All biochemistry

October 26, 2023

Researchers define role of key protein in link between high-fat diet, cancer metastasis 

A membrane protein that absorbs fatty acids was found to promote aggressive cancer

A male scientist poses by a microscope holding a circular cell culture dish.

July 20, 2023

Role of key metabolic enzyme in liver fibrosis defined by UIC scientists  

A team led by Nissim Hay identified a pathway that triggers the organ’s responsible to injury and illness.

Treat diseases by degrading proteins

February 15, 2023

Hijacking our cells’ enzymes to eliminate disease-causing proteins

Researchers discover how proteins are selectively degraded in certain parts of cells

Ashma Pandya, Honors College member and sophomore majoring in biochemistry

April 26, 2021

UIC’s latest Goldwater Scholar aims to build first living cell prototype

Ashma Pandya earns most prestigious scientific honor for sophomores and juniors in the U.S.