University of Chicago computational biologist receives MacArthur Genius Grant

University of Chicago computational biologist receives MacArthur Genius Grant
University of Chicago computational biologist receives MacArthur Genius Grant

University of Chicago computational biologist receives MacArthur Genius Grant

The winners of this year’s MacArthur Fellowships were announced this week and of the 24 so-called MacArthur Genius Grants, three went to Chicagoans. Latoya Ruby Frazier is a documentary photographer and filmmaker who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Juan Salgado is the head of a community organization working with immigrants on the city’s West Side. And John Novembre is a computational biologist. Just in case you don’t know what that is (we didn’t), Novembre joins the show to discuss his work and plans to spend the money.