Hong Chen

Hong Chen

Hong Chen focuses on molecular, biochemical, and nutrigenomic research that advances the knowledge of how diets affect each individual’s epigenome. Understanding nutrient regulation of genes during human development and carcinogenesis facilitates precision nutritional...
Rachel Adler

Rachel Adler

Rachel Adler’s research interests are in human-computer interaction, accessibility, and computer science education. She is particularly interested in designing applications for and with people with disabilities. Some of her recent projects include co-designing a...
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...
Andrew Steelman

Andrew Steelman

Andrew Steelman’s research identifies both detrimental and repair-promoting signaling pathways resulting from neuroinflammation and glial activation, then modulates them in such a way as to achieve a beneficial outcome for those suffering from neurological...
Hillary Klonoff-Cohen

Hillary Klonoff-Cohen

Professor Klonoff-Cohen serves as the Saul J. Morse and Anne B. Morgan Professor in Applied Health Sciences. She joined U of I from the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, where she is a Professor Emerita. She...
Chitra Subramanian

Chitra Subramanian

Chitra Subramanian is a biomedical research scientist with experience in preclinical drug development, technology licensing, and project management.
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...
Huanyu Qiao

Huanyu Qiao

Huanyu (Joe) Qiao is an associate professor of comparative biosciences. His laboratory explores how post-translational modifications, such as SUMOylation (Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier) and ubiquitination, regulate various checkpoint pathways in mammalian cells....
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...