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December 13, 2017
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 24
CBC invites new applications for the Accelerator and Catalyst Award programs
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December 13, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
A NU team tracks down a novel protein involved in glioblastoma survival and resistance to current therapies
Jack Kessler (NU) was a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2008) and a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual CBC Symposium (2007).
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December 12, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
An important insight into the kinetics of interactions between antibiotics and ribosomes revealed in the new study from the Mankin group, UIC
Alexander Mankin (UIC) received a CBC Spark Award (2009), was an invited speaker at the 7th Annual CBC Symposium (2009) and served on the Spark Review Panel (2010-2011).
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December 11, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Understanding skin in health and disease at the center of interest of many CBC awardees at NU
Several NU scientists that are highlighted in the story have received CBC support in the past: Kathleen Green, Amy Paller and her postdoc, Duncan Dam, Jaehyuk Choi, Chad Mirkin and Bethany Perez White.
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December 11, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Spotlight on Samuel Stupp, NU scientist and CBC awardee, whose pioneering work on bone regeneration using nanotechnology may soon enter clinical trials
Sam Stupp (NU) and his postdoc Christopher Synatschke received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2015).
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December 11, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
NU scientists with close ties to CBC granted the 2018 Cornew Innovation Awards to develop new translational projects
Hao F. Zhang (NU) received a CBC Catalyst Award (2015), Thomas O’Halloran (NU) a CBC Spark (2009) and Vadim Backman (NU) a CBC Lever (2015).
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December 5, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
UIC scientist and CBC Awardee, Ernesto Bongarzone, a co-recipient of a Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust Awards Programs 2017 Catalyst Award
Ernesto Bongarzone (UIC) is a recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2017) and a CBC Postdoctoral Award (2014).
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December 5, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
UChicago scientist and CBC Awardee, Thomas Gajewski, receives a William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Tumor Immunology
Thomas Gajewski (UChicago) received a CBC Catalyst Award (2013) and a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014), the latter with Stefani Spranger, a postdoc in his lab at the time.
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December 1, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
NU scientists with links to CBC discover a new potential target for therapeutics reducing blood clotting
Peng Ji (NU) received a CBC Catalyst in 2014; John Crispino (NU) received two CBC Catalyst Awards in 2007 and 2012, respectively; Matthew Schipma (NU) was a panelist at CBC Tech Day (2014).
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December 1, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Three Northwestern scientists, Sir Fraser Stoddart, Yonggang Huang and CBC awardee, Chad Mirkin, elected foreign members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chad Mirkin (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC Lever Award (2010).
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December 1, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Guillermo Ameer, NU bioengineer and CBC awardee, discusses the future of regenerative engineering
Guillermo Ameer (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2013) and three CBC Postdoctoral Research Awards (two in 2014 and one in 2015); his startup company, VesselTek Biomedical, won the CBC Business Plan Competition (2009) and he was an invited speaker at the inaugural CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) meeting in March 2017.
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November 29, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
UIC scientist and CBC awardee, David Carley, collaborates with NU research team led by Dr. Phyllis Zee, to develop a medication to combat sleep apnea
David Carley and his postdoc, Michael Calik (UIC) received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014).
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November 29, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Cytoplasmic component of COMPASS identified as a promising target for cancer therapeutics development—a new finding supported in part through CBC funding!
Jeffrey Savas (NU) is a recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2015).
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November 29, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
CBC Awardee Bob Grossman among four new experts added to strengthen the rapidly growing UChicago Department of Computer Science
Bob Grossman (UChicago) is a co-recipient of a CBC Lever Award (2008).
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November 28, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover, a past CBC Symposium keynote speaker, collaborates with NU investigators on research toward the prevention of hypoxia-induced lung injury
Aaron Ciechanover was a speaker at the 3rd Annual CBC Symposium (2005).
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November 28, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
The promise of brain plasticity—featuring UChicago neuroscientist and CBC affiliate, Nicho Hatsopoulos, a mastermind behind robotic limbs.
The article features Nicho Hatsopoulos, UChicago who was a speaker at the CBC Scholars “Loop Connections” Seminar (2014).
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November 23, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
CBC’s mission of collaboration embraced through inter-institutional teaching and mentoring. Featuring Northwestern’s Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) Predoctoral Training Program.
The article features several CBC researchers and awardees from NU and UChicago who have also played key roles at CBC events over the years.
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November 21, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Obesity-associated cancers are on a rise, warns Dr. Ernst Lengyel, UChicago, a CBC awardee and an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic malignancies
Ernst Lengyel (UChicago) is a co-recipient of a CBC HTS Award (2013) and a CBC Postdoctoral Award (2014), the latter being renewed for 2015. He was also a co-organizer and a speaker at the CBC Ovarian Cancer Workshop (2013).
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November 21, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Acoustics to the rescue—an ultrasound-based live microscopy technique developed by a CBC awardee, Vinayak Dravid, NU.
Vinayak Dravid (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC Spark Award (2009).
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November 20, 2017
NEWS
Small Molecule Drug Discovery of the highest caliber at 15th Annual CBC Symposium
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November 16, 2017
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 23
Announcing NEW Programs and Ongoing Funding Opportunities
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November 16, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Oxidized dopamine found a likely culprit in Parkinson’s disease development. A CBC awardee, Jeffrey Savas, NU, contributes to the research.
Jeffrey Savas (NU) is a recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2015).
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November 16, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
A CBC Lever Award recipient, Bob Grossman, UChicago, to help create the NIH Data Commons
Bob Grossman (UChicago) is a co-recipient of a CBC Lever Award (2008).
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November 13, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
New insights into regulation of gene expression: work from the Shilatifard lab (NU) with contributions from two CBC scientists, Neil Kelleher and Jeffrey Savas.
Neil Kelleher (NU) is a recipient of a CBC Recruitment Resources Award and a CBC Senior Investigator (2010); and a participant in many CBC events as both speaker and organizer. Both, Kelleher and Savas (NU) are also recipients of CBC Catalyst Awards in 2012 and 2015, respectively.
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November 11, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
CBC researchers’ start-up raises $11 million. Spotlight on Northwestern University’s Chad Mirkin and Shad Thaxton.
Chad Mirkin (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC Lever Award (2010). Shad Thaxton (NU) and his postdoc, Linda Foit, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014).
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November 11, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Chicago-based Tempus shows why Midwest healthcare companies drew preferential investment in 2017
Kevin White (UChicago) received a CBC Recruitment Resources Award (2006) and became the first CBC Investigator. He was a co-recipient of a CBC Lever Award (2008) and served on two CBC boards: Proteomics/Informatics Scientific Board (2007-2009) and Spark Council (2008-2011).
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November 10, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Enhanced anti-cancer activity with decreased side effects: a promising new technology developed by UChicago bioengineers with ties to CBC, Jeffrey Hubbell and Melody Swartz
Jeffrey Hubbell received a CBC Catalyst Award in 2016. Melody Swartz was an invited speaker at the 9th Annual CBC Symposium (2011).
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November 10, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
A counterintuitive “cost” of mimicry. A study co-authored by three UChicago evolutionary biologists with links to CBC.
Markus Kronforst (UChicago) received a CBC Postdoctoral Award in 2014 together with Erica Westerman, a postdoc in his lab at the time of the award. Stephanie Palmer (UChicago) is a current member of the CBC Catalyst Review Board.
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November 10, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Chuan He, University of Chicago chemist and CBC multiple-times awardee, receives the prestigious 2017 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research
Chuan He (UChicago) received three CBC Catalysts (2016, 2011, 2009), four Postdoctoral Research Awards (2016, 2015 and two in 2014) and one HTS Award (2013). He was an invited speaker at ▸ Inaugural CBCAN meeting (March 30, 2017), CBC Scholars “Loop Connections” Seminar (2013), Workshop on the CBC Catalyst Award Program (2013) and 10th Annual CBC Symposium (2012).
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November 9, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Stress may be good for you, in small doses – a CBC scientific director knows it best
Featuring CBC Scientific Director, Rick Morimoto (NU)
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November 7, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Highlighting progress in cancer research supported in part through a CBC Lever Award. Spotlight on Vadim Backman, Tom O’Halloran and Andrew Mazar.
Vadim Backman (NU), Tom O’Halloran (NU) and Andrew Mazar (at NU at the time of the award) are linked to the CBC Lever 2015. Backman was a co-recipient; O’Halloran and Mazar were leaders on the Lever-related projects.
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November 7, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
New insights into the function of synapses revealed in crystallographic study by NU researcher and CBC Catalyst Award recipient Jeffrey Savas
Jeffrey Savas (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award in 2015
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November 6, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Guillermo Ameer, NU bioengineer and CBC awardee, elected fellow of AIChE
Guillermo Ameer (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2013) and three CBC Postdoctoral Research Awards (two in 2014 and one in 2015); his startup company, VesselTek Biomedical, won the CBC Business Plan Competition (2009) and he was an invited speaker at the inaugural CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) meeting in March 2017.
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November 6, 2017
NEWS
Nancy Tyrrell joins CBC as Associate Director for Translational Activities (ADTA)
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November 6, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
The social life of bacteria. Spotlight on Andrzej Joachimiak, an Argonne scientist with links to the CBC.
Joachimiak (Argonne and UChicago) was an invited speaker at the inaugural CBC Symposium in 2002.
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November 5, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
CBC cancer researchers and Globus will develop a HIPAA-protected cloud database to share collaborative cancer research
Lucy Godley (UChicago) is CBC Scientific Director (2016-present). Kevin White (UChicago) is CBC Senior Investigator (CBC Recruitment Resources Award 2006). Both are co-recipients of CBC Lever Awards, Godley in 2015 and White in 2008.
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November 5, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Three UIC researchers and CBC awardees featured in the UIC College of Pharmacy Annual Report 2017
Federle (UIC): CBC Catalyst Award (2013), HTS Awards (2013 and 2015) & PDR Award (2014, renewed 2015); invited speaker at CBC Scholars “Loop Connections” Seminar (2012) & at the 13th Annual CBC Symposium (2015). Thatcher (UIC): two HTS Awards (2015); invited speaker at the 15th Annual CBC Symposium (2017). Mankin (UIC): Spark Award (2009); invited speaker at the 7th Annual CBC Symposium (2009). Also mentioned, Tonetti (UIC): Catalyst Award (2009); invited speaker at the CBC Science Day (2011); member of the Catalyst Review Board (2012-2015).
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November 2, 2017
NEWS
CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) meeting: Moving forward with CBC Phase 2 programming
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November 2, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Navdeep Chandel, NU scientist and CBC awardee, identifies novel genes that may play a role in Parkison’s Disease pathology via herbicide-induced oxidative stress.
Navdeep Chandel (NU) is a co-recipient of a Catalyst Award (2011) and an HTS Award (2015). Additionally, Chandel has served on the Catalyst Review Board since 2014.
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October 29, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Embracing collaboration to combat glioblastoma. Spotlight on the Northwestern University researchers and nanotechnology.
Chad Mirkin (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC Lever Award (2010). Leonidas Platanias (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC HTS Award (2013).
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October 29, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Two Northwestern scientists and CBC awardees, Sam Stupp and Jack Kessler, pioneer the use of bioactive nanomaterials in medicine and beyond
Sam Stupp (NU) and his postdoc, Christopher Synatschke, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2015). Jack Kessler (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2008). Kessler was also a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual CBC Symposium (2007), “Where Science Goes Next: Translation of Basic Discovery for Human Health.”
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October 28, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
On rivers and lakes – featuring CBC Researcher, Aaron Packman, NU
Aaron Packman (NU) and his postdoc, Nanxi Lu, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2015).
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October 28, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Phil Hockberger, Northwestern University—a strong supporter of the CBC Open Access Initiative—promoted to Research AVP
Phil Hockberger (NU) was instrumental in both the launch (2014) and the yearly renewals of the CBC Open Access Initiative, and a speaker at the CBC Microscopy Forum (2009): “Seeing Small is Believing Big.”
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October 24, 2017
success story
NU scientist and CBC awardee, Chad Mirkin, NU, recognized with a prestigious Austrian award
Chad Mirkin (featured) and Milan Mrksich (NU), David Eddington (UIC) and Joel Collier (UChicago) are recipients of CBC Lever Award (2010)
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October 23, 2017
success story
Two NU scientists and CBC awardees, Michael Jewett and Keith Tyo, together with Linda Broadbelt, NU, win a $12 million center grant to develop sustainable bio-fuels
Michael Jewett (NU) is a current (2016-2017) CBC Scientific Review Board member and a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2013); Keith Tyo (NU) is a twice co-recipient of the CBC Catalyst Awards (2011 and 2016). Both, Jewett and Tyo participated in the 12th CBC Annual Symposium (2014): Tyo—as a co-organizer of the symposium and Jewett—as an invited speaker. In addition, Jewett was an invited speaker at the CBC Scholars “Loop Connections” Seminar (2014).
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October 23, 2017
success story
Richard Longnecker (NU), a CBC awardee and community member, contributes to the understanding of the mechanisms of herpesviruses infection
Richard Longnecker (NU) and his postdoc, Jia Chen, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2013), subsequently renewed for 2014. Longnecker is also a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2012) and a dedicated member of the CBC Scientific Review Board where he served for six years (2006-2012).
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October 23, 2017
success story
RNA suicide molecules may represent disruptive breakthrough in cancer treatment. Three studies from the Peter lab, NU.
Marcus Peter (NU) was an invited speaker at a 2013 CBC Exploratory Workshop; Shad Thaxton (NU) and a postdoc in his lab, Linda Foid, received a 2014 CBC Postdoctoral Research Award.
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October 20, 2017
“in the news”
As a critical component of Northwestern University’s record research funding, the 2017 renewal grant to CBC from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust was recognized as unusually large and a significant factor in the increased funding from foundations
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October 19, 2017
success story
Three NU scientists with links to CBC track down the ‘wasabi receptor’
Marco Gallio (NU) and a postdoc in his lab, Emanuela Zaharieva, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014). Christian Peterson (NU), was an invited speaker at the CBC Scholars “Loop Connections” Colloquium (2012).
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October 18, 2017
news
CBC’s Connection to CIM/MATTER
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October 18, 2017
success story
Local expert and twice CBC awardee, Ravi Allada (NU), explains the circadian rhythm on Chicago Tonight
Ravi Allada (NU) is a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2016) together with Michael Rust (UChicago). A postdoctoral fellow in the Allada lab, Dae-Sung Hwangbo, holds a CBC Postdoctoral Award (2015).
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October 17, 2017
news
CBC at BioPathways Event
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October 17, 2017
success story
Three UIC scientists with links to CBC contribute to our understanding of “explosive” cell death—pyroptosis—in lung infections
Asrar Malik (UIC), was a co-organizer of the 2014 CBC Vascular Biology Exploratory Workshop. Two postdoctoral fellows in the Malik lab hold CBC Postdoctoral Awards: publication co-author Kit Man Tsang (2014) and Jeffrey Klomp (2016). Jalees Rehman (UIC) is a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2011) together with David Eddington (UIC) and Navdeep Chandel (NU).
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October 16, 2017
success story
Cathy Nagler (UChicago), CBC community member and ClostraBio company founder, featured in Crain’s Chicago Business
CCSB/CBC Fellowship, awarded to Aly Azeem Khan, a postdoctoral fellow in Nagler’s lab (UChicago), financed by the first CBC Lever Award (2008) to the Chicago Center for Systems Biology (CCSB).
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October 16, 2017
success story
CBC scientist at the frontier of nanotechnology. An interview.
Chad Mirkin (featured) and Milan Mrksich (NU), David Eddington (UIC) and Joel Collier (UChicago) are recipients of CBC Lever Award (2010)
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October 13, 2017
success story
CBC-funded core facility instrumental in uncovering a novel mutation involved in heart disease
Elizabeth McNally (NU; at UChicago at the time of the awards) was a co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst (2007) and a CBC Spark (2008) Awards. Described work was performed in the CBC-funded NU Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI).
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October 12, 2017
success story
Mending a damaged heart is close-to-heart for CBC researcher Edward Thorp
CBC Catalyst Award (2013) to Godfrey S. Getz (UChicago) and Edward Thorp (NU)
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October 12, 2017
success story
CBC 2008 Lever Award co-recipient Bob Grossman continues to make an impact on brain research
CBC Lever Award (2008) to Kevin White (UChicago), Robert Grossman (currently at UChicago; at UIC at the time of the award), Richard Morimoto (NU) and Luis Amaral (NU)
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October 10, 2017
success story
CBC Researcher, Fotini Gounari, UChicago, secures a competitive ASH Bridge Grant!
Fotini Gounari (UChicago) – co-recipient of CBC Catalyst Awards 2010 and 2014; and a 2014 Postdoctoral Research Award
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October 6, 2017
success story
Chicago-area holds the fourth highest number of this year’s NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards nation-wide
Three of the four Chicago-area scientists awarded the 2017 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Jingyi Fei, Jaehyuk Choi and Raymond Moellering are CBC community members
Jaehyuk Choi (NU) – co-recipients of a 2017 CBC Catalyst Award; Jingyi Fei (UChicago) – co-recipients of a 2016 CBC Catalyst Award; Raymond Moellering (UChicago) – a guest speaker at the upcoming 15th Annual CBC Symspoium
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October 5, 2017
success story
CBC Catalyst Award recipient Jaehyuk Choi, NU, awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Jaehyuk Choi (NU), together with Jun Huang (UChicago) are recipients of a 2017 CBC Catalyst Award
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October 5, 2017
success story
CBC Senior Investigator, Neil Kelleher, NU, deciphers molecular assembly of a gut toxin, colibactin
Neil Kelleher (NU), recipient of a CBC Senior Investigator Award (2010)
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October 5, 2017
success story
CBC Junior Investigator, Sadie Wignall, NU, sheds light on female reproduction and infertility
Sadie Wignall (NU), recipient of a CBC Junior Investigator Award (2010) and a CBC Catalyst Award (2016)
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October 2, 2017
success story
Featuring two CBC community members and experts in Alzheimer’s disease research
Sangram Sisodia (UChicago) and Robert Vassar (NU), recipients of a CBC Catalyst Award (2008) and past CBC Scientific Review Board members. Sam was also a co-organizer of the 8th Annual CBC Symposium (2010).
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September 28, 2017
success story
CBC Awardee, Dr. Louis Philipson, Announced a 2018 Order of Lincoln Laureate
CBC Spark Award (2011) to Nissim Hay (UIC), Joseph Bass (NU), Graeme Bell and Louis Philipson (UChicago)
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September 27, 2017
success story
Cores Get Gold Star Treatment for Role in Advancing Transformative Science
CBC-initiated Memorandum of Understanding (Open Access Initiative; 2014)
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September 27, 2017
success story
Antibiotics weaken signs of Alzheimer’s disease in mice after just one week of treatment
Sangram Sisodia (UChicago), co-organizer of the 8th Annual CBC Symposium (2010), and co-recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2008), together with Robert Vassar (NU)
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September 26, 2017
success story
Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
CBC funding (2004) of CBC-UIC Research Resources Center Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics, and Proteomics Facility (formerly known as the Proteomics and Informatics Service Facility)
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September 21, 2017
success story
CBC Scholar Nicolás Peláez, PhD, selected as an HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow
Nicolás Peláez, PhD, CBC Scholar, Class of 2011
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September 21, 2017
success story
Double agents: Vessels that help cancers spread can also boost immune therapies
Melody Swartz (UChicago), 9th Annual CBC Symposium speaker
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September 19, 2017
NEWS
CBC reflects on partnership with The Chicago Community Trust as a new era begins for both organizations
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September 13, 2017
success story
New technology helps diabetics manage their health
CBC Spark Award (2011) to Nissim Hay (UIC), Joseph Bass (NU), Graeme Bell and Louis Philipson (UChicago)
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September 1, 2017
NEWS
Jim Audia’s visit to UChicago inaugurates a series of “Lunch & Learn” events
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August 31, 2017
CBC NEWSLETTER, VOL. 22
Registration OPEN for CBC Annual Symposium 2017; Catalyst Award Program Updates; Staying informed
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August 25, 2017
NEWS
Spring 2017 Round Catalyst Awards Announced
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August 21, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
New genomic data platform to focus on children’s health issues
CBC Lever Award (2008) to Kevin White (UChicago), Robert Grossman (currently at UChicago but then at UIC), Richard Morimoto (NU) and Luis Amaral (NU)
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August 11, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Big data yields surprising connections between diseases
CBC Lever Award (2012) to Andrey Rzhetsky (UChicago), Edwin Cook (UIC), and Richard Morimoto (NU)
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July 26, 2017
news
Members of the CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) discuss the new CBC Accelerator Award program at the second CBCAN meeting
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July 25, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Computer model simulates sense of touch from the entire hand
CBC Catalyst Award (2013) to Lee Miller (NU) and Sliman Bensmaia (UChicago)
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July 18, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Drug delivered during CPR may improve survival for heart attack
CBC Catalyst Award (2011) Terry Vanden Hoek (UIC) and Alan Leff (UChicago)
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June 21, 2017
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 21
Search for the CBC Associate Director for Translation Activities; Inviting New Catalyst Proposals; Announcing CBC Annual Symposium 2017
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June 21, 2017
announcement
Search for the CBC Associate Director for Translation Activities
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June 20, 2017
“in the news”
6 largest gifts from individuals to healthcare organizations in 2017
Searle Funds pledge to the CBC takes third place nationwide

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June 14, 2017
“in the news”
Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters
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June 7, 2017
news
2016 Fall Round Catalyst Awards Announced
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June 5, 2017
“in the news”
Drug Discovery Forum Furthers Northwestern’s Interdisciplinary Research Vision
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May 31, 2017
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 20
Introducing new Executive Director; New funding opportunities
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May 25, 2017
news
James E. (Jim) Audia, PhD to become Executive Director of CBC as Katie Stallcup Retires
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▸ Press Release


May 25, 2017
press release
Distinguished scientific leader to head Chicago Biomedical Consortium
Drug developer on 100 patents will direct university partnership
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May 19, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
First spherical nucleic acid drug injected into humans targets brain cancer
CBC Lever Award (2010) Chad Mirkin and Milan Mrksich (NU), David Eddington (UIC) and Joel Collier (UChicago)
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May 6, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Scaling up cancer research
CBC Lever Award (2008) to Kevin White (UChicago), Robert Grossman (currently at UChicago but then at UIC), Richard Morimoto (NU) and Luis Amaral (NU)
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April 7, 2017
news
The CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) off to a great start!
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April 3, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
New Insights into the Regulation of Cellular Iron
CBC Catalyst Award (2007) to E. McNally (NU; at UChicago at the time of the award), P. Schumacker and H. Ardehali (NU), and R. J. Solaro (UIC)
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March 14, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Chicago Tribune—Joe Biden highlights Genomic Data Commons at UChicago in a speech on the “Cancer Moonshot” initiative
CBC Lever Award (2008) to Kevin White (UChicago), Robert Grossman (currently at UChicago but then at UIC), Richard Morimoto (NU) and Luis Amaral (NU)
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February 28, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
Insights Into Enzyme Targets Could Lead to New Cancer Therapies
Catalyst Award (2011) to Hiroaki Kiyokawa (NU) and Jun Yin (Georgia State University; at UChicago at the time of the award) and Postdoctoral Research Award (2014) to Xianpeng Liu and Hiroaki Kiyokawa (NU)
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February 1, 2017
SUCCESS STORY
January 2017 CBC-funded publications
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January 24, 2017
Announcement
Search open for Executive Director
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January 24, 2017
CBC NEWSLETTER, VOL. 19
Inviting New Catalyst Proposals; CBC Renewal for 2017-2021; Search for new Executive Director
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January 23, 2017
news
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium: Celebrating 10 Years of Success and Unveiling New Initiatives
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▸ Event Program (PDF)


January 18, 2017
news
The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust pledge $21 million to support CBC 2017-2021
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▸ Press Release


January 18, 2017
PRESS RELEASE
Support for Chicago Biomedical Consortium renewed
Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust to help bolster biotech entrepreneurship
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