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...
Shannon Sirk

Shannon Sirk

Sirk’s research is focused on engineering innovative new approaches for the production and delivery of biological therapeutics, including cancer therapies. The Sirk lab’s overarching goal is to reduce cost and increase access to cutting-edge treatments,...
Sara Pedron Haba

Sara Pedron Haba

Pedron Haba has worked on establishing in vitro platforms for evaluating microenvironmental pressures impacting brain tumor growth and evolution. These efforts concentrate on the development of 3D hydrogel platforms as well as microfluidic forming technologies to...
Hee-Sun Han

Hee-Sun Han

Hee-Sun Han’s lab develops novel technologies integrating diverse chemical and physical principles to study intact, fully assembled biological systems with single cell/molecule resolution, at high throughput while retaining the spatial or environmental...
Kendrith Rowland, MD

Kendrith Rowland, MD

Kendrith M. Rowland is an oncologist at Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Cancer Center. He manages Carle’s NCI Community Oncology Research Program, optimizing collaboration between cancer researchers and clinicians to improve cancer prevention efforts,...
Erik Procko

Erik Procko

Erik Procko’s research primarily investigates the structures, functions, and mechanisms of transmembrane receptors and transporters, applying methods in cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology, and biophysics. Currently, the Procko lab integrates...
Kai Zhang

Kai Zhang

Kai Zhang’s lab group studies how signal transduction regulates cell fate determination and how normal signaling processes are compromised in disease conditions. Using live cell imaging and optogenetic control of signal transduction, Zhang observes and perturbs...
Hua Wang

Hua Wang

Hua Wang’s laboratory aims to understand how cells can be manipulated and engineered to facilitate targeted delivery of therapeutics and regulate intercellular interactions, in order to improve and innovate therapies for cancers, injured tissues, autoimmune...
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...
Ravishankar Iyer

Ravishankar Iyer

Ravishankar Iyer leads the DEPEND Group at the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), with a multidisciplinary focus on systems and software that combine deep measurement-driven analytics and machine learning with applications in two important domains: trust (that...
Neha Gothe

Neha Gothe

Neha Gothe’s is the Director of the Exercise Psychology Lab that explores the bio-psycho-social health benefits of physical activity across the lifespan. Her research agenda has focused on promoting physical activity, including non-traditional modes such as...