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Former KL2 awardee recognized with Rising Star Award in basic life sciences

Andrew Riley in his lab. (Photo: Martin Hernandez/University of Illinois Chicago)

The UIC Research and Scholarship Annual Awards, presented by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, honor the exceptional work of faculty members at the forefront of their fields in science and humanities. Awardees were celebrated in an April 17 ceremony at the Field Museum of Natural History.

Center for Clinical and Translational Science KL2 alum, Andrew Riley, received a Rising Star Award for his efforts to develop new pain drugs by examining compounds in natural sources, such as the seeds and leaves of plants.

“We start with compounds that we can fish out of nature, and they inspire us to work towards these different targets,” Riley said. “I find it fascinating how these small molecules can have such a profound effect on humans.”

Learn more about 2024 Rising Star Award Winner, Andrew Riley