RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD
World-class researchers from around the world are partnering with Carle Illinois to develop the world’s first research-intensive, engineering-based college of medicine.
Carle Illinois students work hand-in-hand with world-class researchers to receive high-touch guidance and mentorship during their training. As students encounter health care’s greatest challenges, they bring their ideas to the lab, work closely with Research Mentors, and develop high-impact solutions for the world.
As a Carle Illinois student, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities where you will learn and transform your ideas into solutions that improve the health of our diverse global population.
Health Maker Lab
Dream it. Make it. The Health Maker Lab at Illinois is a network of fabrication labs where the only limit to harnessing technology to improve human health is your imagination. Carle Illinois students will bring their ideas to life by engineering new solutions to global health challenges through forward design and synthesis of frontier molecules, cells, tissues and systems that translate to improving human health and well-being.
Molecular prosthetics are small molecules that can replace missing proteins. These molecules can be used to treat diseases caused by protein deficiencies like anemia, cystic fibrosis and heart disease.
By using blood samples and vital sign data from electronic medical records, a team of Illinois researchers was able to identify five key biomarkers to predict sepsis in patients. The biomarker measurements were found to be as predictive as monitoring a patient’s vital signs for hours, time that is crucial for treatment.