Dr. Gillette received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 1976 and joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1978. At Illinois, she is a professor in the Departments of Cell and Developmental Biology and Molecular and Integrative Physiology, the Colleges of Medicine and Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Neuroscience Program. Dr. Gillette served as head of cell and developmental biology from 1998 until 2008. She has been an affiliate with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (Neurotech Group) since 1988, the Institute for Genomic Biology (Genomics of Neural & Behavioral Plasticity Theme) since its inception in 2003, the Department of Bioengineering, and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory since 2009. Her many accomplishments were acknowledged by the University of Illinois with appointments as Alumni Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in 2004 and Center for Advanced Study Professor in 2009.
Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
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