- Whole genome resequencing of experimental populations reveals polygenic basis of egg size variation in Drosophila melanogaster
- Nfkb1 is a haploinsufficient DNA damage-specific tumor suppressor
- Potential contribution of anammox to nitrogen loss from paddy soils in Southern China
- Metagenomes from two microbial consortia associated with Santa Barbara seep oil
- Our unique microbial identity
In a study soon to appear in print in the journal Science, IGSB faculty Mike Rust and his team show how the highly unusual movements of a single protein drives the shift from nighttime to daytime biological functions in cyanobacteria.
The circadian clock drives powerful rhythms of rest and activity with your internal clock synchronized with local time. At night, you feel tired and in the morning, you feel ready to take on the world. You get jet lag when your clock — and therefore physiology and metabolism — are out of sync with your environment.
Do building materials affect how bacteria behave? That’s what Jack Gilbert, an environmental microbiologist at the University of Chicago, is investigating. He examines the metabolism of specific microbes under different indoor conditions. He’ll spray bacteria onto a variety of materials, such as steel, wood, and copper, looking for changes in their growth and proliferation, and he’ll adjust certain environmental variables, such as temperature and humidity—things humans like to control.
IGSB core investigator, Dionysios Antonopoulos, has been named ChairElect of the American Society for Microbiology’s Microbial Ecology Section. Dr. Antonopoulos’ research focuses on microbial ecology and using metagenomic enabled approaches to study communities of microbes in a variety of environments.
A recent Nature Communications paper, “Widespread Genetic Epistasis Among Cancer Genes” by IGSB scientists Wang, Fu, McNerney and White merited a significant advances profile in a “Research Highlights: Leveraging Functional Data For Driver Genes” story in the January 2015 issue of Nature Reviews Genetics.
IGSB Core Member Jack Gilbert was honored by Crain’s Chicago Business as a proven leader in his field. Previous winners before their 40th birthday include Barack Obama, Nate Silver, and Kevin White.