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The Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

2018 Gill Symposium

September 26

Indiana Memorial Union

Whittenberger Auditorium

2018 Gill Awardees

Gill Transformative Investigator Award
Viviana Gradinaru, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology


Gill Transformative
Investigator Award

Loren L. Looger, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus


Gill Transformative
Investigator Award

Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D.
Max Planck Forida Institute for Neuroscience


Gill Transformative
Investigator Award

Anthony Zador, M.D., Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Gill Transformative
Investigator Award

Hongkui Zeng, Ph.D.
Allen Institute for Brain Science

The Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science (GCBS) was established to advance the understanding of complex biological processes and to train next generation scientists in state-of-the-art biomolecular measurements, especially in the field of neuroscience. Collaborations include Indiana University's world-class Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Physics, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neuroscience, and the School of Medicine.

Vast new research in neurosciences creates unprecedented opportunities to understand human brain functions, mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, the molecular basis of learning and memory, and the roots of chronic pain and addiction.

Traditionally-trained scientists (in the fields of anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, membrane biophysics, pharmacology, physiology, and psychology) already have made major contributions to modern neuroscience. Training next-generation researchers requires an even greater emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches. The GCBS is organized to facilitate and incentivize such collaborations.

Gill Chairs 2015

Gill Chairs (left to right):Richard D. DiMarchi, Ken Mackie,
Andrea G. Hohmann, Dan Tracey, Cary Lai, and Hui-Chen Lu.

(Photo by Ann Schertz Photography)

Gill Chair Richard DiMarchi shares the 2014 Erwin Schrodinger Prize

"..to bring an interdisciplinary entrepreneurial approach to problems in life science that require cutting-edge measurements and instrumentation."
~ Jack M. Gill