Current News

Publication News: Naba Lab

June 17th, 2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Naba for her contribution to the publication entitled "Systematic Analysis of Actively Transcribed Core Matrisome Genes Across Tissues and Cell Phenotypes" published in Matrix Biology. This study was conducted in collaboration with the Farach-Carson lab at the UT Houston, School of Dentistry and reports the pattern of expression of ECM genes across physiological systems.Read the full story here.

Publication News: Naba Lab

May 31st, 2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Naba for her contribution to a perspective piece on the future of functional proteomics published in Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. Read the full story here.

Publication News: Frasor Lab

May 12th, 2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Jonna Frasor and her team for their latest publication entitled “Endocrine Therapy-Resistant Breast Cancer Cells Are More Sensitive to Ceramide Kinase Inhibition and Elevated Ceramide Levels Than Therapy-Sensitive Breast Cancer Cells”, published in Cancers. This study was conducted in collaboration with the Atilla-Gokcumen lab from University at Buffalo, and the Greene lab from University of Chicago reports a comprehensive sphingolipid profiling of endocrine therapy-sensitive and -resistant breast cancer cells and describes a unique ceramide sensitivity of endocrine therapy-resistant breast cancer cells.. Read the full story here.

Award News: Naba Lab

April 12th, 2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Naba for receiving a 2022 Honoring Our Professors' Excellence (HOPE) award! Launched in 2015, the HOPE awards are presented by UIC Campus Housing to recognize faculty who have made a lasting impact on the lives of Housing residents.

Publication News: Rasenick Lab

April 4th, 2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Rasenick and his team for their latest article entitled “A novel peripheral biomarker for depression and antidepressant response” published in Molecular Psychiatry. This work provides insight on developing a depression biomarker. Read the full article here. Dr. Rasenick was also interviewed on NBC Chicago, WGN9 Chicago and Psychiatric News for his team's latest publication on a biomarker for depression.

Award News: 32nd Physiology Awards Night

March 31st, 2022 - Congratulations to all our award winners from the 32nd Physiology Awards Night. Dr. Jonathan Coloff was the recipient of the Philip K Hawley Distinguished Faculty Award. PhD candidates Anna Barque Falguera and Tung Nguyen won the Mark R Lambrecht and Kate Barany Graduate Student Awards, respectively. The John and Kathy Solaro Endowed Graduate Fellowship was awarded to MD/PhD Candidate Fred Lee. For more information about the awards may be found here.

Publication News: Frasor Lab

March 9th, 2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Semina for her latest paper entitled "Selective pressure of endocrine therapy activates the integrated stress response through NFκB signaling in a subpopulation of ER positive breast cancer cells", published in Breast Cancer Research. This study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Huggins and Dr. Greene from the Department of Cancer at UIC, and Dr. Alarid from the Department of Oncology at UW-Madison. Read the full story here.