Current News & Archives 2019

The CBC Current News & Archives webpage lists CBC Announcements and News, Press Releases, Success Stories, posts from the Director’s Corner and Chicago Community Biotech & Entrepreneurship News, CBC Newsletters and articles that have been written about the CBC, “In the News,” all of which have been chronologically posted on the CBC homepage throughout the year.


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2019

December 30, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
New accolades for the CBC members!
Three CBC community members among the twenty-two UChicago faculty honored with named professorships or appointed distinguished service professors
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December 18, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Cite us — we’ll “cite” you back!
Twenty-three recent publications attributed to eighteen CBC Awards contribute to a total of 2463 publications that are the result of CBC-sponsored research to date
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December 16, 2019
NEWS
CBC Celebrates Holidays Season 2019!
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December 16, 2019
NEWS
CBC Accelerator Awardee Presentations: Progress to Date & Pitch for Year 2 Funding
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November 26, 2019
NEWS
New Catalyst Awards Announced — 27th (Spring 2019) Application Round
The CBC is pleased to announce that three teams received Catalyst Awards in the 27th (Spring 2019) application round. Congratulations!
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November 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Modeling MEK4 Kinase Inhibitors
Four past CBC Awardees working at the CBC Lever Award-supported NU Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry Core (ChemCore) at the Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD) contribute
Raymond Bergan (now at Oregon Health & Science University), Matt Clutter, Karl Scheidt and Gary Schiltz, NU, have multiple ties to the CBC (see the article for details).
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November 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Problems with metal/organic interfaces…
Explained and solved by CBC Awardee Laura Sanchez, UIC, in a recent Chemical Communications publication
Laura Sanchez, UIC, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2016).
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November 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
“Plug and play” Fab-based affinity reagents
Continuing his research initiated in 2012 with the help of a CBC Lever Award, Tony Kossiakoff, UChicago, develops new ultra-high affinity modules capable of displaying multiple and versatile functionalities
Tony Kossiakoff, UChicago, received a CBC Lever Award (2012).
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November 11, 2019
DIRECTOR’S CORNER
Farewell, not goodbye
Former Executive Director of the CBC, Jim Audia, reflects on his time spent with the organization
By Jim Audia
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November 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Structure of chromatin remodeling complex SWI/SNF resolved
Two CBC Awards to Han Yan and Yuan He, NU, have supported research recently published in bioRxiv, which describes the structure of SWI/SNF complex bound to a nucleosome at near atomic resolution
Han Yan (postdoc) and Yuan He, NU received a CBC Postdoctoral Research (2016); Yuan He received a CBC Catalyst Award (2015).
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November 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Tempus xT platform
CBC Senior Investigator Kevin White, UChicago and Tempus, is senior author on a recent Nature Biotechnology publication which demonstrates the importance of integrated genomic profiling for personalized treatment of cancer patients
Kevin White, UChicago and Tempus, is CBC Senior Investigator (as of 2006).
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October 29, 2019
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 28
Fall 2019 CBCeNews
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October 24, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Neural crest development
“Hot off the press” review of the neural crest development in the zebrafish model by CBC Catalyst Awardee Vicky Prince of UChicago
Vicky Prince, UChicago, is a CBC Catalyst Award recipient (2016).
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October 24, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Mechanics of a molecular logic OR
CBC Catalyst Award recipient, Xiaojing Yang, UIC, employs dynamic crystallography to investigate the structural changes in a dual-sensor histidine kinase underlying its ability to operate as a molecular logic “OR” gate
Xiaojing Yang, UIC, is a CBC Catalyst Award recipient (2018).
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October 24, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
STORI plot analysis of “tricky” ions
Or, how the Selective Temporal Overview of Resonant Ions (STORI) plots can help accurately determine the charge of troublesome ions — CBC Senior Investigator Neil Kelleher, NU, contributes
Neil Kelleher, NU, is a CBC Senior Investigator (as of 2010).
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October 23, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
National Academy of Medicine 2019 Elects
Six CBC university faculty members, including two CBC awardees, and two Annual CBC Symposia speakers among the 100 newly elected members to the National Academy of Medicine!
Susan Quaggin, NU, received a CBC Exploratory Workshop Award in 2014. Ernst Lengyel, UChicago, received Exploratory Workshop Award and an HTS Award in 2013, and a Postdoctoral Research Award in 2014, renewed for 2015.
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October 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Do you know how T cells discriminate between foreign and self-antigens?
Check out the recent publication in Cellular & Molecular Immunology reporting on the results from research partially sponsored by two CBC Awards!
Dibyendu Sasmal, a postdoc in Jun Huang’s lab, UChicago, is a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2016) recipient. Jun Huang, UChicago, is a CBC Catalyst Award (2017) recipient.
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October 18, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
3D particle tracking in live cells
In a recent Nano Letters publication, CBC Awardee Norbert Scherer, UChicago, describes the development of a novel multifocal microscopy (MFM) capable of a simultaneous 3D tracking of multiple fluorescent particles in live cells with nanoscale resolution
Norbert Scherer, UChicago, is CBC Catalyst Award recipient (2014).
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October 17, 2019
NEWS
CBC welcomes Carissa Heath!
The CBC is delighted to introduce Carissa Heath, the most recent CBC-Northwestern Entrepreneurial Fellow
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October 16, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Enhancer-hijacking in gastric cancer
CBC Senior Investigator Kevin White, UChicago and Tempus, contributes to a recently published study about the role and the type of genomic rearrangements in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer
Kevin White, UChicago and Tempus, is CBC Senior Investigator (as of 2006).
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October 16, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Dissecting SOD2 tumorigenic properties
In a recent PNAS paper, two CBC Awardees, David Gius, NU and Jonna Frasor, UIC explore the mechanisms of mitochondrial superoxide dismutase (SOD2) cancerogenic activity in late-stage breast cancer
David Gius, NU, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2015).
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October 10, 2019
“IN THE NEWS”
Crain’s reports on the upcoming CBC leadership transition
In a recent article titled “People on the move”, Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Rick Morimoto, NU, will take the place of Jim Audia, as an interim Executive Director of the CBC, effective Nov. 1.
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October 10, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
MicroMGx, a CBC university spinoff, to collaborate with Corteva Agriscience
Chicago-based biotech company MicroMGx, co-founded by CBC Senior Investigator Neil Kelleher, NU, will share its metabologenomics expertise with Corteva Agriscience in joined efforts to develop novel microbial-based crop protection products.
Neil Kelleher, NU, is a CBC Senior Investigator (as of 2010).
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October 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Complexities of trait variation
Explained by CBC Awardee, Eric Andersen, NU, in a recent Evolution Letters publication.
Eric Andersen, NU received a CBC Catalyst Award (2014).
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October 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
sADPL profiling of proteome
In a fresh off the press PNAS paper, CBC awardee Ray Moellering, UChicago, describes a novel technique called soluble activity-dependent proximity ligation (aADPL) that may significantly improve proteome analysis.
Ray Moellering, UChicago received a CBC Catalyst Award (2017).
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October 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Fighting metastatic ovarian cancer
CBC High-Throughput Screening (HTS) Award helps Hilary Kenny and Ernst Lengyel, UChicago, identify three promising ovarian cancer metastasis inhibitors
Hilary Kenny and Ernst Lengyel, UChicago, received a CBC HTS Award (2013).
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October 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Of cocaine and estrogen
Or, why women are more susceptible than men to develop cocaine addiction — two CBC community members Neil Kelleher and Paul Thomas, NU, help to elucidate in a recent Journal of Proteome Research publication
Neil Kelleher, NU, is a CBC Senior Investigator (as of 2010).
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October 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Dynamic tuning of environmental sensitivity
CBC Junior Investigator Michael Rust, UChicago, contributes to a recent Cell Systems study addressing the mechanisms of organismal sensitivity to changing environment
Michael Rust, UChicago, is a CBC Junior Investigator (as of 2011).
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October 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Could stem cells heal chronic wounds?
In a recent Genes & Diseases review, a CBC Catalyst Team of Guillermo Ameer, NU, Tong-Chuan He and Russell Reid, UChicago, discusses the applicability of stems cells in treating chronic skin wounds
Guillermo Ameer, NU, Tong-Chuan He and Russell Reid, UChicago, are recipients of a CBC Catalyst Award (2013).
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October 3, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Improving Ribo-T system
CBC awardees, bioengineer Michael Jewett, NU, and medicinal chemist Alexander Mankin, UIC, describe in a recent Nature Communications article their efforts to engineer ribosomes optimized to synthesize a diverse set of proteins
Michael Jewett and Alexander Mankin have multifaceted relationships with the CBC (see the article).
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October 3, 2019
“IN THE NEWS”
Morimoto to lead CBC
CBC Scientific Director for NU, Rick Morimoto, to take over for Jim Audia as CBC interim Executive Director
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October 1, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Mechanics of actin-microtubule composites
Explained in recent Scientific Reports paper, by a CBC Junior Investigator Michael Rust, UChicago, and his collaborators
Michael Rust, UChicago, is a CBC Junior Investigator (as of 2011).
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October 1, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Ordering proteoforms
In a recent issue of Nature Methods, CBC Senior Investigator Neil Kelleher, NU, proposes a five-level classification system for proteoform identifications
Neil Kelleher, NU, is a CBC Senior Investigator (as of 2010).
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September 30, 2019
NEWS
CBC Executive Director Jim Audia stepping down
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) universities’ Provosts, Daniel Diermeier, UChicago, Jonathan Holloway, Northwestern, and Susan Poser, UIC, announce in a letter to the members of the CBC community
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September 27, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Hypothalamus, the primary responder to the light–dark cycle
In a recent Genes & Development review, CBC Spark Award recipient Joseph Bass, NU, explains what is known about the interplay between the circadian rhythm and the hypothalamus, and their role in regulating metabolism.
Joseph Bass, NU, received a CBC Spark Award (2011) and a Catalyst Award (2007).
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September 25, 2019
News
John Conrad, iBIO versus GEN
Or, which important indicators of growing Chicagoland biotech community were not included in the GEN’s “Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters” report. Plus, the CBC’s “two cents” 🙂
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September 24, 2019
News
Chicagoland moves up to #9 in 2019 GEN’s “Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters” report!
Congratulations to CBC member — Northwestern University — spotlighted as a key contributor to this upward trend!
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September 24, 2019
News
CBC Accelerator Awardee Presentations: Progress to Date & Pitch for Year 2 Funding
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September 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Illinois Researchers to Know 2019
Three CBC awardees among twenty-one distinguished scientists named “Researchers to Know 2019” at Illinois’ universities: Chuan He, UChicago, and Michael Jewett and Joshua Leonard, NU.
Chuan He, UChicago, Michael Jewett and Joshua Leonard, NU, have many ties to the CBC (see the article).
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September 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
ECM in health and disease
Recent CBC Catalyst Awardee, Alexandra Naba, UIC, reviews current scientific approaches to studying extracellular matrix (ECM) in healthy and pathological tissue samples
Alexandra Naba, UIC, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2018)
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September 10, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Curious if (or which) viruses live in municipal wastewater treatment plants?
A CBC Catalyst team of Brian Murphy and Rachel Poretsky, UIC and George Wells, NU, reports in Microbial Biotechnology
Brian Murphy and Rachel Poretsky, UIC and George Wells, NU, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2014)
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September 10, 2019
“in the news”
Circadian rhythm and hunger
Recent work by a CBC Awardee Joseph Bass, NU, featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Northwestern Medicine Magazine, exemplifies the continuity of a research direction initiated by a 2011 CBC Spark Award
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September 6, 2019
News
Lakeside Discovery and West Loop Innovations announce Fall 2019 RFP
CBC staff members, Karen Snapp and Corinna Kitcharoen in attendance at Lakeside Discovery and West Loop Innovations Information Sessions
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September 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Introducing a light-operated pacemaker
Past CBC Awardee Bozhi Tian, UChicago, develops a wireless silicon nanowire-based pacemaker that is powered by light
Bozhi Tian and his postdoc Yucai Wang, UChicago, received a CBC Postdoctoral Award (2014)
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September 4, 2019
“in the news”
Softball, CBC and cancer research
Kay Macleod, UChicago, highlights a 2013 CBC HTS Award and… a 2019 softball tournament as fundraising mechanisms to support her cancer research
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August 29, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Does air pollution contribute to psychiatric disorders?
CBC Awardee, Andrey Rzhetsky, UChicago, shows an alarmingly strong correlation between “bad air” and increased prevalence of psychiatric diseases, especially bipolar disorder and major depression
Andrey Rzhetsky, UChicago, together with Edwin Cook (UIC), and Richard Morimoto (NU) received a CBC Lever Award (2012), matching a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (P50MH094267), to support the Silvio O. Conte Center on the Computational Systems Genomics of Psychiatric Disorders.
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August 29, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Supplementing autologous bone grafts
A CBC Catalyst Team of Guillermo Ameer, NU, Tong-Chuan He and Russell Reid, UChicago, tests Imiquimod’s potential to induce differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells toward an osteogenic phenotype, with implications for bone reconstruction.
Guillermo Ameer, NU, Tong-Chuan He and Russell Reid, UChicago, are recipients of a CBC Catalyst Award (2013).
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August 22, 2019
“in the news”
Standing for diversity in science
CBC Executive Director Jim Audia among ‘150 prominent biomedical scientists and pharmaceutical industry leaders’ to sign an open letter in support of inclusivity and diversity within the biomedical research community
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August 21, 2019
News
CBC Team Welcomes Sheryl Sloan!
Sheryl Sloan, MBA, joins the CBC as Executive Assistant to Jim Audia, CBC Executive Director
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August 21, 2019
DIRECTOR’S CORNER
Can we keep them in Chicago?
Two recent articles in Crain’s Chicago Business feature three CBC-linked entrepreneurial researchers who chose to take their CBC-university spin-offs to the Coasts, but also hope to retain links with Chicago
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August 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
3D structure of hepatitis A virus IRES: a three-way junction
A CBC Lever Award Pilot Project awarded to Joseph Piccirilli, UChicago, resolved the 3D structure of internal ribosomal entry sites (IRES) of picornaviral RNA
Joseph Piccirilli, UChicago, was awarded a Pilot Project funded by a 2012 CBC Lever Award.
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August 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Mechanosensitive ion channels & nuclear blebbing
CBC Postdoctoral Research Award to Andrew Stephens, a postdoc in John Marko’s lab, NU, funds an intricate work on the mechanisms of nuclear blebbing frequently seen in cancer cells and in progeria
Andrew Stephens, a postdoc in John Marko’s lab, NU, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2016).
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August 9, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
NSF’s ChemMatCARS to receive a second “beamline”
Two CBC affiliates, Ka Yee Christina Lee and Matthew Tirrell, UChicago, among co-principal investigators on a joint $14.1 million NSF grant to UChicago and UIC, to upscale NSF’s ChemMatCARS
Ka Yee Christina Lee, together with Erin Adams, UChicago, co-mentored Greg Tietjen, a CBC Scholar, Class of 2012. Matthew Tirrell, UChicago, is a recipient of two CBC Awards: a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014) with Eun Ji Chung, a postdoc in his lab, and a CBC Catalyst Award (2013) with Michael Federle (UIC).
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August 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
“Medicine in the Fourth Dimension”
In a recent review in Cell Metabolism, CBC Spark Award recipient, Joseph Bass, NU, discusses the impact of circadian biology on drug development
Joseph Bass, NU, received a CBC Spark Award (2011) and a CBC Catalyst Award (2007).
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August 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Gas6, a molecular switch of inflammation
Two CBC Awardees, Asrar Malik and Jalees Rehman, UIC, contribute to a recent publication in PNAS reporting on the identification of Gas6, a molecular switch operating in macrophages, that can either make them help extinguish or flare up the process of inflammation
Asrar Malik, UIC, received two CBC Postdoctoral Research Awards (2016 and 2014, respectively) and co-organized and presented at the CBC Vascular Biology Exploratory Workshop. Jalees Rehman, UIC, is a CBC Catalyst Award recipient (2009).
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August 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
New oncogenic driver discovered
A CBC Lever Award plus a quartet of CBC awardees: Jon Oyer, Jonathan Licht and Neil Kelleher, NU, and Alex Ruthenburg, UChicago, contribute to a recent Cancer Discovery publication
Jon Oyer, Jonathan Licht and Neil Kelleher, NU, and Alex Ruthenburg, UChicago, have multiple ties to the CBC (see the article for the details).
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August 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Watching CRISPR in action
Past CBC Awardee Brad Merrill, UIC, helps to resolve the CRISPR-Cas9 structure at the atomic-level before and after cutting the DNA; data recently published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology
Brad Merrill, UIC, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2014), participated in the CBC Tech Day (2014) as an invited speaker and was a mentor to a CBC Scholar, Brian Shy, Class of 2013.
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August 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Pathogenesis of sun-protected melanomas
CBC Senior Investigator, Kevin White, UChicago (currently Tempus), investigates genetic heterogeneity of sun-protected melanomas
Kevin White, UChicago, is a CBC Senior Investigator (2006).
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August 2, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Cataloguing Drosophila matrisome
Fresh from the e-press: CBC Awardees, Sally Horne-Badovinac (UChicago) and Alexandra Naba (UIC) propose a structural and functional classification of the genes encoding Drosophila extracellular matrix (ECM) and ECM-associated proteins
Sally Horne-Badovinac (UChicago) a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2016). Alexandra Naba (UIC) received a CBC Catalyst Award (2018).
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August 1, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Protein purification “decision tree”
CBC Senior Investigator Neil Kelleher, NU, contributes to a review in Nature Methods on best practices for protein analysis by top-down mass spectrometry
Neil Kelleher, NU, is a CBC Senior Investigator (as of 2010).
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August 1, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Fighting MRSA
A Catalyst Team of Michael Johnson, UIC and Robert Daum, UChicago, identify three novel compounds that restore oxacillin efficacy against the methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Michael Johnson, UIC and Robert Daum, UChicago, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2013).
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July 30, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Just slow down!
How slower metabolism could eliminate developmental genetic diseases and even cancer — CBC Scholar Awards to Justin Cassidy and Nicolás Peláez, NU, contribute to the recent publication in Cell
Justin Cassidy and Nicolás Peláez, NU, were CBC Scholars, Class of 2010 and 2011, respectively.
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July 26, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Embryonic stem cell defect in autism
A CBC Catalyst Award team of Yongchao Ma, NU and Chuan He, UChicago, discover how the embryonically-expressed protein FMRP, when mutated, inhibits stem cell differentiation into embryonic brain neurons thus causing the development of fragile X syndrome, a form of autism
Yongchao Ma, NU and Chuan He, UChicago, received a CBC HTS Award (2016).
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July 25, 2019
News
The CBC shines in Austria!
CBC Executive Director, Jim Audia, among 8 high-ranking US academic representatives invited to visit Austria as part of the US Marshall delegation
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July 24, 2019
News
40 under 40 Chicago scientists
The CBC is proud to have supported the research of seven out of 40 under 40 HALO-nominated scientists in Chicago!
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July 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Simulation-based small molecule screen
Four NU researchers and past CBC Awardees, Leonidas Platanias, Elspeth Beauchamp, Matt Clutter and Gary Schiltz, publish research funded in part by a CBC Lever Award
Elspeth Beauchamp, Matt Clutter and Leonidas Platanias were co-recipients of a CBC HTS Award (2013); Gary Schiltz received a CBC HTS Award (2016) and as of 2018 has been a member of the CBC Accelerator Award Review Board.
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July 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Defining the NSD2 interactome
Two CBC Awardees, Jonathan Licht and Neil Kelleher, identify posttranslational modification crosstalk that may play a role in carcinogenesis
Jonathan Licht, NU (currently at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center) was a recipient of a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014) and a CBC Exploratory Workshop Award (2012). Neil Kelleher, NU, is a CBC Senior Investigator (for more details please see the article).
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July 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
New insight into liver cancer treatment
CBC Awardee Rick Silverman and a CBC Senior Investigator, Neil Kelleher, NU, collaborate on developing therapeutics for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Rick Silverman, NU is a recent CBC Accelerator Award recipient (2018). Neil Kelleher, NU, is a CBC Senior Investigator (for more details please see the article).
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July 3, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
HupY in Streptococcus colonization and heme utilization on mucosal surfaces
CBC Postdoctoral Award to Laura Cook and Michael Federle, UIC, leads to the identification of a novel pathway that bacteria utilize to colonize mucosal surfaces
Laura Cook and Michael Federle, UIC, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award in 2014, renewed for another year in 2015.
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June 26, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Screening for drugs against MERS
Twice CBC Awardees — Hyun Lee and Michael Johnson (UIC) — identify new compounds with a therapeutic potential against the coronavirus causing Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
Hyun Lee and Michael Johnson (UIC) received two CBC HTS Awards (2014, 2015). Other Johnson’s CBC Awards and ties to the CBC are also listed.
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June 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Of cleaner water
CBC Postdoctoral Award recipients, Alex Rosenthal and George Wells, NU, study the interaction between biofilm and flocs in waste water purification
Alex Rosenthal and George Wells, NU, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2015).
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June 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Measuring oxygen levels in solid tumors
A UChicago team of Nai-Tzu Chen and Chin-Tu Chen contributes to the development of a novel technology allowing them to measure oxygen levels in solid tumors and thus help optimize cancer treatment
Nai-Tzu Chen, a postdoc in Chin-Tu Chen’s lab at UChicago, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2015).
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June 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Screening for cysteine-reactive inhibitors
Stefan Kathman, CBC Scholar, Class of 2014, publishes in Methods in Molecular Biology
Stefan Kathman is a CBC Scholar, Class of Class of 2014.
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June 24, 2019
News
CBC at the 2019 BIO International Convention
CBC Executive Director Jim Audia discusses CBC’s unique role and added value to the translational research scene in Chicago during a panel “Derisking Academic Science: The Unmet Need”
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June 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Tuberculosis (TB) crisis – new drugs desperately needed
CBC three-time Awardee Scott Franzblau, UIC, to lead a team to develop new anti-TB drugs, as part of a multi-institutional project funded by a $28.4 million grant from NIH
Scott Franzblau, UIC, is a recipients of two CBC Catalyst Awards (2009 and 2016) and an HTS Award (2016).
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June 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Piezo1 and lung edema
Three CBC Award recipients, Yulia Komarova, Asrar Malik and Jalees Rehman, UIC, co-authored a recent PNAS publication describing a pressure-sensing protein that may be involved in causing pulmonary edema
Yulia Komarova, Asrar Malik and Jalees Rehman, UIC have many ties to the CBC (see the article for details).
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June 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
A drug combo to help CPR
CBC recent Accelerator Award recipient, Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC, is a co-recipient of a $2.8 million NIH grant to study two drugs that could help survive sudden cardiac arrest
Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC, received a CBC Accelerator Award (2018) and a CBC Catalyst Award (2012).
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June 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
“Touch to kill”
Past CBC Awardee, Tolou Shokuhfar, UIC, received an award from the Chancellor’s Translational Research Initiative Program, to develop nanomaterials capable of killing bacteria on touch
Tolou Shokuhfar, UIC, and a postdoc in her lab, Emre Firlar, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2016).
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June 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Enzyme by Design featured in Crain’s!
Arnon Lavie, UIC, founder, president and CEO of Enzyme by Design, a biotech startup which received CBC support through a CBC Accelerator Award, interviewed by Crain’s Chicago Business
Arnon Lavie, UIC, received a CBC Accelerator Award (2018).
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June 19, 2019
News
Students and professionals pack the room for Joe Moskal’s Fireside Chat
On June 17, the CBC hosted a CBCAN “fireside chat” with Joe Moskal, Chief Scientific Officer of Aptinyx and Professor and Director of the Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics, NU.
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June 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Ecstasy versus Meth
CBC Scholar, Leah Mayo, explores potentially therapeutic and addictive properties of low doses of Ecstasy and Meth, respectively, in two recent publications in Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychopharmacology
Leah Mayo, UChicago, is a former CBC Scholar, Class of 2014.
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June 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Bicistronic expression in cerebellar development and diseases
CBC Awardee, Christopher Gomez, UChicago, explains how two distinct proteins translated from a common mRNA could interplay in the development of the cerebellum and in its pathology
Christopher Gomez, UChicago, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2015); Gomez and Xiaofei Du, UChicago, received a CBC HTS Award (2013).
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June 18, 2019
“in the news”
The CBC-supported Enzyme by Design soars!
CBC Accelerator Award among grants that have contributed to almost $1 million in secured funding by a UIC spin-off company
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June 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Copper centers revealed with top-down mass spectrometry
Three CBC Awards contribute to today’s publication in Nature Communications!
Amy Rosenzweig, Rahul Purohit, Neil Kelleher and Paul Thomas, NU, contributed to the article (for their ties to the CBC please see the article).
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June 17, 2019
News
“Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences”
A collaboration between the CBC, the Graduate School (TGS) at Northwestern and Kellogg, concluded its Alpha offering on June 5, 2019
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June 14, 2019
“in the news”
Chicago Biomedical Innovation Alliance (CBIA) has launched!
CBC Executive Director, Jim Audia, one of the founding members of the CBIA, and the CBC, one of the consortium’s participating organizations
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June 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Germline genetic risk variants and carcinogenesis
Kevin White, CBC Senior Investigator, UChicago and President of Tempus Labs, contributed to a recent study in the International Journal of Cancer, which examined associations between germline variants and somatic mutation signatures in breast cancer across diverse populations and geographic locations
Kevin White, UChicago, received a CBC Resources Fund Award (2006) and became a CBC Senior Investigator.
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June 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Oogenesis — what could possibly go wrong?
In a recent review published in Current Opinion in Cell Biology, Sadie Wignall, Associate Professor at NU and CBC Junior Investigator, discusses oocyte meiosis
Sadie Wignall, NU, received a CBC Resources Fund Award (2011) and became a CBC Junior Investigator.
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June 12, 2019
News
New Catalyst Awards Announced — 26th (Fall 2018) Application Round
The CBC is pleased to announce that two teams received Catalyst Awards in the 26th (Fall 2018) application round
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June 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Noncoding RNA and cancer
CBC Senior Investigator, Kevin White, UChicago and Tempus, demonstrates that post-transcriptional editing of noncoding RNA, seen in many types of cancers, may actually play a role in carcinogenesis itself
Kevin White, UChicago, received a CBC Resources Fund Award (2006), and hence was named the first CBC Senior Investigator.
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June 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Meet a double-agent, MnSOD
David Gius, NU, explains in a recent Nature Communications paper — partially funded by a CBC Catalyst Award — how MnSOD can act as a pro-, or an anti-cancer agent
David Gius, NU, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2015).
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June 4, 2019
“in the news”
CBC Accelerator Award among Enzyme By Design enablers
CBC Accelerator Award winner and founder of the Pitch Perfect-winning startup Enzyme By Design, Arnon Lavie, UIC, explains what’s in the company pipeline and what challenges it may face
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June 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Understanding genetic diversity
CBC Awardee, Eric Andersen, NU, explains in a recent Genome Research publication
Erik Andersen, NU, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2014).
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June 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Introducing Jump-Seq
Lulu Hu, a postdoc in Chuan He’s lab at UChicago and a recipient of a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award, publishes the results of her project in Journal of American Chemical Society
Lulu Hu (postdoc) and Chuan He, UChicago, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2016).
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June 3, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Proteomics of 3D cell cultures
A new method to study proteomics across multilayer cell cultures developed by Bethany Perez-White and Spiro Getsios, in part supported by a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award
Bethany Perez-White (postdoc) and Spiro Getsios, NU, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014; renewed for 2015).
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May 30, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Dissecting the roles of 14(!) BMPs
A CBC Catalyst Award to Tong-Chuan He and Russell Reid, UChicago, contributes to understanding the mechanisms behind bone and other mesenchyme-derived tissues differentiation
Tong-Chuan He and Russell Reid, UChicago, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2013).
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May 24, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Lucky male (mice)
Antibiotic cleanse of gut bacteria reduces Alzheimer’s symptoms in mouse model of the disease but only in male, not in female mice — past CBC awardee, Sangram Sisodia, UChicago, reports
Sangram Sisodia, UChicago, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2008), was an organizer of the 8th Annual CBC Symposium (2010), and an invited speaker at the CBC Demystifying Catalyst Award Program Workshop (2011). Sam also served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board (2008-2012).
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May 23, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Endothelial barrier—tight then leaky
Three CBC affiliates — Andrei Karginov and Asrar B. Malik (UIC), and Teng-Leong Chew (Janelia) — contribute to a new study in Cell Chemical Biology about the endothelial barrier regulation
For the authors ties to the CBC please see the article.
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May 21, 2019
News
CBC attends UChicago’s IT Matters: Driving Research and Discovery
A conversation on research and high performance computing with Rob Gardner and Bob Grossman, a CBC past awardee
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May 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Cells surrounding the cancer promote its spread
Two CBC Awardees, Ernst Lengyel and Raymond Moellering, UChicago, contribute to recent research published in Nature about the role of stroma in facilitating metastasis of ovarian cancer cells
Both, Ernst Lengyel and Raymond Moellering, UChicago, have many ties to the CBC (please see the article for details).
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May 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Serine to treat inflammation?
Two-time CBC awardee Navdeep Chandel, NU, explains in recent Cell Metabolism publication
Chandel received a CBC HTS and a CBC Catalyst Awards(2015 and 2011, respectively), and served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board (2014-2018).
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May 20, 2019
“in the news”
CBC Accelerator Award helps Enzyme By Design win Pitch Perfect!
Arnon Lavie, UIC, founder of the Pitch Perfect-winning startup Enzyme By Design, acknowledges CBC as contributors to the company success
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May 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Nano-hmC-Seal helps identify neuroblastoma biomarkers
Four UChicago scientists with multiple ties to the CBC contribute to a recent study: Bob Grossman, Lucy Godley, Barbara Stranger and Chuan He
Bob Grossman, Lucy Godley, Barbara Stranger and Chuan He, Chicago, have multiple ties to the CBC (see the article for more details) .
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May 17, 2019
“in the news”
Pre-clinical Imaging Consortium (PIC)
Karen Snapp, CBC’s Senior Associate Director, presents at the 5th Annual PIC Meeting held at NU, April 28-30
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May 16, 2019
News
“On the Table” Lunch hosted by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium
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May 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Developing sigma-2 specific probes and therapeutics
CBC Awardee Gary Schiltz, NU, contributes; CBC acknowledged for partial funding of the work recently published in ChemMedChem
Gary Schiltz, NU, received a CBC HTS Award (2016) and as of 2018 has been a member of the CBC Accelerator Award Review Board.
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May 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Kif4’s role in acentriolar oocytes
CBC Junior Investigator, Sadie Wignall, NU, examines the progression of meiosis in live mouse oocytes despite lack of centrioles
Sadie Wignall, NU, is a CBC Junior Investigator, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2016) and was a member of the CBC Catalyst Review Board (2017).
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May 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Battling epigenetic lymphomas
CBC Senior Investigator Neil Kelleher, NU, contributes to a new publication identifying a potential novel therapeutic pathway to treat the so called EZH2 dysregulated lymphomas
Neil Kelleher, NU is a CBC Senior Investigator.
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May 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
To better understand SMA
CBC Catalyst Awardee Yongchao Ma, NU, contributes to a recent publication that explores molecular mechanisms of the spinal muscular atrophy or SMA
Yongchao Ma, NU, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2016).
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May 11, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Will mTORC + cTORC be “it”?
Four CBC affiliates contribute to a new discovery of another TORC protein complex which promises to become a therapeutic target for some of the treatment resistant leukemias
Leonidas Platanias and Elspeth Beauchamp, NU, received a CBC HTS Award (2013), Elizabeth Eklund, NU, received a CBC HTS Award (2013) and Paul Thomas, NU, was an instructor at the CBC Summer Workshops in Proteomics and Informatics (2010-2015).
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May 10, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Understanding bacterial inter-strain competition
Recent CBC Catalyst awardee, Alan Hauser, NU, discusses in Infection and Immunity
Alan Hauser, NU received a CBC Catalyst Award in 2018.
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May 9, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
De novo genes challenge dogmas about evolution
Past CBC Awardee, Manyuan Long, UChicago, demonstrates in a recent Nature and Evolution article, that new genes can develop de novo from noncoding DNA sequences
Manyuan Long, UChicago, received a CBC Catalyst Award in 2007 and a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award in 2014. In addition, he was a speaker at the 7th Annual CBC Symposium (2009).
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May 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Dual cancer therapies
Or, how inhibiting TGF-beta/CD73 pathway reverses an inhibition of anti-tumor T-cell activity. CBC Awardee, Bin Zhang, NU, explains.
Lei Qin (postdoc) and Bin Zhang, NU received a CBC HTS Award (2014).
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May 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Proteoforms explained
A recent review in Proteomics, co-authored by a CBC Senior Investigator and proteomics expert, Neil Kelleher, NU
Neil Kelleher, NU is a CBC Senior Investigator.
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May 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Universities step in to help entrepreneurial faculty
Crain’s Chicago Business provides examples from each of the CBC Universities and the UIUC
Aly Azeem Khan (postdoc) and Cathy Nagler (UChicago) received a CCSB/CBC Fellowship funded by the CBC Lever Award: Chicago Center for Systems Biology (CCSB).
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May 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Solving a part of CRISPR structure
Part of the CRISPR complex structure resolved with help of Gatan 2, a direct electron detector purchased by NU with CBC funds
Alfonso Mondragón, NU, received a CBC Infrastructure Award, (2014), which is acknowledged in the publication. For other Mondragón’s ties to the CBC, please see the full article.
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May 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Nanocarriers could replace surgical skin cancer treatment
CBC Awardees, Amy Paller and Duncan Hieu M. Dam, NU, publish in Materials Chemistry Frontiers, a novel, nanocarriers-based method that could benefit non-melanoma skin cancer treatments
Amy Paller and Duncan Hieu M. Dam, NU, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award, (2015)
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May 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Consider slimming down!
CBC affiliate Ernst Lengyel, UChicago, comments in U.S.News on the rise of obesity-related cancer
Ernst Lengyel, UChicago, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award, (2014, renewed for 2015), a CBC HTS Award (2013), and a CBC Exploratory Workshop Award to organize the CBC Ovarian Cancer Workshop (2013).
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May 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
New generation of fungicides
CBC Catalyst Award winner, Eugene Chang, UChicago, featured by Crain’s Chicago Business for his work on anti-fungal agents
Eugene Chang, UChicago, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2015).
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May 3, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
NAS 2019 election
National Academy of Sciences announced newly elected members, including UChicago professor Matthew Tirrell, a past CBC awardee
Matthew Tirrell, UChicago, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2013) and a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (PDR, 2014).
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April 29, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Enzyme by Design Pitches Perfect!
Woohoo! A start-up led by a CBC Awardee Arnon Lavie, UIC — Enzyme by Design — wins the 2019’s MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect Contest!
Arnon Lavie, UIC has won three CBC Awards: an Accelerator (2018), a Catalyst (2015) and an HTS Award (2013); and, in 2018, helped organize the 16th Annual CBC Symposium.
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April 27, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
In search of treatments for aggressive lymphomas
CBC Postdoctoral Research Award recipient Mark Manzano, and mentor, Eva Gottwein, NU, publish results of a screen designed to identify the mechanisms of drug resistance in primary effusion lymphoma (PEL)
Mark Manzano (postdoc) and Eva Gottwein, NU received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2015, renewed for 2016).
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April 26, 2019
“in the news”
Does CBC matter?
“A definitive YES,” answers Illinois Science & Technology Coalition in the 2019 University Entrepreneurship Index
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April 25, 2019
News
Deerfield returns to Chicago: CBC excited to support West Loop Innovations, a partnership between the University of Illinois at Chicago and Deerfield Management
Announced this week a second Chicago-area partnership with a CBC member institution
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April 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Understanding cell-to-cell communication in cancer
Two CBC awardees, Laura Sanchez and Joanna Burdette, UIC, developed a novel method of sample preparation to detect small molecule exchange using imaging mass spectrometry
Laura Sanchez, UIC, received a CBC Catalyst Award (2016). Joanna Burdette, UIC, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014) and was a speaker at a CBC Scholars “Loop Connections” Seminar (2014).
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April 24, 2019
News
CBC welcomes Eric Schiffhauer, the inaugural CBC-Northwestern Entrepreneurial Fellow
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April 23, 2019
News
CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) meeting: Accelerator Award LOIs Round Three, Part Two
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April 22, 2019
News
Accelerator Awards Announced — 2nd Application Round (Spring 2018)
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April 18, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Extraterrestrial living?
CBC affiliate, Stefan Green, UIC, contributes to the Northwestern University led study of the twins living on Earth and in space, recently published in Science
Stefan Green, UIC, was a panelist at the CBC Tech Day (2014).
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April 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Diverse angles of cancer treatment
Three UChicago scientists with links to CBC, Thomas Gajewski, Melody Swartz and Jeffrey Hubbell discuss different types of cancer treatments and stress the importance of translational research
Thomas Gajewski, Melody Swartz and Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago, have several ties to CBC (please see the article for the details).
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April 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Boosting immunotherapy through increased antigen presentation
CBC multiple awardee Chuan He, UChicago, explains how inhibition of a certain protease pathway in dendritic cells significantly increases antigen presentation causing a much higher immunotherapy efficacy in the melanoma mouse model
Chuan He, UChicago, has several ties to CBC (please see the article for the details).
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April 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
UIC’s TTC-352 and G1T48
Two agents developed by CBC affiliates Debra Tonetti and Greg Thatcher, UIC, tested in clinical trials as potential anti-breast cancer therapeutics
Debra Tonetti and Greg Thatcher, UIC, have several ties to CBC (please see the article for the details).
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April 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
If you ‘jerk,’ you’ll die…
Four past CBC Awardees from Northwestern contribute to this fascinating Nature Communications publication: Andrew Stephens, John Marko, Guillermo Ameer and Vadim Backman
Andrew Stephens, John Marko, Guillermo Ameer and Vadim Backman, NU, have several ties to CBC (please see the article for the details).
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April 12, 2019
News
A CBC-sponsored course, “Preclinical Safety Assessment and Mitigation Strategies in Drug Discovery” with Dr. Bryan Norman, received with enthusiasm
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April 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Meet Aurora, the exascale computer
Two CBC affiliates, Narayanan “Bobby” Kasthuri and Rick Stevens, UChicago, discuss potential research benefits of using Aurora in brain mapping and cancer treatment
Narayanan Kasthuri, UChicago, is a recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2017). Rick Stevens, UChicago, was a co-recipient of a CBC Infrastructure Award (2006) and served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board (2006-2008).
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April 11, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Is it time to eat?
CBC Spark Awardee, Joseph Bass, NU, identifies a subset of neurons in the hypothalamus, that coordinate circadian rhythm-dependent sense of hunger
Joseph Bass, NU was a recipient of a CBC Spark (2011) and a Catalyst (2007) Awards.
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April 8, 2019
News
CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) meeting: Accelerator Award proposals Round Three, Part One
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April 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Keep in line, epithelium!
Deciphering the mechanisms of epithelial migration – CBC Community member Sally Horne-Badovinic, UChicago, publishes in Current Biology
Sally Horne-Badovinic (UChicago) was a speaker at a 2012 CBC Scholars Seminar “Loop Connections.” In 2016, Sally, and her postdoc, Allison Zajac, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (see the article for more details).
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April 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Drug repurposing to treat cancer, Part II
Past CBC Awardee, Marsha Rosner, UChicago, interviewed by Healthline to comment on her recent discovery published in Nature
Marsha Rosner (UChicago) received two Catalyst Awards (2013 and 2009), was an organizer and a speaker at the CBC Exploratory Workshop on Cellular Heterogeneity (2013) and served on CBC Spark and Catalyst Review Boards. (see the article for more details).
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April 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
To the power of drug repurposing
Past CBC Awardee, Marsha Rosner, UChicago, identifies a novel pathway that can be disrupted with known drugs suppressing breast cancer development in animal models
Marsha Rosner (UChicago) received two Catalyst Awards (2013 and 2009), was an organizer and a speaker at the CBC Exploratory Workshop on Cellular Heterogeneity (2013) and served on CBC Spark and Catalyst Review Boards. (see the article for details).
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April 2, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Divertin may stop the…unstoppable
Two CBC Catalyst Awardees, Jerrold Turner and Lawrence Miller, describe Divertin — a novel molecule that effectively stops diarrhea and other symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in animal models
Jerrold Turner (Harvard; at UChicago back then) and Lawrence Miller (UIC) received a CBC Catalyst Award (2008) and have multiple other links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Get to know CADMIM
The UIC’s Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM) has received a 5-year NSF grant; CBC past awardee David Eddington, UIC, among key center researchers
David Eddington, UIC, has multiple links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Don’t forget to brush your teeth!
Two CBC affiliates, Stefan Green and Peter Toth, UIC, contribute to a study on a potential causative link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s
Stefan Green and Peter Toth, UIC, were panelists at the CBC Tech Day (2014); Toth was also an organizer and a speaker at the CBC Exploratory Workshop (2016).
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March 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Unknown proteome discovered
CBC Community member and past awardee, Alexander Mankin, UIC, uncovers cryptic translation sites in bacteria and demonstrates how a single gene can give rise to several distinct proteins
Alexander Mankin, UIC, has multiple links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
AAAS 2018 Fellows, UIC
CBC Awardee and Board member, Wonhwa Cho, named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Wonhwa Cho, UIC, has multiple links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
‘Probability landscape’ of the latent HIV virus re-activation
New insights into eradicating dormant HIV — Past CBC Awardee Jie Liang, UIC, models cellular conditions that could awaken the virus.
Jie Liang, UIC, has multiple links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Tiny biosensors for the tiniest
A CBC community member, Amy Paller, NU, developing wireless sensors to monitor babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units (NICU)
Amy Paller, NU, and her postdoc, Duncan Hieu Dam, received a 2016 CBC Postdoctoral Research Award.
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March 1, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
From bench to market
CBC community members from UChicago contribute to the commercialization pipeline at many different entry points. CBC poised to help.
Three CBC community members are featured: Julian Solway, UChicago, Matt Martin, Polsky Center and Eugene Chang, UChicago (see the article for the details).
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February 21, 2019
News
TGS518 Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences Information Session a Great Success!
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February 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part IV)
More recognition of the pioneering work of the CBC Catalyst Awardee, Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago – The New York Times reports
Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, received a Catalyst Award (2013).
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February 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part III)
Complexity of feeling texture — CBC Catalyst Awardee, Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, has begun to decipher
Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, received a Catalyst Award (2013).
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February 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part II)
CBC Catalyst Awardee, Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, explains the promise and challenges of bionic limbs
Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, received a Catalyst Award (2013).
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February 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part I)
Two CBC Affiliates, Sliman Bensmaia and Nicho Hatsopoulos, UChicago, to lead an NIH-supported project developing mind-controlled limb prosthetics
Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, received a Catalyst Award (2013) and Nicho Hatsopoulos, UChicago, was a speaker at a CBC Scholars-organized “Loop Connections” Seminar (2014).
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February 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
CT45, or cancer/testis antigen 45
Past CBC Awardee, Ernst Lengyel, UChicago, contributes to the discovery of a biomarker that can help predict response to therapy in patient suffering from ovarian cancer
Ernst Lengyel, UChicago received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014, renewed for 2015), A CBC HTS Award (2013) and was both an organizer and a speaker at the CBC Ovarian Cancer Workshop (2013).
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February 18, 2019
News
CBC Welcomes Molly Reese!
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February 15, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Reading your gut’s… RNA
New RNA sequencing technique, developed with the help of CBC affiliate Tao Pan, UChicago, allows evaluation of subtle changes in the gut microbiome in response to environmental changes
Tao Pan, UChicago received two CBC Catalyst Award (2013 and 2006), a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014) and served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board and the CBC Spark Council.
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February 15, 2019
“in the news”
Kidneys in a test tube?
CBC Catalyst Award AND their recipients — Jason Wertheim, NU and Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago — featured in Crain’s Chicago Business for a pioneering work on growing new kidneys
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February 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Kidneys in a test tube?
CBC Catalyst Award AND their recipients — Jason Wertheim, NU and Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago — featured in Crain’s Chicago Business for a pioneering work on growing new kidneys
Jason Wertheim, NU and Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago received a 2016 CBC Catalyst Award. Wertheim and his two postdocs received two Postdoctoral Research Awards (2015 and 2014).
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February 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Microbiome versus Alzheimer’s
Past CBC awardee and board member, Sam Sisodia, UChicago, receives a multimillion grant to study the interplay between the gut microbiome and Alzheimer’s Disease
Sam Sisodia, UChicago, co-organized the 8th Annual CBC Symposium (2010), served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board (2008-2012) and received a 2008 CBC Catalyst Award.
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February 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Dan in a spotlight!
NIH highlights work by CBC Junior Investigator, Daniel Dombeck, NU
Daniel Dombeck, NU, is a CBC Junior Investigator. Since 2017, he has also served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board.
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February 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Boosting malaria vaccine
Two CBC affiliates, Jeffrey Hubbell and Melody Swartz, UChicago, develop a novel system to deliver a malaria vaccine that is more effective than those currently available
Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago is a CBC Catalyst Award recipient (2016). Melody Swartz, UChicago, was an invited speaker at the 9th Annual CBC Symposium (2011).
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February 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Can we predict Alzheimer’s?
CBC Scientific Director, Rick Morimoto, NU, aims to better understand and catch the disease before it develops clinically
Rick Morimoto, NU, is a CBC Scientific Director for NU (2006-present).
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February 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
More accolades for CBC community members
Two CBC affiliates, Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago and Teresa Woodruff, NU, elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago is a CBC Catalyst Award recipient (2016). Teresa Woodruff, NU, actively participated in research developments resulting from two CBC Awards: 2015 Lever and 2009 Spark.
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February 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
UChicago named professorships
Three UChicago faculty with links to CBC receive named, distinguished service professorships: Robert Grossman, Russell Reid and Margaret Gardel
Robert Grossman and Russell Reid are past CBC Awardees (PISF 2006 and Lever 2008, and Catalyst 2013, respectively). Gardel was invited speaker at 2009 CBC Forum. Other links to CBC are listed in the article.
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February 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Macrophages – a dance of life with death
Five (!) CBC community members collaborate on how to speed up heart recovery after an infarct
Five CBC affiliates co-authored a publication attributed to CBC Catalyst Award (2013, to Edward Thorp, NU). See the article for details .
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January 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Cooling to the rescue
CBC Awardee, Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC, named a 2018 Physician AND an Inventor of the Year!
Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC, is a recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2012).
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January 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Lysosomes under surveillance
TWO high-impact publications from the Krishnan lab at UChicago, in Nature Nanotechnology and in Nature Methods, attributed to a recent CBC Catalyst Award!
Yamuna Krishnan, UChicago, is a recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2018), and, with her postdoc, Krishna Dan, of a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2015).
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January 24, 2019
News
Women in Bio, CBC and AbbVie Ventures at BioPathways Event: “2019 JP Morgan Outlook: Challenges for Women in Biotech”
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December 21, 2018
CBC Winter 2018 Newsletter, Vol. 27
CBC-on’s Greetings!
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