Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Cancer

Burridge, Paul W

Burridge, Paul W

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

paul.burridge( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

We study the application of patient-specific human induced pluripotent stem cells in studying the role of the genome in influencing drug responses, a field known as pharmacogenomics or personalized me... [more]

Catalona, William J

Catalona, William J

Professor of Urology

Description of Interests

Dr. Catalona is currently conducting research into the genetics of prostate cancer which could lead to new tests for the disease as well as possible new means of treating or preventing prostate cancer... [more]

Choi, Jaehyuk

Choi, Jaehyuk

Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

jaehyuk.choi( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

We employ cutting-edge genomics approaches to identify the genetic basis of inherited and acquired immunological disorders and skin cancer. As an example, we have recently identified the genes and m... [more]

Eagen, Kyle P

Eagen, Kyle P

Instructor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Description of Interests

The molecular basis of DNA folding within interphase nuclei and mitotic chromosomes is one of the great mysteries of biology and has fascinated scientists for over a century. An increasing number of ... [more]

George, Jr., Alfred  L.

George, Jr., Alfred L.

Professor of Pharmacology

al.george( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Our research program is focused on the structure, function, pharmacology, and molecular genetics of ion channels. His laboratory has contributed greatly to understanding the mechanisms by which ion ch... [more]

Gong, Shunyou

Gong, Shunyou

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Description of Interests

My clinical duties at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago include signing out bone marrow and lymph node pathology reports, and directorship of the clinical hematology laboratory. My research int... [more]

Green, Kathleen J

Green, Kathleen J

Professor of Pathology and Dermatology

kgreen( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

intercellular junctions, adhesion, desmosomes, adherens junctions, signal transduction, cell motility, skin disease, cadherins, cancer metastasis<br><br> Our laboratory is interested in the function ... [more]

Hendrix, Mary J C

Hendrix, Mary J C

Adjunct Professor of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

m-hendrix( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The scientific objectives of our laboratory include identifying genes that contribute to cancer metastasis. The major goal of this research is to define important structure/function relationships and ... [more]

Holmgren, Robert A

Holmgren, Robert A

Professor Molecular Biosciences PhD, Harvard University

r-holmgren( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Our work on signal transduction and gene expression is focused on the Hedgehog Hh signal transduction cascade and the Ci/Gli family of transcription factors.

Horiuchi, Dai

Horiuchi, Dai

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

dai.horiuchi( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

We're devoted to understanding the cellular events that influence the aggressiveness of breast tumors, and are currently focused on the following areas: (1) Mechanisms of tumor maintenance and progres... [more]

Horvath, Curt M

Horvath, Curt M

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Microbiology-Immunology

horvath( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Interferon, STAT

Huang, Sui

Huang, Sui

Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

s-huang2( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Nucleolus, nucleus, chromatin, nuclear structure and function, cancer, growth-regulations, signal-transductions,

Kibbe, Warren A

Kibbe, Warren A

Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

wakibbe( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr Kibbe is the principal investigator for the Patient Study Calendar module software development project, the caBIG development project that has developed a syntactically and semantically harmonized ... [more]

Kim, Kwang-Youn A

Kim, Kwang-Youn A

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

kykim( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Kim's research interests involve statistical problems that arise in genetics and genomics research. He is particularly interested in developing statistical methods and computational tools to ident... [more]

Kopp, Peter A

Kopp, Peter A

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

p-kopp( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Kopp's research interests focus primarily on the genetic basis of endocrine disorders, in particular inborn errors of thyroid development and thyroid hormone synthesis, as well as disorders of wat... [more]

Kosak, Steven T

Kosak, Steven T

Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

s-kosak( at )northwestern.edu

Laimins, Laimonis A

Laimins, Laimonis A

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

Description of Interests

papillomaviruses, cervical cancer, epithelila cells, diffrentiation

Lee, Chung

Lee, Chung

Professor Emeritus of Urology

Description of Interests

Dr. Lee's research interests include prostate biology, prostate cancer, cell differentiation, growth factor signaling, apoptosis, gene therapy, cell-cell interaction, TGF-beta, and benign prostate gro... [more]

Leis, Jonathan P

Leis, Jonathan P

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

j-leis( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

retrovirus replication, reverse transcription, integration, virus assembly mechanisms, molecular genetics

Licht, Jonathan D

Licht, Jonathan D

Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

j-licht( at )northwestern.edu

Longnecker, Richard M

Longnecker, Richard M

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

r-longnecker( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Research in the Longnecker laboratory focuses on herpes simplex virus (HSV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). These viruses typically cause self-limiting disease within the human population but both can ... [more]

Lubbe, Steven J

Lubbe, Steven J

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Movement Disorders)

Description of Interests

I am interested in the bioinformatic analysis of next generation sequencing data from patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders with the aim of identifying novel variants/genes as... [more]

Ma, Yongchao

Ma, Yongchao

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics), Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Physiology

ma( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Regulation of Motor Neuron and Dopaminergic Neuron Function in Development and Disease -------- Spinal Motor Neurons and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA): SMA is characterized by the selective degenerati... [more]

Meeks, Joshua J

Meeks, Joshua J

Assistant Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Description of Interests

Dr. Meeks is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, as well as Section Chief of Robotic Surgery at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He received... [more]

Mendillo, Marc L

Mendillo, Marc L

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

mendillo( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The cellular protein homeostasis network guards the proteome from diverse endogenous and environmental insults to maintain the fitness of the organism. Ironically, this pro-survival network can act to... [more]

Opal, Puneet

Opal, Puneet

Professor of Neurology (Movement Disorders) and Cell and Molecular Biology

Description of Interests

Ataxias, spinocerbellar ataxia, movement disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, cerebrovascular disorders.

Paller, Amy S

Paller, Amy S

Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

apaller( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The Paller lab studies the role of topically-applied, nanotherapy based gene therapy to treat skin disease, particularly diabetic ulcers, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), skin cancer, and rare g... [more]

Platanias, Leonidas C

Platanias, Leonidas C

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Description of Interests

chronic leukemias, multiple myeloma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma

Saratsis, Amanda Muhs

Saratsis, Amanda Muhs

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Description of Interests

Dr. Saratsis has clinical appointments in the Departments of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern Memorial and Lurie Children's Hospitals, caring for children and adults with congenital disorders of t... [more]

Shulman, Lee P

Shulman, Lee P

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

Stern, Paula H

Stern, Paula H

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology

p-stern( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My primary research relates to the signaling pathways involved in hormone action on osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and its implications for osteoporosis, cancer metastases to bone and women's health. M... [more]

Vasilopoulos, Athanasios

Vasilopoulos, Athanasios

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Description of Interests

My primary research focus is the study of the genetic and biochemical connection between Sirtuins and carcinogenesis as well as tumor cell resistance. To address the idea that there may be a connectio... [more]

Woloschak, Gayle E

Woloschak, Gayle E

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Radiology

g-woloschak( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My research is focused on two general areas: radiobiology and bionanotechnology. Work in radiobiology includes studies of the molecular biology of radiation responses, particularly radiation toxicitie... [more]

Yu, Jindan

Yu, Jindan

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

jindan-yu( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The primary research focus of the lab is to understand aberrant transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of prostate cancer. We utilize high-throughput genomic techniques in combination with bioinfo... [more]

Zhang, Ming

Zhang, Ming

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

m-zhang( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The main focus of my research program is to study roles of tumor suppressors in normal development and in breast and prostate cancer progression, focusing on Maspin and an Ets transcription factor PDE... [more]

Zhang, Wei

Zhang, Wei

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention)

wei.zhang1( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Zhang's major research interests include the genetics and epigenetics of complex traits, such as risks for common diseases, drug response, and gene expression. Dr. Zhang is also developing novel e... [more]