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...
Sayeepriyadarshini Anakk

Sayeepriyadarshini Anakk

Sayeepriyadarshini (Sayee) Anakk focuses on understanding liver metabolism in both normal and diseased states. She aims to investigate how bile acids and nuclear receptors maintain metabolic homeostasis and contribute to liver diseases, including cancer, using...
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...
Bo Wang

Bo Wang

Bo Wang’s laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying lipid metabolism and how this contributes to human diseases such as cancer. His previous research has identified lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase 3 (Lpcat3) as a critical...
Sandra Rodriguez-Zas

Sandra Rodriguez-Zas

Sandra Rodriguez-Zas is helping find ways to prevent and cure diseases in both livestock and humans. She uses biostatistics and computational approaches to identify biomarkers and molecular pathways associated with health, reproduction, and performance in livestock...
Jason Ridlon

Jason Ridlon

Jason Ridlon is helping find treatment strategies to improve human health and animal well-being. He studies gut microbiology, specifically the biochemistry and molecular biology of steroid and bile acid biotransformations by the gut microbiota. He is trying to...
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...
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....
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...
Rex Gaskins

Rex Gaskins

H. Rex Gaskins’ research focuses on host-intestinal microbe interactions relevant to colorectal cancer with a particular interest in microbial sulfur metabolism. Efforts to understand colonic mucosal responses to hydrogen sulfide led to further interest in redox...