- 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.
- SPOP promotes tumorigenesis by acting as a key regulatory hub in kidney cancer.
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.
IGSB investigators Bob Grossman and Megan McNerney
are highlighted in an Outlook Cancer: Bioinformatics profile in the May 29, 2014 issue of Nature.
Barbara Stranger and her lab led analyses of data published in the journal, Science. The report, “Polarization of the Effects of Autoimmune and Neurodegenerative Risk Alleles in Leukocytes,” demonstrates how genetic variations among healthy, young individuals can influence immune cell function. Many of those variants are also genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis later in life, offering new insight into disease pathology.