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Four students receive new BDC Trainee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

The inaugural winners of the Annual BSD Diversity Committee (BDC) Trainee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards have been announced. The graduate student awardees for 2020-21 are Cody Hernandez (Cell and Molecular Biology),...


Silas Busch

Silas Busch Awarded Wayne C. Booth Prize

Silas Busch, Advisor Christian R. Hansel​ in Neurobiology, has been named a 2021 winner of the Wayne C. Booth Prize for Excellence in Teaching, awarded annually to...


Mat Perez-Neut

Mat Perez-Neut Awarded DAB Diversity Award

Mat Perez-Neut, Advisor Yingming Zhao in Cancer Biology, has been awarded the UChicagoGRAD Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) 2021 Diversity Award. The intention of the Diversity...


Santiago Acero-Bedoya

Santiago Acero-Bedoya Awarded DAB Diversity Award

Santiago Acero-Bedoya, Advisor Thomas F. Gajewski​ in Cancer Biology, has been awarded the UChicagoGRAD Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) 2021 Diversity Award. The intention of...


John H.R. Maunsell

John H.R. Maunsell Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Professor John H.R. Maunsell, Neurobiology and Computational Neuroscience, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, joining other scientists and researchers chosen in "recognition of their...


DEIJ Retreat Screenshot

First annual BSD Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) retreat

On April 23, the BSD held its first annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) retreat. Organized by a committee of students and post-docs, the virtual retreat was attended by over 200 BSD faculty, staff and students, and featured a keynote interview with Valerie Jarrett, former...


CCB Student Jill Rosenberg Designs Potential COVID-19 Treatment

Researchers at the University of Chicago, including CCB student Jill Rosenberg, have designed a completely novel potential treatment for COVID-19: nanoparticles that capture SARS-CoV-2 viruses within the body and then use the body’s own immune system to destroy them.

To design the...


Haley Dugan

Immunology student Haley Dugan is part of the Wilson lab team researching COVID-19 to protect against future threats

Immunology researchers isolate antibodies to treat and diagnose COVID-19

University of Chicago researchers have isolated SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies, which have the potential to both treat and diagnose COVID-19. Led by ...


Edwin (Chip) Ferguson, PhD, Appointed as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Congratulations to Edwin (Chip) Ferguson, PhD, for his appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs!

His research at the University of Chicago has primarily focused on embryonic pattern formation in the fruit fly Drosophila. 

Dr. Ferguson has been recognized for excellence in...

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