Homepage Archives 2019

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2019

Posted: September 16, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: October 8, 2019
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and SmartHealth Activator
▸ Going Big or Small: Strategies for Venture Backed Biotech Startups
Featuring Thong Q. Le, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Accelerator Life Science Partners


September 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
ECM in health and disease
Featuring CBC Catalyst Awardee—Alexandra Naba, UIC
Recent CBC Catalyst Awardee, Alexandra Naba, UIC, reviews current scientific approaches to studying extracellular matrix (ECM) in healthy and pathological tissue samples. Congratulations!
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September 10, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Curious if (or which) viruses live in municipal wastewater treatment plants?
Featuring CBC Catalyst Team—Brian Murphy and Rachel Poretsky, UIC and George Wells, NU
A CBC Catalyst team of Brian Murphy and Rachel Poretsky, UIC and George Wells, NU, reports in Microbial Biotechnology. Congratulations!
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Posted: September 10, 2019
Opportunities
Funding Opportunity – The Tau Pipeline Enabling Program (T-PEP)
The Tau Pipeline Enabling Program (T-PEP) seeks to accelerate the discovery of potential new therapies for tauopathies. The intent of this program is to enrich the pipeline for therapy development by facilitating the translation of academia derived ideas into practical application. In short, it bridges the gap between innovative but resource-constrained researchers and the larger pharmaceutical companies that are looking for drug candidates to be taken into human trials.

The overarching goal of T-PEP is to promote the advanced study of a wide range of novel targets, agents and/or therapeutic strategies that will accelerate the development of disease modifying interventions for tauopathies.

T-PEP is open to researchers at academic institutions as well as small companies. There is no strict cut-off for company size, but preference will be given to companies with 50 or fewer employees.The maximum grant amount is $750,000. Non-profit academic institutions are allowed up to 10% indirect costs; no indirect costs are allowable for for-profit companies. The maximum project duration is 2 years, and there is no minimum time frame. As co-sponsors of the grant program, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Tau Consortium will jointly monitor progress toward project milestones; continued disbursement of funds may be made contingent on demonstrated progress toward key milestones.

LOI Deadline: September 12, 2019, 5:00 PM ET
LOI is now open: https://proposalcentral.com/GrantOpportunities.asp
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Posted: September 10, 2019
Opportunities
Lakeside Discovery and West Loop Innovations announce Fall 2019 RFP
The timeline for the submission cycle is identical for both Lakeside Discovery and West Loop Innovations. RFP opened September 3, 2019; LOIs submissions deadline October 9, 2019.
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September 10, 2019
“In the News”
Circadian rhythm and hunger
Featuring CBC Awardee—Joseph Bass, NU
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. Congratulations!
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Posted: September 9, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: October 22, 2019
UChicago Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy
▸ 7th Annual Research Symposium
Transforming Suicide: Prevention, Care, Research, and Policy


Posted: September 9, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: October 10, 2019
UChicago Neurobiology
▸ The 2019 Carlson Symposium on Neuroscience


September 6, 2019
News
Lakeside Discovery and West Loop Innovations announce Fall 2019 RFP
Featuring Lakeside Discovery and West Loop Innovations
CBC staff members, Karen Snapp and Corinna Kitcharoen in attendance at Lakeside Discovery and West Loop Innovations Information Sessions about the Fall 2019 RFP.
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September 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Introducing a light-operated pacemaker
Featuring CBC Awardee—Bozhi Tian, UChicago
Past CBC Awardee Bozhi Tian, UChicago, develops a wireless silicon nanowire-based pacemaker that is powered by light. Congratulations!
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Posted: September 5, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: September 18, 2019
Women in Bio (WIB)-Chicago
▸ Start-Up Challenge 5.0


September 4, 2019
“In the News”
Softball, CBC and cancer research
Featuring CBC Awardee—Kay Macleod, UChicago
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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Posted: September 4, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: September 4, 2019 @ 12 noon, Baldwin Auditorium, Lurie Research Center, NU
Lakeside Discovery
▸ Information Session


Posted: September 4, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: September 4, 2019 @ 3:30 PM, The Moss Auditorium, UIC College of Medicine Research Building
West Loop Innovations
▸ Information Session for Fall 2019 Proposals


Posted: September 1, 2019
Announcement
RFA: CBC Catalyst Award
Announcing next round of applications
Catalysts are one-time incentive awards (up to $250,000), focused on basic biological/ biomedical research with transformative potential, made to teams with principals and other strong representation from at least two of the CBC institutions.
Application dates for round 29: February 17-21, 2020
▸ Accelerator RFA


August 29, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Does air pollution contribute to psychiatric disorders?
Featuring CBC Awardee—Andrey Rzhetsky, UChicago
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. Recently published in PLoS Biology. Congrats!
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August 29, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Supplementing autologous bone grafts
Featuring CBC Awardees—Guillermo Ameer, NU, Tong-Chuan He and Russell Reid, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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August 22, 2019
“In the News”
Standing for diversity in science
Featuring CBC Executive Director—Jim Audia
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!
Featuring CBC New Team Member—Sheryl Sloan
Sheryl Sloan, MBA, joins the CBC as Executive Assistant to Jim Audia, CBC Executive Director. We are very pleased she has joined our team. Welcome on board!
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August 21, 2019
director’s corner
Can we keep them in Chicago?
Featuring CBC Affiliates—Tom Gajewski and Ben Glick, UChicago, and Rick Silverman, NU
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. Congratulations!
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Posted: August 19, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: September 26, 2019
iBIO
▸ 2019 iCON Awards


Posted: August 19, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: September 16, 2019
iBIO
▸ National Cancer Institute SBIR Grant Funding Workshop


August 19, 2019
OPPORTUNITIES
Job Opportunity: ClostraBio is seeking talented people!
ClostraBio is looking for a Scientific Operations Manager to drive the ongoing development of ClostraBio’s microbiome-modulating technologies. ClostraBio is a preclinical stage company creating new medicines to prevent and treat food allergy. These medicines work by altering the microbiome – the trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and related compounds – that live in the human gut. Founded in 2016 based on groundbreaking work from the University of Chicago, the company has raised $4.6M to date and now supports 4 employees through a sponsored research agreement with the University of Chicago.
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August 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
3D structure of hepatitis A virus IRES: a three-way junction
Featuring CBC Awardee—Joe Piccirilli, UChicago
A CBC Lever Award Pilot Project awarded to Joseph Piccirilli, UChicago, resolved the 3D structure of internal ribosomal entry sites (IRES) of picornaviral RNA. Congratulations!
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August 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Mechanosensitive ion channels & nuclear blebbing
Featuring CBC Awardees—Andrew Stephens and John Marko, NU
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. Congratulations!
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August 9, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
NSF’s ChemMatCARS to receive a second “beamline”
Featuring CBC Affiliates—Ka Yee Christina Lee and Matthew Tirrell, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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August 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
“Medicine in the Fourth Dimension”
Featuring CBC Awardee—Joseph Bass, NU
In a recent review in Cell Metabolism, CBC Spark Award recipient, Joseph Bass, NU, discusses the impact of circadian biology on drug development. Congratulations!
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August 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Gas6, a molecular switch of inflammation
Featuring CBC Awardees—Asrar Malik and Jalees Rehman, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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August 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
New oncogenic driver discovered
Featuring CBC Awardees—Jon Oyer, Jonathan Licht and Neil Kelleher, NU, and Alex Ruthenburg, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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August 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Watching CRISPR in action
Featuring CBC Awardee—Brad Merrill, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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Posted: August 5, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: September 13, 2019
UIC Postdoctoral Association
▸ 3rd Annual Career Development Symposium
Featuring Adam Ruben, PhD, writer, comedian, storyteller, science communicator, and molecular biologist


August 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Pathogenesis of sun-protected melanomas
Featuring CBC Senior Investigator—Kevin White, UChicago
CBC Senior Investigator, Kevin White, UChicago (currently Tempus), investigates genetic heterogeneity of sun-protected melanomas. Congratulations!
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August 2, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Cataloguing Drosophila matrisome
Featuring CBC Awardees—Sally Horne-Badovinac, UChicago and Alexandra Naba, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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August 1, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Protein purification “decision tree”
Featuring CBC Senior Investigator—Neil Kelleher, NU
CBC Senior Investigator Neil Kelleher, NU, contributes to a review in Nature Methods on best practices for protein analysis by top-down mass spectrometry. Congratulations!
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August 1, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Fighting MRSA
Featuring CBC Awardees—Michael Johnson, UIC and Robert Daum, UChicago
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). Congratulations!
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July 30, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Just slow down!
Featuring CBC Scholars—Justin Cassidy and Nicolás Peláez, NU
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! Congratulations!
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Posted: July 29, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: July 31, 2019
Women in Bio, Chicago Chapter
▸ Special Event: Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Business
Featuring Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times Bestselling Author and the creator of the “Side Hustle School” podcast, to talk about his latest book: “100 Side Hustles”
(flyer)


July 26, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Embryonic stem cell defect in autism
Featuring CBC Awardees—Yongchao Ma, NU and Chuan He, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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July 25, 2019
NEWS
The CBC shines in Austria!
Featuring CBC Executive Director—Jim Audia
CBC Executive Director, Jim Audia, among 8 high-ranking US academic representatives invited to visit Austria as part of the US Marshall delegation. Congratulations!
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July 24, 2019
NEWS
40 under 40 Chicago scientists
Featuring seven CBC awardees and affiliates!
The CBC is proud to have supported the research of seven out of 40 under 40 HALO-nominated scientists in Chicago! Congratulations to Bryan Dickinson (UChicago), Brian Murphy, Laura Sanchez and Rui Xiong (UIC), Hien-Ahn Nguyen and Amanda Schalk (Enzyme by Design), Vania Vidimar (NU)!
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Posted: July 23, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: October 12, 2019
HALO
▸ 2nd Annual Halo Awards: Celebrating Heroes of Medicine


Posted: July 18, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: September 10, 2019
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and SmartHealth Activator
▸ Supporting and Accelerating Innovation in Illinois
Featuring Kristi Dula, Deputy Director, Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology – DCEO, State of Illinois


July 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Simulation-based small molecule screen
Featuring CBC Awardees—Elspeth Beauchamp, Matt Clutter, Leonidas Platanias and Gary Schiltz, NU
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. Congratulations!
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July 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Defining the NSD2 interactome
Featuring CBC Awardees—Jonathan Licht and Neil Kelleher, NU
Two CBC Awardees, Jonathan Licht and Neil Kelleher, identify posttranslational modification crosstalk that may play a role in carcinogenesis. Congratulations!
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July 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
New insight into liver cancer treatment
Featuring CBC Awardees—Rick Silverman and Neil Kelleher, NU
CBC Awardee Rick Silverman and a CBC Senior Investigator, Neil Kelleher, NU, collaborate on developing therapeutics for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Congratulations!
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July 3, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
HupY in Streptococcus colonization and heme utilization on mucosal surfaces
Featuring CBC Awardees—Laura Cook and Michael Federle, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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June 26, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Screening for drugs against MERS
Featuring CBC Awardees—Hyun Lee and Michael Johnson, UIC
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). Congratulations!
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June 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Of cleaner water
Featuring CBC Awardees—Alex Rosenthal and George Wells, NU
CBC Postdoctoral Award recipients, Alex Rosenthal and George Wells, NU, study the interaction between biofilm and flocs in waste water purification. Congratulations!
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June 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Measuring oxygen levels in solid tumors
Featuring CBC Awardees—Nai-Tzu Chen and Chin-Tu Chen, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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June 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Screening for cysteine-reactive inhibitor
Featuring CBC Scholar—Stefan Kathman, NU (currently at The Scripps Research Institute)
Stefan Kathman, CBC Scholar, Class of 2014, publishes in Methods in Molecular Biology. Congratulations!
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June 24, 2019
NEWS
CBC at the 2019 BIO International Convention
Featuring CBC Executive Director—Jim Audia
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”. Congratulations!
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June 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Tuberculosis (TB) crisis – new drugs desperately needed
Featuring three CBC Awardee—Scott Franzblau, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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June 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Piezo1 and lung edema
Featuring three CBC Awardees—Yulia Komarova, Asrar Malik and Jalees Rehman, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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June 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
A drug combo to help CPR
Featuring CBC Awardee—Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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June 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
“Touch to kill”
Featuring CBC Awardee—Tolou Shokuhfar, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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June 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Enzyme by Design featured in Crain’s!
Featuring CBC Awardee—Arnon Lavie, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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June 17, 2019
NEWS
Students and professionals pack the room for Joe Moskal’s Fireside Chat
Featuring Joe Moskal, NU and Aptinyx
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 STORIES
Ecstasy versus Meth
Featuring CBC Scholar—Leah Mayo, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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June 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Bicistronic expression in cerebellar development and diseases
Featuring CBC Awardee—Christopher Gomez, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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June 18, 2018
“In the News”
The CBC-supported Enzyme by Design soars!
Featuring CBC Awardee—Arnon Lavie, UIC
CBC Accelerator Award among grants that have contributed to almost $1 million in secured funding by a UIC spin-off company. Congratulations!
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Posted: June 18, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: June 21, 2019
UChicago Neurosurgery
▸ Symposium: Congenital Anomalies of the Nervous System: Important Problems Waiting for a Solution


Posted: June 18, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: June 21, 2019
UChicago Institute for Biophysical Dynamics
▸ Science@the Interface: Machine Learning in Biology


June 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Copper centers revealed with top-down mass spectrometry
Featuring four CBC Affiliates—Amy Rosenzweig, Rahul Purohit, Neil Kelleher and Paul Thomas, NU
Three CBC Awards contribute to today’s publication in Nature. Communications!
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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. The CBC intends to continue our collaboration with Kellogg and TGS and anticipate offering the course in Spring 2020.
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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 14, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: June 18, 2019, 4:00pm, Pancoe 3103, NU Evanston Campus
Department of Molecular Biosciences, NU
Special seminar: Human-based disease modeling and therapeutic development
Featuring Yanhong Shi, PhD, Director, Division of Stem Cell Biology Research, Department of Development and Stem Cell Biology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA


June 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Germline genetic risk variants and carcinogenesis
Featuring CBC Senior Investigator—Kevin White, UChicago
Kevin White, CBC Senior Investigator, UChicago and President of Tempus Labs, contributed to a recent study in the International Journal of Cancer. Congratulations!
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June 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Oogenesis — what could possibly go wrong?
Featuring CBC Junior Investigator—Sadie Wignall, NU
In a recent review published in Current Opinion in Cell Biology, Sadie Wignall, Associate Professor at NU and CBC Junior Investigator, discusses oocyte meiosis. Congratulations!
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June 12, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: November 1, 2019
UICentre & Center for Clinical and Translational Science
▸ Drug Discovery Workshop: Phenotypic Drug Discovery: Why, When and How


June 12, 2019
NEWS
New Catalyst Awards Announced — 26th (Fall 2018) Application Round
Featuring new CBC Catalyst Awardees
The CBC is pleased to announce that two teams received Catalyst Awards in the 26th (Fall 2018) application round. Congratulations!
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Posted: June 12, 2019
Save the date: July 9, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and SmartHealth Activator
▸ Biopathways: Revolutionizing the Fight Against Cancer: An Israeli Perspective
Featuring Prof. Sarit Larisch, University of Haifa.


Posted: June 12, 2019
Save the date: July 9, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
UIC Office of Technology Management
▸ West Loop Innovations Information Session
Learn about the potential funding opportunities for novel drug therapy projects.


June 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Noncoding RNA and cancer
Featuring CBC Senior Investigator—Kevin White, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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June 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Meet a double-agent, MnSOD
Featuring CBC Awardee—David Gius, NU
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. Congratulations!
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June 4, 2019
“IN THE NEWS”
CBC Accelerator Award among Enzyme By Design enablers
Featuring CBC Awardee—Arnon Lavie, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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June 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Understanding genetic diversity
Featuring CBC Awardee—Eric Andersen, NU
CBC Awardee, Eric Andersen, NU, explains in a recent Genome Research publication. Congratulations!
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June 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Introducing Jump-Seq
Featuring CBC Awardees—Lulu Hu and Chuan He, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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June 3, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Proteomics of 3D cell cultures
Featuring three CBC affiliates—Bethany Perez-White, Spiro Getsios and Thomas Paul, NU
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. Congratulations!
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Posted: June 3, 2019
Save the date: June 3, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
BIO International Convention, Philadelphia, June 3-6
▸ Derisking Academic Science: The Unmet Need
Featuring CBC Executive Director Jim Audia


May 30, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Dissecting the roles of 14(!) BMPs
Featuring CBC Awardees—Tong-Chuan He and Russell Reid, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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Posted: May 28, 2019
Save the date: June 4, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Rosalind Franklin University & SmartHealth Activator
▸ BioPathways: The Impact and Future of Cannabis-based Therapeutics
Featuring Dr. Scott, Chief Executive Officer of PharmaCann


May 24, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Lucky male (mice)
Featuring CBC Awardee—Sangram Sisodia, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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May 23, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Endothelial barrier—tight then leaky
Featuring three CBC affiliates—Andrei Karginov and Asrar B. Malik (UIC), and Teng-Leong Chew (Janelia)
Four 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. Congratulations!
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Posted: May 23, 2019
Announcement
RFA: CBC Accelerator Award
Announcing next round of applications
CBC Accelerator Award is a milestone-driven award program (up to $100,000 for 1st year) focused on translational research toward therapeutics or associated biomarkers and diagnostics.
Application dates for round 4 LOIs: November 11-22, 2019
▸ Accelerator RFA


Posted: May 23, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: May 24, 2019
UChicago BSD
▸ The Sixth Annual Janet and Donald Rowley Biological Sciences Collegiate Honors Symposium
on Carl Sagan, SB’55’s maxim, “It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.”


May 21, 2019
NEWS
CBC attends UChicago’s IT Matters: Driving Research and Discovery
Featuring CBC Awardee—Bob Grossman, UChicago
A conversation on research and high performance computing with Rob Gardner and Bob Grossman, a CBC past awardee. Congratulations!
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May 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Cells surrounding the cancer promote its spread
Featuring two CBC Awardees—Ernst Lengyel and Raymond Moellering, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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Posted: May 21, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: July 19, 2019
UIC College of Pharmacy and Chicago Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group
▸ Chicago Mass Spec Day
Keynote speaker: Yue Chen, University of Minnesota.


May 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Serine to treat inflammation?
Featuring CBC Awardee—Navdeep Chandel, NU
Two-time CBC awardee Navdeep Chandel, NU, explains in recent Cell Metabolism publication. Congratulations!
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May 20, 2019
“IN THE NEWS”
CBC Accelerator Award helps Enzyme By Design win Pitch Perfect!
Featuring CBC Awardee—Arnon Lavie, UIC
Arnon Lavie, UIC, founder of the Pitch Perfect-winning startup Enzyme By Design, acknowledges CBC as contributors to the company success. Congratulations!
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May 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Nano-hmC-Seal helps identify neuroblastoma biomarkers
Featuring four CBC Awardees and Affiliates—Bob Grossman, Lucy Godley, Barbara Stranger and Chuan He, UChicago
Four UChicago scientists with multiple ties to the CBC contribute to a recent study: Bob Grossman, Lucy Godley, Barbara Stranger and Chuan He. Congratulations!
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May 17, 2019
“IN THE NEWS”
Pre-clinical Imaging Consortium (PIC)
Featuring CBC Senior Associate Director—Karen Snapp, CBC
Karen Snapp, CBC’s Senior Associate Director, presents at the 5th Annual PIC Meeting held at NU, April 28-30, “Chicago Biomedical Consortium: Supporting Basic Biomedical and Translational Research.”
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May 16, 2019
NEWS
“On the Table” Lunch hosted by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium
The On the Table series was launched by The Chicago Community Trust in 2015. The theme for this year’s “On the Table” event was: Memo to the Mayor. The CBC hosted an “On the Table” luncheon at The Grill on the Alley restaurant in downtown Chicago on May 14th.
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May 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Developing sigma-2 specific probes and therapeutics
Featuring CBC Awardee—Gary Schiltz, NU
CBC Awardee Gary Schiltz, NU, contributes; CBC acknowledged for partial funding of the work recently published in ChemMedChem. Congratulations!
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May 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Kif4’s role in acentriolar oocytes
Featuring CBC Junior Investigator—Sadie Wignall, NU
CBC Junior Investigator, Sadie Wignall, NU, examines the progression of meiosis in live mouse oocytes despite lack of centrioles. Congratulations!
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Posted: May 14, 2019
Save the date: May 16, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Chicago Council on Science and Technology
▸ The Long and Short of Proteomics: How Proteins Shape Who We Are
Featuring Neil Kelleher, NU, & Luke Mircovic, former NU Wildcat.


May 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Battling epigenetic lymphomas
Featuring CBC Senior Investigator—Neil Kelleher, NU
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. Congratulations!
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May 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
To better understand SMA
Featuring CBC Awardee—Yongchao Ma, NU
CBC Catalyst Awardee Yongchao Ma, NU, contributes to a recent publication that explores molecular mechanisms of the spinal muscular atrophy or SMA. Congratulations!
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May 11, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Will mTORC + cTORC be “it”?
Featuring four CBC Awardees and Affiliates—Leonidas Platanias, Elspeth Beauchamp, Elizabeth Eklund and Paul Thomas, NU
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. Congratulations!
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May 10, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Understanding bacterial inter-strain competition
Featuring CBC Awardee—Alan Hauser, NU
Recent CBC Catalyst awardee, Alan Hauser, NU, discusses in Infection and Immunity. Congratulations!
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May 9, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
De novo genes challenge dogmas about evolution
Featuring CBC Awardee—Manyuan Long, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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May 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Dual cancer therapies
Featuring CBC Awardees—Lei Qin and Bin Zhang, NU
Or, how inhibiting TGF-beta/CD73 pathway reverses an inhibition of anti-tumor T-cell activity. CBC Awardee, Bin Zhang, NU, explains. Congratulations!
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May 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Proteoforms explained
Featuring CBC Awardee—Neil Kelleher, NU
A recent review in Proteomics, co-authored by a CBC Senior Investigator and proteomics expert, Neil Kelleher, NU. Congratulations!
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Posted: May 7, 2019
Save the date: May 28, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
INVO & Lakeside Discovery Seminar
▸ Transforming Antibodies into Drugs


Posted: Posted: May 7, 2019
Save the date: June 5, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
UChicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
▸ George Shultz Innovation Fund Finals – Spring 2019


May 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Universities step in to help entrepreneurial faculty
Featuring CBC Affiliate—Cathy Nagler, UChicago
Crain’s Chicago Business provides examples from each of the CBC Universities and the UIUC. CBC affiliate Cathy Nagler, UChicago, featured. Congratulations!
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May 7, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Solving a part of CRISPR structure
Featuring CBC Awardee—Alfonso Mondragón, NU
Part of the CRISPR complex structure resolved with help of Gatan 2, a direct electron detector purchased by NU with CBC funds. Congratulations!
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May 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Nanocarriers could replace surgical skin cancer treatment
Featuring CBC Awardees—Amy Paller and Duncan Hieu M. Dam, NU
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. Congratulations!
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May 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Consider slimming down!
Featuring CBC Awardee—Ernst Lengyel, UChicago
CBC affiliate Ernst Lengyel, UChicago, comments in U.S.News on the rise of obesity-related cancer. Congratulations!
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May 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
New generation of fungicides
Featuring CBC Awardee—Eugene Chang, UChicago
CBC Catalyst Award winner, Eugene Chang, UChicago, featured by Crain’s Chicago Business for his work on anti-fungal agents. Congratulations!
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May 3, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
NAS 2019 election
Featuring CBC Awardee—Matthew Tirrell, UChicago
National Academy of Sciences announced newly elected members, including UChicago professor Matthew Tirrell, a past CBC awardee. Congratulations!
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Posted: May 3, 2019
Save the date: May 1 – June 1, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
UChicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
▸ UChicago Innovation Fest


Posted: May 3, 2019
Save the date: June 13, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Women in Bio (WIB) – Chicago & iBIO
▸ UNWIND
A life science networking event for those who love life


Posted: May 3, 2019
Save the date: May 23, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Women in Bio (WIB) – Chicago
▸ The Art of Handling Challenging Conversations


Posted: May 3, 2019
Save the date: May 10, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
UChicago Department of Neurology
▸ 2019 Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience: The Science of Cannabis


April 29, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Enzyme by Design Pitches Perfect!
Featuring CBC Awardee—Arnon Lavie, UIC
Woohoo! A start-up led by a CBC Awardee Arnon Lavie, UIC — Enzyme by Design — wins the 2019’s MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect Contest! Congratulations!
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April 27, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
In search of treatments for aggressive lymphomas
Featuring CBC Awardees—Mark Manzano and Eva Gottwein, NU
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). Congratulations!
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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 STORIES
Understanding cell-to-cell communication in cancer
Featuring two CBC Awardees—Laura Sanchez and Joanna Burdette, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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April 24, 2019
NEWS
CBC welcomes Eric Schiffhauer, the inaugural CBC-Northwestern Entrepreneurial Fellow
Featuring CBC Awardee-Eric Schiffhauer
The CBC is delighted to introduce Eric Schiffhauer, the inaugural CBC-Northwestern Entrepreneurial Fellow (EF).
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April 23, 2019
NEWS
CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) meeting: Accelerator Award LOIs Round Three, Part Two
Featuring five teams that submitted the LOIs in Round 3
Round 3 of the CBC’s Accelerator Award program continues to progress. Five new teams presented their LOIs at CBCAN meeting, April 16, 2019.
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April 22, 2019
NEWS
Accelerator Awards Announced — 2nd Application Round (Spring 2018)
Featuring four new CBC Accelerator Award recipients
Four winners of the CBC Accelerator Award, application round 2, are: Tsutomu Kume, NU, Shiva Shahrara, UIC, Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC and Gregory Thatcher, UIC. Congratulations!
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April 18, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Extraterrestrial living?
Featuring CBC Affiliate—Stefan Green, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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Posted: April 18, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: July 23 – July 25, 2019
UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science
▸ Short Course in Clinical and Translational Research Methods


Posted: April 18, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: May 21, 2019
UIC School of Dentistry
▸ UIC Aging & Health Symposium


Posted: April 18, 2019
Save the date: May 14, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and SmartHealth Activator
▸ BioPathways: Marketing Illinois Globally: Challenges and Opportunities
Featuring Mark Peterson, President & CEO, Intersect Illinois.


April 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Diverse angles of cancer treatment
Featuring three CBC Affiliates—Thomas Gajewski, Melody Swartz and Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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April 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Boosting immunotherapy through increased antigen presentation
Featuring CBC Awardee—Chuan He, UChicago
CBC multiple awardee Chuan He, UChicago, explains [in a Nature paper] 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. Congratulations!
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April 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
UIC’s TTC-352 and G1T48
Featuring two CBC Awardees—Debra Tonetti and Greg Thatcher, UIC
Two agents developed by CBC affiliates Debra Tonetti and Greg Thatcher, UIC, tested in clinical trials as potential anti-breast cancer therapeutics. Congratulations!
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April 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
If you ‘jerk,’ you’ll die…
Featuring four CBC Awardees—Andrew Stephens, John Marko, Guillermo Ameer and Vadim Backman, NU
Four past CBC Awardees from Northwestern contribute to this fascinating Nature Communications publication: Andrew Stephens, John Marko, Guillermo Ameer and Vadim Backman. Congratulations!
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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
The CBC hosted a day-and-a-half workshop with Dr. Bryan Norman, Norman Drug Discovery Training and Consulting, at MATTER on April 9-10.
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April 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Meet Aurora, the exascale computer
Featuring two CBC Awardees—Narayanan “Bobby” Kasthuri and Rick Stevens, UChicago
Two CBC affiliates, Narayanan “Bobby” Kasthuri and Rick Stevens, UChicago, discuss potential research benefits of using Aurora in brain mapping and cancer treatment.
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April 11, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Is it time to eat?
Featuring CBC Awardee—Joseph Bass, NU
CBC Spark Awardee, Joseph Bass, NU, identifies a subset of neurons in the hypothalamus, that coordinate circadian rhythm-dependent sense of hunger. Congratulations!
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Posted: April 11, 2019
Save the date: April 28-30, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Center for Advancing Molecular Imaging at Northwestern University
▸ 5th Annual Preclinical Imaging Consortium (PIC) Conference
Note: CBC’s own Karen Snapp will present on April 30: “Tech Transfer & Chicago Biomedical Consortium”


April 8, 2019
NEWS
CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) meeting: Accelerator Award proposals Round Three, Part One
Part I of the third round of the CBC Accelerator Award Letter of Intent Presentations took place at the CBCAN, March 26, 2019.
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April 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Keep in line, epithelium!
Featuring CBC Awardee—Sally Horne-Badovinic, UChicago
Deciphering the mechanisms of epithelial migration – CBC Community member Sally Horne-Badovinic, UChicago, publishes in Current Biology. Congratulations!
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April 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Drug repurposing to treat cancer, Part II
Featuring CBC Awardee—Marsha Rosner, UChicago
Past CBC Awardee, Marsha Rosner, UChicago, interviewed by Healthline to comment on her recent discovery published in Nature. Congratulations!
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April 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
To the power of drug repurposing
Featuring CBC Awardee—Marsha Rosner, UChicago
Past CBC Awardee, Marsha Rosner, UChicago, identifies a novel pathway that can be disrupted with known drugs suppressing breast cancer development in animal models. Congratulations!
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Posted: April 3, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: May 2, 2019
NU Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
▸ Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research Workforce Conference (EQuaTR)


April 2, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Divertin may stop the…unstoppable
Featuring two CBC Awardees—Jerrold Turner, Harvard; at UChicago at the time of the award, and Lawrence Miller, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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Posted: Apr. 1, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: April 9, 2019
Rosalind Franklin University & SmartHealth Activator
▸ Scaling a New Specialty Pharma Company
Featuring Sean Brynjelsen, CEO, Eton Pharmaceuticals


March 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Get to know CADMIM
Featuring CBC Awardee—David Eddington, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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March 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Don’t forget to brush your teeth!
Featuring two CBC Affiliates—Stefan Green and Peter Toth, UIC
Two CBC affiliates, Stefan Green and Peter Toth, UIC, contribute to a study on a potential causative link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s. Congratulations!
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March 21, 2019 (orig. posted Dec. 12, 2018)
ANNOUNCEMENT
UPDATE:
17th Annual CBC Symposium (2019)
▸ The impact of machine learning and AI on biomedicine
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Location: UChicago Campus
Organizers: Bob Grossman (UChicago), Alex Leow (UIC) and Yuan Luo (NU)
More information coming up soon!


March 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Unknown proteome discovered
Featuring CBC Awardee—Alexander Mankin, UIC
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. Congratulations!
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March 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
AAAS 2018 Fellows, UIC
Featuring CBC Awardee—Wonhwa Cho, UIC
CBC Awardee and Board member, Wonhwa Cho, UIC, named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Congratulations!
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March 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
‘Probability landscape’ of the latent HIV virus re-activation
Featuring CBC Awardee—Jie Liang, UIC
New insights into eradicating dormant HIV — Past CBC Awardee Jie Liang, UIC, models cellular conditions that could awaken the virus. Congratulations!
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March 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Tiny biosensors for the tiniest
Featuring CBC Awardee—Amy Paller, NU
A CBC community member, Amy Paller, NU, developing wireless sensors to monitor babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Congratulations!
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Posted: March 6, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: April 17, 2019
WIB-Chicago
▸ Optimizing Your Drug Pipeline – Development through Commercialization
Featuring Sharon Ayd, Ph.D., MBA, CEO, Ayd BioPharma Consulting Group


Posted: March 6, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: March 25, 2019
WIB-Chicago
▸ Overcoming Gender Bias in the Workplace
Featuring Andie Kramer, author of “Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work”


Posted: March 5, 2019
Announcement
CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN): CBC Accelerator Award LOI Presentations
The following two CBCAN meetings will be dedicated to the presentations of the CBC Accelerator Award Letters of Intent (LOIs), Round 3. Both meetings will take place in Chicago downtown from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.
(Presentations: 4:00 – 6:00 PM; Networking Reception: 6:00 – 7:00 PM).

  • CBC Accelerator Award Program, Rd. 3: LOI Presentations (PART I)
    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    @NMH: Feinberg Pavilion
  • CBC Accelerator Award Program, Rd. 3: LOI Presentations (PART II)
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    @NMH: Prentice Women’s Hospital

You can register for either or for both CBCAN meetings. Due to the confidential nature of the presentations, CBC requires all CBCAN participants to sign a Confidentiality Agreement that is included on the registration form.

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▸ Register here


Posted: March 4, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: April 16, 2019
UChicago Microbiome Center
▸ 2019 Microbiome Center Research Symposium


March 1, 2019, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
From bench to market
Featuring three CBC affiliates—Julian Solway and Eugene Chang, UChicago, and Matt Martin, Polsky Center
CBC community members from UChicago contribute to the commercialization pipeline at many different entry points. CBC poised to help.
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February 27, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT (an update)
TGS & CBC Course
Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences

The Graduate School (TGS) of Northwestern in conjunction with CBC is offering a new course which will take place April 3 – June 5 on Wednesday evenings, 5 – 8PM in Wieboldt Hall on the NU Chicago campus (room TBD). The course will focus on the commercialization of life science research with an emphasis on intellectual property. Kellogg faculty will organize and teach the course in collaboration with representatives from the CBC and TGS. Students from all 3 CBC universities can attend; NU graduate students can register for credit and UChicago and UIC graduate students are invited to attend/audit the course.
Registration for “Commercialization in Context: Life Science” (TGS518) Spring Quarter 2019 is open from Feb 26th until March 20, 2019.
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▸ Register here


February 22, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: April 15, 2019
UIC College of Dentistry and Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion, and Nanomedicine (IBTN)
▸ 8th Annual IBTN Symposium: Advances in Diagnostics and Sensor Technology in Healthcare


February 21, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT (an update)
TGS & CBC Course
Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences

The Graduate School (TGS) of Northwestern in conjunction with CBC is offering a new course which will take place April 3 – June 5 on Wednesday evenings, 5 – 8PM in Wieboldt Hall on the NU Chicago campus (room TBD). The course will focus on the commercialization of life science research with an emphasis on intellectual property. Kellogg faculty will organize and teach the course in collaboration with representatives from the CBC and TGS. Students from all 3 CBC universities can attend; NU graduate students can register for credit and UChicago and UIC graduate students are invited to attend/audit the course.
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February 21, 2019
NEWS
TGS518 Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences Information Session a Great Success!
An Information Session on an upcoming course, TGS518 Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences, was held yesterday, February 20th at NU Chicago campus.
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February 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part IV)
Featuring CBC Awardee—Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago
More recognition of the pioneering work of the CBC Catalyst Awardee, Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago – The New York Times reports. Congratulations!
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February 20, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: March 12, 2019
Rosalind Franklin University and SmartHealth Activator
▸ Challenges Commercializing University Research & Technology
Featuring Alicia Löffler, Associate Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NU


February 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part III)
Featuring two CBC Awardees—Sliman Bensmaia and Nicho Hatsopoulos, UChicago
Complexity of feeling texture — CBC Catalyst Awardee, Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, has begun to decipher. Congratulations!
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February 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part II)
Featuring CBC Awardee—Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago
CBC Catalyst Awardee, Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, explains the promise and challenges of bionic limbs. Congratulations!
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February 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part I)
Featuring two CBC Awardees—Sliman Bensmaia and Nicho Hatsopoulos, UChicago
Two CBC Affiliates, Sliman Bensmaia and Nicho Hatsopoulos, UChicago, to lead an NIH-supported project developing mind-controlled limb prosthetics. Congratulations!
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February 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
CT45, or cancer/testis antigen 45
Featuring CBC Awardee—Ernst Lengyel, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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February 18, 2019
NEWS
▸ CBC Welcomes Molly Reese!
Featuring CBC new hire—Molly Reese, CBC
The CBC is pleased to welcome Molly Reese to our ‘family’ as Executive Assistant. Molly will be based within the CBC suite of offices at the NU Evanston campus and will provide high level support for CBC Executive Director, Jim Audia.
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February 15, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Reading your gut’s… RNA
Featuring two CBC Awardees—Tao Pan and Eugene Chang, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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February 15, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: February 22, 2019
Organizer: UIC College of Pharmacy
18th Annual Webster-Sibilsky Lectureship
▸ From JANUVIA to MARIZEV (Omarigliptin), a Once Weekly DPP-4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Diabetes
Featuring Ann Weber, PhD, SVP-Kallyope


February 14, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: February 19, 2019
Organizar: Halo
▸ 2019 Halo Awards – Volunteer Info Session


February 14, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT
NEW FUNDING PROGRAM — RFA: Entrepreneurial Fellows
CBC invites applications to the new CBC-Northwestern University Entrepreneurial Fellows (EF) Award program

The EF program identifies and supports the professional development of academic researchers who are keen to develop skills and experiences needed to move translational projects from a university lab towards commercialization and potentially into a Chicago-based biotech start-up. Recent PhD and/or MD/PhD recipients who have a strong interest and passion for driving innovative and transformational biomedical research from the university towards clinical and ultimately commercial applications are eligible to apply to the program.
Applications for the initial class of Entrepreneurial Fellows will be accepted on the rolling basis until May 1, 2019 or until the positions are filled.

▸ Entrepreneurial Fellows RFA


February 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Kidneys in a test tube?
Featuring two CBC Awardees—Jason Wertheim, NU and Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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February 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Microbiome versus Alzheimer’s
Featuring CBC Awardee—Sam Sisodia, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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February 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Dan in a spotlight!
Featuring CBC Junior Investigator—Daniel Dombeck, NU
NIH highlights work by CBC Junior Investigator, Daniel Dombeck, NU. Congratulations!
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February 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Boosting malaria vaccine
Featuring two Affiliates—Jeffrey Hubbell and Melody Swartz, UChicago
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. Congratulations!
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February 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Can we predict Alzheimer’s?
Featuring CBC Scientific Director—Rick Morimoto, NU
CBC Scientific Director, Rick Morimoto, NU, aims to better understand and catch the disease before it develops clinically. Congratulations!
▸ Read more


February 11, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT
TGS & CBC Course
Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences

The Graduate School (TGS) of Northwestern in conjunction with CBC is offering a new course which will take place April 3 – June 5 on Wednesday evenings, 5 – 8PM in Weiboldt Hall on the NU Chicago campus (room TBD). The course will focus on the commercialization of life science research with an emphasis on intellectual property. Kellogg faculty will organize and teach the course in collaboration with representatives from the CBC and TGS. Students from all 3 CBC universities can attend; NU graduate students can register for credit and UChicago and UIC graduate students are invited to attend/audit the course.
An information session describing the course will be held on Wednesday, February 20th in Weiboldt Hall (340 East Superior Street), Room 150 from 12 noon – 1PM.

▸ View the flyer!


February 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
More accolades for CBC community members
Featuring two CBC Affiliates—Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago and Teresa Woodruff, NU
Two CBC affiliates, Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago and Teresa Woodruff, NU, elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Congratulations!
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February 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
UChicago named professorships
Featuring CBC Affiliates—Robert Grossman, Russell Reid and Margaret Gardel, UChicago
Three UChicago faculty with links to CBC receive named, distinguished service professorships: Robert Grossman, Russell Reid and Margaret Gardel. Congrats!
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February 5, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: February 28, 2019
Organizer: WIB-Chicago
▸ Leading with Equity: The Road To Improved Health Outcomes


February 5, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
UIC Breast Cancer Group
▸ Annual Breast Cancer Research Symposium


February 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Macrophages – a dance of life with death
Featuring CBC Awardee—Edward Thorp, NU, and another four CBC Affiliates
Five (!) CBC community members collaborate on how to speed up heart recovery after an infarct. Congratulations!
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February 4, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Rosalind Franklin University and SmartHealth Activator
▸ Biopathways: Angel Investing in Chicago
Featuring Suzanne Reade, President, Chicago ArchAngels


January 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Cooling to the rescue
Featuring CBC Awardee—Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC
CBC Awardee, Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC, named a 2018 Physician AND an Inventor of the Year! Congratulations!
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January 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORIES
Lysosomes under surveillance
Featuring CBC Awardee—Yamuna Krishnan, UChicago
TWO high-impact publications from the Krishnan lab at UChicago, in Nature Nanotechnology and in Nature Methods, attributed to a recent CBC Catalyst Award! Congratulations!
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January 24, 2019
NEWS
Women in Bio, CBC and AbbVie Ventures at BioPathways Event
The event, titled “2019 JP Morgan Outlook: Challenges for Women in Biotech,” featured Margarita Chavez, Managing Director, AbbVie Ventures and was moderated by Nancy Tyrrell, President, Women in Bio and ADTA, CBC.
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January 18, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Rosalind Franklin University and Smart Health Activator
Save the date: July 14-18, 2019, LA
▸ Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC)
Deadline for abstracts: Jan. 28, 2019


January 18, 2019
Opportunities
2019 Award Competition: Development of Point-Of-Care Testing for HIV and Co-Morbidities for Use in Low and Middle Income Countries
The NIBIB-funded Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern University (C-THAN) seeks collaborative research projects to develop novel point-of-care technologies (POCT) aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment monitoring of HIV/AIDS and co-morbidities in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). If successful, projects should be viable candidates for commercial development. Awards will be up to $100,000.
▸ Learn more


January 10, 2019
Community, Biotech & Entrepreneurship
Save the date: January 15, 2019
Rosalind Franklin University and SmartHealth Activator
▸ Biopathways: 2019 JP Morgan Outlook: Challenges for Women in Biotech
Featuring Margarita Chavez, Managing Director, AbbVie Ventures and moderated by Nancy Tyrrell, President, Women in Bio, Chicago Chapter, and Associate Director, Translational Activities, Chicago Biomedical Consortium


December 21, 2018
NEWSLETTER
CBC-on’s Greetings!
2018 has been a great year for the CBC and we have much to be thankful for. Here are some highlights we are happy to share with you!
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