanical, physiological, and integrative actions, aiming to improve the effectiveness of endocrine therapies in...
Paul Hergenrother

Paul Hergenrother

Paul J. Hergenrother, Ph.D., is a Professor of Chemistry and an Affiliate in Biochemistry, and the Kenneth L. Rinehart Jr. Endowed Chair in Natural Products Chemistry. The Hergenrother laboratory seeks to use small molecules to identify and validate novel targets for...
Stephen Boppart

Stephen Boppart

Stephen Boppart, MD, Ph.D., is an Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering, Medicine, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. His Biophotonics Imaging...