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East Meets West: Why are athletes strong and fast?

What role does gut bacteria play in making athletes strong and fast? UIC doctoral student Jarrad Hampton-Marcell will use a $100,000 citizen-science grant from uBiome, a microbial genomics company, to examine that question. Hampton-Marcell was selected for the grant by a public vote during the uBiome Microbiome Research Grant Competition....

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April News

Dr. Poretsky traveled to the Manchester Research Station in Seattle, WA in March to help kick off the first microbial set of experiments for our NOAA-funded aquaculture project. Graduating senior Mark Ciesielski presented his research at the UIC Research Forum on April 12, 2016. His poster was entitled: “UV Disinfection Impacts on Microbial Tetracycline Resistance and Functional Gene Expression." Congratulations to Mark, too, for being invited to join Phi Beta Kappa and for being nominated for an undergraduate Elmer Hadley Award! This award is given to a student with high academic...

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Honors College Capstone Research

Hillary Pham and Jennifer Arista presented posters of their Honors College Capstone research at the UIC Undergraduate Research Forum. Hillary and Jennifer were beneficiaries of an Honors College Faculty Fellow Small Grant awarded to Dr. Poretsky in June 2015 to investigate microbial diversity in the Chicago River....

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CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant!

Dr. Binh Chu received a CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant to characterize and quantify antibiotic resistance genes in Lake Michigan. Binh Chu's project is "Digital PCR to assess the abundance of antibiotic resistance genes in Lake Michigan."...

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Mapping The Urban Genome

Dr. Poretsky and Adit Chaudhary presented research at the NY Academy of Sciences conference on Microbes in the city: mapping the urban genome. Adit presenred a poster on the “Impact of Rainfall Induced Combined Sewer Overflow Event on the Urban Stream Microbiome” and Dr. Poretsky was invited to give a talk on “Wastewater effluent impacts on an urban river microbiome.”...

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