Today, the highly-selective Carle Illinois College of Medicine has extended offers of admission to its first 32 students.
Researchers, including Carle Illinois College of Medicine research mentor Wilfred van der Donk, say they can now produce a vast library of unique cyclic compounds, some with the capacity to interrupt specific protein-protein interactions that play a role in disease. The new compounds have cyclic structures that give them stability and enhance their ability to bind to their targets.
Rashid Bashir, executive associate dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and Grainger Distinguished Chair of Bioengineering has been selected as a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) fellow, in recognition of his research contributions in the broad field of BioMEMS and biomedical nanotechnology.
In his role as a medical education facilitator, Dr. Kashif Ahmad says he is excited to develop different teaching techniques that enhance students’ learning and contribute to the new college of medicine’s engineering-infused curriculum. Read more on his research below.
Martin Burke, Carle Illinois Dean for Research and professor of chemistry has been named a University Scholar, a program that recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.
When engineers are immersed in medical problems, it’s a strong step toward engineering-infused solutions. Bioengineering at Illinois is working toward a curriculum overhaul that provides clinical experience for students early in their education, allowing them to engage with health care challenges and propel them to imagine the possibilities that can come out of engineering-based solutions.
A Carle Illinois College of Medicine Executive Associate Dean, Dr. Rashid Bashir, collaboration with Mayo has demonstrated a novel gene expression analysis technique that can accurately measure levels of RNA quickly and directly from a cancerous tissue sample while preserving the spatial information across the tissue.