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Kim Gudeman, Coordinated Science Lab, and CZI

Olgica Milenkovic, Idoia Ochoa, and Lav Varshney submitted proposals that were among 85 projects selected to support the Human Cell Atlas, a global effort to map every type of cell in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease. The grants total $15 million over one year. 

“I am thrilled to welcome this distinguished group of grantees to the CZI family, and I am excited about how they will support the ambitious Human Cell Atlas effort,” said Priscilla Chan, MD, co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Read more.

Grace Gao 
Debra Larsen, Aerospace Engineering

Gao’s research project will study, not just the accuracy of GPS information, but also its integrity. “Integrity, in this case, means that you have a certain confidence level,” Gao said. “You not only want to navigate accurately, but also know the confidence level of the accuracy. Read more.



Aadeel Akhtar 
Liz Ahlberg Touchstone, Illinois News Bureau

“We’re giving sensation back to someone who’s lost their hand. The idea is that we no longer want the prosthetic hand to feel like a tool, we want it to feel like an extension of the body,” said Aadeel Akhtar, an M.D./Ph.D. student and CSL alumnus. Read more.

Rakesh Kumar 
Stephany Guerrero, Coordinated Science Lab

The award is given by the NRI Welfare Society of India, an organization established to strengthen bonds between India and non-resident Indians. The award was presented to Kumar at the House of Commons in London, where several current British Parliament members also attended the events. Read more.

Kim Gudeman, Information Trust Institute

CREDC’s Andrew Miller and Sachin Shetty are leading a research project that seeks to develop a blockchain-based tool that will provide provenance for the power grid supply chain. The tool would provide assurance that the chain of custody has not been interrupted or compromised by a malicious actor. Read more.

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Help improve communications efforts at CSL. Our communications survey is open until this Friday, May 4. Find survey here.

Scenes from CSL

Spring semester has been a busy time here at CSL! Check out our Facebook albums from the Chien Lecture with Prof. Dina Katabi, students present at the CAEML Poster Session, and Prof. Naresh Shanbhag speak at the CEDA/C3SR lecture. 

#WomenInCSL Features on Twitter

Our feature of women doing outstanding work at CSL continues! Catch up on our recent features of Prof. Ochoa, ECE PhD student Wei Zuo, and ECE postdoc research assistant Bahare Kiumarsi.

In the News

CSL Professor C.K. Gunsalus and her team provide 5 steps for managing conflicts and disputes in academic units to Inside Higher Ed.