Graduated: May 2012
Favorite IB class and why: Ecology and Human Health (IB 361). Professor Allan held a fantastic class related to health. I especially liked it since he made a conscious effort of making relevant lectures based on current/recent epidemics.
Favorite extra curricular activities (undergraduate research, clubs, etc) and why: Being part of the Illinois Launch program at the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Why you chose IB: Integrative Biology took a broader approach at understanding the world from a biology perspective which I found very stimulating.
How you feel IB helped prepare you for your career: My time at U of I has given me the basic skills needed to better understand and address problems.
What you’re up to now: Soon after I graduated, I started a biomedical startup in Chicago. We have set up partnerships with a few clinics and our work is set to help several heart patients across America.
Welcome Back! – Fall 2012
Thursday, September 6th, 5:00-7:00 PM
Illini Union Room C
- Meet Faculty and IB Advisors
- Free Food
- Free T-shirt
Find out what SIB is all about and meet other IB majors!!
Are you interested in learning more about the Integrative Biology Major? Do you want to meet our faculty in an informal setting? Want to hang out with other IB majors? Do you just want to mooch a free meal? Come on out and join us!
Anyone with even a potential interest in the Integrative Biology Major is invited to join us September 6th for some picnic fun. We welcome IB majors, undeclared or those who just want to check us out.
In case anyone hasn’t noticed yet, we are on facebook!
Our academic advisors have set up a page where announcements are made and questions can be asked. Check it out for updates on what is going on with the school, particularly if you are looking for reminders of those important dates and opportunities for our students.
UIUC Integrative Biology Academic Advisors
In addition, an Integrative Biology group has been created within the “Groups at UIUC” umbrella. You’ll need a @illinois.edu email to join the community, but it looks to be a great place for students and professors to exchange ideas and advice.
Integrative Biology Group
Groups At UIUC
Lastly, in case you missed it the first time, we have a linked in group. If you aren’t on linked in yet, get on there. There’s nothing wrong with a little networking. That is especially true when you can add some of our world class researchers to your contacts list.
School of Integrative Biology, Linked In