CCIL Personnel Expands in 2024

CCIL Personnel Expands in 2024

The Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL) continues to grow with the expansion of administrative personnel. In 2024, the CCIL has hired the following team members to support the center’s research, education, and outreach efforts. Cheryl CasimiroBusiness and Finance...
Where Are They Now? Qianying Zuo

Where Are They Now? Qianying Zuo

In 2018 Qianying Zuo won the Kathryn Van Akken Burns Memorial Fund Merit Award while working in the lab of the CCIL’s Associate Director of Education and Sylvia D. Stroup Scholar of Nutrition and Cancer, Zeynep Madak Erdogan. As a graduate student in Madak Erdogan’s...
CCIL Member Joins Women in Cancer Research Council

CCIL Member Joins Women in Cancer Research Council

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) named CCIL member Sara Pedron Haba to its Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Council for a three-year term. The council comprises 13 women and advises the AACR on issues facing female researchers. “It is a great...
CCIL bioengineer named AACR NextGen Star

CCIL bioengineer named AACR NextGen Star

Sara Pedron Haba The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) named chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Sara Pedron Haba a 2021 AACR NextGen Star and a 2022 Minority and Minority-serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research, an award that...
Student Spotlight: Bashar Emon

Student Spotlight: Bashar Emon

Image of Bashar Emon Bashar Emon, mechanical engineering Ph.D. student, is using the funding from his Cancer Center at Illinois Graduate Cancer Scholarship Program to focus on characterizing matrix remodeling in the cancer microenvironment. The rigidity of the cancer...