- Rhythms in Energy Storage Control the Ability of the Cyanobacterial Circadian Clock to Reset
- Protein quantitative trait loci identify novel candidates modulating cellular response to chemotherapy.
- Ancestral resurrection of the Drosophila S2E enhancer reveals accessible evolutionary paths through compensatory change.
IGSB students in Mike Rust's lab are collaborating on an International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) project about synthetic biology. IGSB team members are using standardized biological parts provided by iGEM and molecular components they have devised to engineer E.coli mutator strains that can optimize the production of a desired metabolite using a novel technique in directed evolution. The team will go to the 2014 iGEM jamboree at MIT to present their research. Participating iGEM teams from around the world will also attend and demonstrate synthetic living systems with innovative functions and capabilities.
IGSB Research Professional, Dr. Audrey Fu, was awarded a K99 NIH grant to support a research project entitled: Causal Inference of Gene Regulatory Networks with Application to Breast Cancer. The aim is to develop statistical models and computational methods for the inference of causal gene regulatory networks. The project will investigate how genetic variation acting on biological networks influences development and progression of diseases, using subtypes of breast cancer as a disease model.
Seven undergraduates in the Conte Center’s Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics REU Program and four undergraduates in the Chicago Center for Systems Biology’s REU Program are working on summer research projects. Both REU groups participated in a journal club at the University of Chicago’s Quad Club.
IGSB Core Member, Mike Rust, was
honored today by being named a Pew
Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the
Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Scholars are
selected by a national advisory committee.
They receive flexible funding over four
years to seed innovation at the start of
independent research careers.