• Commensal Bacteria Protect Against Food Allergen Sensitization
  • Lin, Chew, Chockanathan & Rust
  • Jack Gilbert and the Home Microbiome Project
  • October Stranger Colleagues
  • Metazoan Regulation
  • A Comprehensive Nuclear Receptor Network for Breast Cancer Cells
  • Studying the Microbiology of the Indoor Environment
  • Blair Banner
  • Gene Dosage Tips Balance for Cancer in Flies and Humans

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Protein Drives Timekeeping System

Protein Drives Timekeeping System

In a study soon to appear in print in the journal Science, IGSB faculty Mike Rust and his team show how the highly unusual movements of a single protein drives the shift from nighttime to daytime biological functions in cyanobacteria.
The circadian clock drives powerful rhythms of rest and activity with your internal clock synchronized with local time. At night, you feel tired and in the morning, you feel ready to take on the world. You get jet lag when your clock — and therefore physiology and metabolism — are out of sync with your environment.

How Germs Might Shape the Future of Architecture

How Germs Might Shape the Future of Architecture

Do building materials affect how bacteria behave? That’s what Jack Gilbert, an environmental microbiologist at the University of Chicago, is investigating. He examines the metabolism of specific microbes under different indoor conditions. He’ll spray bacteria onto a variety of materials, such as steel, wood, and copper, looking for changes in their growth and proliferation, and he’ll adjust certain environmental variables, such as temperature and humidity—things humans like to control.

Dionysios Antonopoulos Named Chair-Elect

Dionysios Antonopoulos Named Chair-Elect

IGSB core investigator, Dionysios Antonopoulos, has been named ChairElect of the American Society for Microbiology’s Microbial Ecology Section. Dr. Antonopoulos’ research focuses on microbial ecology and using metagenomic enabled approaches to study communities of microbes in a variety of environments.

IGSB Paper Highlighted in Nature Reviews Genetics Journal

IGSB Paper Highlighted in Nature Reviews Genetics Journal

A recent Nature Communications paper, “Widespread Genetic Epistasis Among Cancer Genes” by IGSB scientists Wang, Fu, McNerney and White merited a significant advances profile in a “Research Highlights: Leveraging Functional Data For Driver Genes” story in the January 2015 issue of Nature Reviews Genetics.

IGSB Core Member Recognized by Crain’s “40 Under 40”

IGSB Core Member Recognized by Crain’s “40 Under 40”

IGSB Core Member Jack Gilbert was honored by Crain’s Chicago Business as a proven leader in his field. Previous winners before their 40th birthday include Barack Obama, Nate Silver, and Kevin White.

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