Professor Anita S. Chong was named a 2020 AAAS Fellow. Anita Chong, Professor of Surgery, focuses her research on the immunology of how the body tolerates organ transplants, with a particular interest in understanding how inflammation, previous rejection or pregnancies affect tolerance.
The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed. Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here. Also please continue to consult the University and University of Chicago Medicine guidance as appropriate.
Fifth year CMMN student Amelia Joslin was awarded the 2018 Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research from the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). Additionally, she won the overall award among 9 finalist oral presentations at the 2018 ASHG National Meeting. Well done Amelia!
Daniel Ruiz (Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition) is the first author on a study in Diabetes Care linking exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals to disparities in diabetes rates among Latino, African-American, and low-income individuals.
Read a full synopsis of the study and its significance on the Physician's Briefing website.
UChicago Biosciences' distinctive Quantitative Biology Bootcamp at MBL, now in its third year, has been awarded funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is part of the NSF's Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program. IN 2017, IGE funded ten projects that "pilot, test and validate" new methods in graduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Professors Daniel A. Arber (Pathology), Bana Jabri (Committee on Immunology, Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition), Carole Ober (Human Genetics; Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology), and Louis Philipson (Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition) have all received named, distinguished service professorships in 2018.