Urbana, Ill. The Cancer Center at Illinois and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology hosted the Tumor Engineering and Phenotyping (TEP) Open House on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

The TEP Shared Resource is the largest space dedicated to cancer research on the University of Illinois campus. TEP provides access to specialized technologies, cancer models, services, and expertise that enhance scientific interaction and productivity, and provides stability, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and quality control in all its services.

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Earle Heffley receiving an award.

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Rob Fritz receiving an award.

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Jeff Moore receiving an award.

The event featured remarks from Susan Martinis, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation; Nadya Mason, Director of the Beckman Institute; and Rohit Bhargava, Director of the Cancer Center at Illinois. Awards were given in recognition of the outstanding dedication and contributions of Earle Heffley, Beckman Institute facilities staff; Rob Fritz, former Director of Facilities at the Beckman Institute; and Jeff Moore, former Director of the Beckman Institute.

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From left to right: Joseph Irudayaraj, Jeff Moore, Nadya Mason, Rohit Bhargava, Susan Martinis, Ed Liu, and Hui Xu.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held with CCIL, Beckman, and campus leadership, followed by tours of TEP facilities and equipment.

TEP Shared Resource services are available for CCIL and campus faculty, researcher, and student use. Services include 2D/3D cell culture, a cell repository, gene manipulation, cell line generation, biochemical assays, cell-based assays, cell line authentication, and mycoplasma testing.

Contact TEP staff to schedule a consultation today.

Written by CCIL Communications.