Illinois virus expert refocuses on cancer research

Illinois virus expert refocuses on cancer research

Photo of Nicholas Wu. Urbana, Ill. – Nicholas Wu, assistant professor of biochemistry, was recently named an associate member of the Cancer Center at Illinois. Previously focusing on viruses such as influenza and COVID-19 in his research, Wu is eager to expand his...
Where Are They Now: Hailey Knox

Where Are They Now: Hailey Knox

Hailey Knox, ChemistryTissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Program, 2018 Cohort Where are you working now? I am currently working as a postdoctoral scholar with Professors Dennis Dougherty and Henry Lester at the California Institute of Technology. What are you currently...
Where Are They Now: Harpal Singh

Where Are They Now: Harpal Singh

Harpal Singh, BioengineeringCancer Scholar, 2017 Cohort Where are you working now? I am a senior about to graduate this May. Following graduation, I will be working in a Biologics rotational program with the company Catalent Pharma. What are you currently researching?...
CCIL Seed Grant Q&A: Diwakar Shukla

CCIL Seed Grant Q&A: Diwakar Shukla

Project title: “Deep Mutational Scanning of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Involved in Cancer Using Transfer Learning Approaches” Research team includes: Erik Procko, assistant professor in biochemistry What led to your exploration of cancer?  Cancer is one of...
New computational models to understand colon cancer

New computational models to understand colon cancer

Saurabh Sinha, CCIL member.  Urbana, Ill. – Although the development of secondary cancerous growths, called metastasis, is the primary cause of death in most cancers, the cellular changes that drive it are poorly understood. In a new study, published in Genome...