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University alumnus and former Google Exec Jeff Huber to speak at 2016 commencement

Graduates pose for photos as University officials enter Memorial Stadium for commencement on May 16, 2015.

By Aaron Navaro

March 31, 2016

University introduces Spring commencement speaker alum Jeff Huber, formerly of Google, currently CEO and creator of cancer research company Grail.Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, former Google senior executive and current CEO of cancer research company “Grail,” will be this year’s Illinois Commencement s...

University professor’s new company receives $45 million investment for antifungal drug research

Portrait of Martin Burke, professor of chemistry and head of REVOLUTION, a company that researches natural medicinal remedies. 

February 18, 2015

When chemistry Professor Martin Burke attended medical school, he learned about Amphotericin B, a natural medicine used as the last line of defense for severe fungal diseases.  This drug was also thought to be very deadly to humans because it disrupts the polarization of cells, therefore killing individ...