Michael Robben

Michael Robben

Michael Robben’s researchers explores the latest in single-cell and spatial-sequencing technologies to investigate immune cell interactions in the tumor microenvironment and autoimmune disease. His lab uses a combined molecular and computational approach to...
Yun-Sheng Chen

Yun-Sheng Chen

Yun-Sheng Chen is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. He is a faculty member of the Beckman Institute and the Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory and an affiliate of the Department of Bioengineering and the Carle Illinois College of...
Susan Leggett

Susan Leggett

Susan Leggett’s research integrates live-cell imaging, bioengineering, and machine learning to elucidate dynamic single and collective cell behaviors that drive cancer progression. Her research has established tools to reverse-engineer tumors and comprehensively...
Christopher Gaulke

Christopher Gaulke

Christopher Gaulke has over a decade of experience integrating diverse data to uncover molecular mechanisms underpinning host-microbe interactions. He earned his PhD with Dr. Satya Dandekar at the University of California, Davis, characterizing the mechanisms through...
Brett Loman

Brett Loman

Loman’s interdisciplinary research improves animal and human gastrointestinal and mental health. By understanding how environmental factors such as nutrition and stress alter communication between the resident microbiota, intestine, and brain, his work strives...
Wenyan Mei

Wenyan Mei

Wenyan Mei received her BS in Biology from Sichuan University and her PhD in developmental biology from Shangai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her postdoctoral research in developmental genetics was conducted at the University...
Mei Shen

Mei Shen

Mei Shen received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin under the direction of Prof. Allen J. Bard in 2011. Before joining the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mei performed postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Shigeru Amemiya at the...
Yang Zhao

Yang Zhao

Yang Zhao is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Yang received her Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin working with Professor...
Angad Mehta

Angad Mehta

The Mehta Lab is combining expertise in synthetic biology and synthetic chemistry to develop fundamentally novel, modular platforms to engineer selectivity in targeting cancers. They are using principles of directed evolution and biomolecule delivery platforms to...
Kevin Van Bortle

Kevin Van Bortle

RNA polymerase III (Pol III) upregulation is a hallmark of cancer, suggesting increased Pol III activity, which produces tRNA, 5S rRNA, and other small RNA species needed for protein accumulation, is a requirement for cancer cell proliferation. Using a combinatorial...
Patrick Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney

Dr. Sweeney’s research focuses on understanding how the brain responds to cancer. Our work is particularly interested in understanding the brain pathways mediating anorexia and visceral malaise during cancer progression and cancer treatments. Ultimately, our goal is...
Nicholas Wu

Nicholas Wu

Wu’s lab mainly focuses on the biophysical characterization of antibody-antigen interaction. Through high-throughput screening and biophysical characterization of antibody variants, his lab’s research provides insights into the mechanisms of antibody...