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Dear Members of the MBM Community,

America aspires to be a land of freedom, equality, and opportunity. But now there has been a crescendo of the repression and violence that led to the successful non-violent defiance of Martin Luther King, …

Meet a Trainee: Karla Ramos-Cruz

Karla Ramos-CruzKarla Ramos-Cruz joined the program as a first-year graduate student in May 16, 2018 and is expected to graduate in 2022. Her major is bioengineering and she completed her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. …

Martha Gillette wins 2021 Vision and Spirit Award

Martha GilletteCongratulations to our PI, Martha Gillette, for winning the 2021 Vision and Spirit Award at Beckman Institute! The annual award recognizes faculty who have fostered collaboration in their research and exemplify the vision of Arnold Beckman, the Institute’s founder.

“She’s …

Meet a Trainee: Jorge Maldonado De-Jesus

Jorge Maldonado De-JesusJorge Maldonado De-Jesus joined the MBM program on May 16, 2018, while a first-year graduate student, and is expected to graduate in 2022. His graduate program is neuroscience and he completed his undergraduate degree in applied biotechnology in the Ana …

MBM Faculty Ranked as Excellent, Fall 2020

Martha Gillette    Brad Sutton    Justin Rhodes

Congratulations to MBM faculty who made the Fall 2020 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students at the University of Illinois! The list is based on the ratings from the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) that students …

Check out our virtual open house!

MBM trainees are creating content to help teach miniature lessons about the brain and give tours of their labs. We’ve put together a few of these in a new page for our website, as a sort of virtual open house.…