Stephanie Dietrich

Stephanie Dietrich

As the Educational Programs Manager at the CCIL, Stephanie helps strengthen and grow the center’s educational outreach and engagement efforts. Stephanie previously worked as a Twenty-First Century Community Learning Center Director for Northern Illinois...
Craig Richard

Craig Richard

Craig Richard is the Educational Engagement Postdoctoral Scholar in the Cancer Center at Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2023. Prior to this he earned his bachelor’s degree in biological...
Renee Walker

Renee Walker

After 22 years of experience as a histologist at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign , Renee joined the CCIL’s Tumor Engineering & Phenotyping (TEP) facility as a histologist in 2023.
Akshya Yadav

Akshya Yadav

Akshya earned her Master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in May 2023. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and worked as a Software Developer in India before pursuing higher education in...
Katie Julkowski

Katie Julkowski

Katie Julkowski is the Program Manager for the Breakthrough Engineering and Advanced Treatment of Cancer (BEAT Cancer) Initiative within the Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL). In her role, she provides operational and logistical support to the BEAT Cancer Scientific...
Jessica Clegg

Jessica Clegg

Jessica earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania before embarking on a nearly decade-long career in journalism. She was an anchor and reporter at WCIA in Champaign, delivering impactful stories to...
Tyler Wolpert

Tyler Wolpert

Tyler Wolpert is the Assistant Director for Communications and Outreach. Tyler has been on campus since 2014 in communications positions at the Family Resiliency Center and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Before joining the university,...
Jonathan King

Jonathan King

Upon completing an interdisciplinary engineering and marketing degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Jonathan spent nearly two decades developing a robust array of capacities in student services, community development, fundraising, program...
Huimin Zhang

Huimin Zhang

Huimin Zhang has provided several years of technical support working with life science-related products, and she has over a decade of research experience in a genomic research lab. Before joining the CCIL, Zhang spent seven years as a lab manager at the Carl R. Woese...
Hui Xu

Hui Xu

Hui Xu is the inaugural Research Coordinator for the CCIL Tumor Engineering and Phenotyping Shared Resource. Dr. Xu received a doctoral degree in molecular biology and has helped set up a protein facility at Texas A&M University and helped grow a commercial...
Cathy Tingley

Cathy Tingley

Cathy Tingley has provided administrative support at the University of Illinois since 1995 in the Department of Chemistry. She joined the Institute for Genomic Biology in 2006. In 2008, Cathy became the administrative assistant for the newly formed Division of...
Marcia Pool

Marcia Pool

Marcia “Marci” Pool received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. She was the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Bioengineering at Illinois from 2015 to 2019. She develops problem-based laboratories to...