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April 18, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Extraterrestrial living?
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
Stefan Green, UIC, was a panelist at the CBC Tech Day (2014).
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April 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Diverse angles of cancer treatment
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
Thomas Gajewski, Melody Swartz and Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago, have several ties to CBC (please see the article for the details).
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April 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Boosting immunotherapy through increased antigen presentation
CBC multiple awardee Chuan He, UChicago, explains 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
Chuan He, UChicago, has several ties to CBC (please see the article for the details).
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April 17, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
UIC’s TTC-352 and G1T48
Two agents developed by CBC affiliates Debra Tonetti and Greg Thatcher, UIC, tested in clinical trials as potential anti-breast cancer therapeutics
Debra Tonetti and Greg Thatcher, UIC, have several ties to CBC (please see the article for the details).
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April 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
If you ‘jerk,’ you’ll die…
Four past CBC Awardees from Northwestern contribute to this fascinating Nature Communications publication: Andrew Stephens, John Marko, Guillermo Ameer and Vadim Backman
Andrew Stephens, John Marko, Guillermo Ameer and Vadim Backman, NU, have several ties to CBC (please see the article for the details).
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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
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April 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Meet Aurora, the exascale computer
Two CBC affiliates, Narayanan “Bobby” Kasthuri and Rick Stevens, UChicago, discuss potential research benefits of using Aurora in brain mapping and cancer treatment
Narayanan Kasthuri, UChicago, is a recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2017). Rick Stevens, UChicago, was a co-recipient of a CBC Infrastructure Award (2006) and served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board (2006-2008).
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April 11, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Is it time to eat?
CBC Spark Awardee, Joseph Bass, NU, identifies a subset of neurons in the hypothalamus, that coordinate circadian rhythm-dependent sense of hunger
Joseph Bass, NU was a recipient of a CBC Spark (2011) and a Catalyst (2007) Awards.
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April 8, 2019
News
CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) meeting: Accelerator Award proposals Round Three, Part One
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April 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Keep in line, epithelium!
Deciphering the mechanisms of epithelial migration – CBC Community member Sally Horne-Badovinic, UChicago, publishes in Current Biology
Sally Horne-Badovinic (UChicago) was a speaker at a 2012 CBC Scholars Seminar “Loop Connections.” In 2016, Sally, and her postdoc, Allison Zajac, received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (see the article for more details).
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April 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Drug repurposing to treat cancer, Part II
Past CBC Awardee, Marsha Rosner, UChicago, interviewed by Healthline to comment on her recent discovery published in Nature
Marsha Rosner (UChicago) received two Catalyst Awards (2013 and 2009), was an organizer and a speaker at the CBC Exploratory Workshop on Cellular Heterogeneity (2013) and served on CBC Spark and Catalyst Review Boards. (see the article for more details).
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April 4, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
To the power of drug repurposing
Past CBC Awardee, Marsha Rosner, UChicago, identifies a novel pathway that can be disrupted with known drugs suppressing breast cancer development in animal models
Marsha Rosner (UChicago) received two Catalyst Awards (2013 and 2009), was an organizer and a speaker at the CBC Exploratory Workshop on Cellular Heterogeneity (2013) and served on CBC Spark and Catalyst Review Boards. (see the article for details).
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April 2, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Divertin may stop the…unstoppable
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
Jerrold Turner (Harvard; at UChicago back then) and Lawrence Miller (UIC) received a CBC Catalyst Award (2008) and have multiple other links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Get to know CADMIM
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
David Eddington, UIC, has multiple links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Don’t forget to brush your teeth!
Two CBC affiliates, Stefan Green and Peter Toth, UIC, contribute to a study on a potential causative link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s
Stefan Green and Peter Toth, UIC, were panelists at the CBC Tech Day (2014); Toth was also an organizer and a speaker at the CBC Exploratory Workshop (2016).
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March 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Unknown proteome discovered
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
Alexander Mankin, UIC, has multiple links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
AAAS 2018 Fellows, UIC
CBC Awardee and Board member, Wonhwa Cho, named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Wonhwa Cho, UIC, has multiple links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
‘Probability landscape’ of the latent HIV virus re-activation
New insights into eradicating dormant HIV — Past CBC Awardee Jie Liang, UIC, models cellular conditions that could awaken the virus.
Jie Liang, UIC, has multiple links to CBC (see the article for details).
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March 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Tiny biosensors for the tiniest
A CBC community member, Amy Paller, NU, developing wireless sensors to monitor babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units (NICU)
Amy Paller, NU, and her postdoc, Duncan Hieu Dam, received a 2016 CBC Postdoctoral Research Award.
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March 1, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
From bench to market
CBC community members from UChicago contribute to the commercialization pipeline at many different entry points. CBC poised to help.
Three CBC community members are featured: Julian Solway, UChicago, Matt Martin, Polsky Center and Eugene Chang, UChicago (see the article for the details).
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February 21, 2019
News
TGS518 Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences Information Session a Great Success!
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February 21, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part IV)
More recognition of the pioneering work of the CBC Catalyst Awardee, Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago – The New York Times reports
Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, received a Catalyst Award (2013).
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February 20, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part III)
Complexity of feeling texture — CBC Catalyst Awardee, Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, has begun to decipher
Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, received a Catalyst Award (2013).
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February 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part II)
CBC Catalyst Awardee, Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, explains the promise and challenges of bionic limbs
Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, received a Catalyst Award (2013).
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February 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Prosthetic limbs getting smarter (Part I)
Two CBC Affiliates, Sliman Bensmaia and Nicho Hatsopoulos, UChicago, to lead an NIH-supported project developing mind-controlled limb prosthetics
Sliman Bensmaia, UChicago, received a Catalyst Award (2013) and Nicho Hatsopoulos, UChicago, was a speaker at a CBC Scholars-organized “Loop Connections” Seminar (2014).
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February 19, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
CT45, or cancer/testis antigen 45
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
Ernst Lengyel, UChicago received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014, renewed for 2015), A CBC HTS Award (2013) and was both an organizer and a speaker at the CBC Ovarian Cancer Workshop (2013).
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February 18, 2019
News
CBC Welcomes Molly Reese!
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February 15, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Reading your gut’s… RNA
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
Tao Pan, UChicago received two CBC Catalyst Award (2013 and 2006), a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014) and served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board and the CBC Spark Council.
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February 15, 2019
“in the news”
Kidneys in a test tube?
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
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February 14, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Kidneys in a test tube?
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
Jason Wertheim, NU and Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago received a 2016 CBC Catalyst Award. Wertheim and his two postdocs received two Postdoctoral Research Awards (2015 and 2014).
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February 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Microbiome versus Alzheimer’s
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
Sam Sisodia, UChicago, co-organized the 8th Annual CBC Symposium (2010), served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board (2008-2012) and received a 2008 CBC Catalyst Award.
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February 13, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Dan in a spotlight!
NIH highlights work by CBC Junior Investigator, Daniel Dombeck, NU
Daniel Dombeck, NU, is a CBC Junior Investigator. Since 2017, he has also served on the CBC Catalyst Review Board.
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February 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Boosting malaria vaccine
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
Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago is a CBC Catalyst Award recipient (2016). Melody Swartz, UChicago, was an invited speaker at the 9th Annual CBC Symposium (2011).
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February 12, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Can we predict Alzheimer’s?
CBC Scientific Director, Rick Morimoto, NU, aims to better understand and catch the disease before it develops clinically
Rick Morimoto, NU, is a CBC Scientific Director for NU (2006-present).
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February 8, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
More accolades for CBC community members
Two CBC affiliates, Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago and Teresa Woodruff, NU, elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Jeffrey Hubbell, UChicago is a CBC Catalyst Award recipient (2016). Teresa Woodruff, NU, actively participated in research developments resulting from two CBC Awards: 2015 Lever and 2009 Spark.
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February 6, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
UChicago named professorships
Three UChicago faculty with links to CBC receive named, distinguished service professorships: Robert Grossman, Russell Reid and Margaret Gardel
Robert Grossman and Russell Reid are past CBC Awardees (PISF 2006 and Lever 2008, and Catalyst 2013, respectively). Gardel was invited speaker at 2009 CBC Forum. Other links to CBC are listed in the article.
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February 5, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Macrophages – a dance of life with death
Five (!) CBC community members collaborate on how to speed up heart recovery after an infarct
Five CBC affiliates co-authored a publication attributed to CBC Catalyst Award (2013, to Edward Thorp, NU). See the article for details .
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January 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Cooling to the rescue
CBC Awardee, Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC, named a 2018 Physician AND an Inventor of the Year!
Terry Vanden Hoek, UIC, is a recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2012).
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January 25, 2019
SUCCESS STORY
Lysosomes under surveillance
TWO high-impact publications from the Krishnan lab at UChicago, in Nature Nanotechnology and in Nature Methods, attributed to a recent CBC Catalyst Award!
Yamuna Krishnan, UChicago, is a recipient of a CBC Catalyst Award (2018), and, with her postdoc, Krishna Dan, of a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2015).
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January 24, 2019
News
Women in Bio, CBC and AbbVie Ventures at BioPathways Event: “2019 JP Morgan Outlook: Challenges for Women in Biotech”
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December 21, 2018
CBC Winter 2018 Newsletter, Vol. 27
CBC-on’s Greetings!
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