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Labs with Openings for Rotation Students (2022-2023)

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signal, regulation, cancer, genetics, gene, genomics, research Elizaveta Benevolenskaya, PhD
Professor

Mechanisms of promotion of differentiation by retinoblastoma protein (pRB), role of histone demethylases RBP2 and PLU1 in cell fate determination and differentiation in mammalian cells. Global analysis of the transcriptional network regulated by RBP2-related proteins.

Office: 312-413-8947
Lab: 312-413-8962
Email: evb@uic.edu

protein, membrane, infection, drug, research Michael Caffrey, PhD
Professor

Biochemical and NMR studies directed at elucidating the structure and mechanisms of viral proteins.

Office: 312-996-4959
Lab: 312-355-2635
Email: caffrey@uic.edu

protein, regulation, cancer, genetics, gene, genomics, infection, stem, research Konstantinos Chronis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Delineating principles of Stem Cell and iPSC biology and Developmental lineage choice. We employ multi-omic approaches, genome engineering, single cell tool development and computational technologies to delineate the TF-driven mechanisms that determine cell fate specification during mammalian development, cellular reprogramming and cancer. Our ultimate goal is to ad hoc engineer cell types for tissue regeneration

Office: 312-355-8012
Lab: 312-355-8011
Email: chronis@uic.edu
Site: View Lab Website

signal, regulation, cancer, genetics, gene, genomics, stem, research Maxim Frolov, PhD
Professor

Role of RB tumor suppressor pathway in development and cancer. Single cell genomics.

Office: 312-413-5797
Lab: 312-355-0476
Email: mfrolov@uic.edu

protein, signal, cancer, membrane, genomics, infection, neuro, stem, drug, research Vadim Gaponenko, PhD
Professor

Biophysical and biochemical characterization of macromolecular interactions with the emphasis on cancer related proteins.

Office: 312-355-4965
Lab: 312-355-4839
Email: vadimg@uic.edu

signal, regulation, cancer, genetics, gene, genomics, protein, drug, research Nissim Hay, PhD
Distinguished Professor

Mechanisms of cell survival, cell cycle control, metabolism, and genesis of cancer. The PI3K/PTEN/AKT/mTOR signaling. The function of Akt isoforms at the cellular and organismal levels.  

Office: 312-355-1684
Lab: 312-355-2024
Email: nhay@uic.edu

membrane, signal, cancer, infection, neuro, protein, drug, research Shafi Kuchay, PhD
Assistant Professor

Regulation of proteostasis at cellular membranes by ubiquitin ligases and a newly identified GGTase 3. We are particularly interested in uncovering functional involvement in disease (cancer and other disorders).

Office: 312-355-3959
Lab: 312-996-7167
Email: kuchay@uic.edu
Site: View Lab Website

protein, signal, cancer, genetics, gene, research Toru M. Nakamura, PhD
Professor

Roles of Checkpoint Proteins and Chromatin Modifications in Genome Stability, DNA repair and Telomere Maintenance.

Office: 312-996-1988
Lab: 312-413-5084
Email: nakamut@uic.edu
Site: View Lab Website

signal, regulation, cancer, genetics, genomics, infection, neuro, stem, research Jalees Rehman, MD
Benjamin Goldberg Professor and Head

Cell physiology, metabolism of cancer cells, vascular cells, stem cells and gene expression data.

Office: 312-996-5552
Lab: 312-996-0487
Email: jalees@uic.edu Site: View Lab Website

membrane, signal, cancer, genetics, neuro, research Nava Segev, PhD
Distinguished Professor

From Yeast to Human Cells and Disease: 1) Regulation and Coordination of Trafficking Inside Cells: secretion, endocytosis and autophagy; 2) Neurological Disorders (neurodevelopmental and neurodegeneration)-associated mutations in highly conserved genes

Office: 312-355-0142
Lab: 312-413-2471
Email: nava@uic.edu
Site: View Lab Website

Recent Grants

2022
  Benevolenskaya
   (PI/American Lung Assoc/22-24)
  Rehman+Chronis (NIH P01/22-27)
  Nakamura (PI/NIH R01/22-26)
  Rehman (co-PI/NIH R01/22-26)
  Rehman (co-PI/NIH R01/22-26)
  Rehman (co-PI/NIH R33/22-25)
  Segev (PI/NIH R21/22-23)
2021
  Hay (PI/NIH R01/21-26)
  Segev (PI/NIH MIRA/21-26)
  Rehman (PL/NIH P01/21-26)
  Rehman (co-PI/NIH R38/21-25)
  Merrill+Rehman (co-PIs/NSF/21-25)
  Rehman (co-PI/NIH R01/21-24)
  Merrill (PI/NIH R01/21-24)
2020
  Kuchay (PI/NIH ESI-MIRA/20-25)
2019
  Raychaudhuri (PI/NIH MIRA/19-24)
  Hay (PI/NIH R01/19-24)
  Frolov (PI/NIH MIRA/19-24)
  Rehman (co-PI/NIH R01/19-23)
  Merrill (PI/NIH R21/19-21)