Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Clinical & Therapeutics

Abecassis, Michael M I

Abecassis, Michael M I

Professor of Surgery (Organ Transplantation) and Microbiology-Immunology

mabecass( at )nmh.org

Description of Interests

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Living Donor Liver Transplant, Pancreatic Surgery

Bass, Joseph T

Bass, Joseph T

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

j-bass( at )northwestern.edu

Baumann, Gerhard

Baumann, Gerhard

Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Description of Interests

growth hormone, growth hormone action, growth hormone receptor, growth hormone binding protein, growth hormone releasing hormone receptor, insulin-like growth factor, growth, development, metabolism

Bulun, Serdar E

Bulun, Serdar E

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Science in Medicine)

sarah.cuneo( at )nm.org

Description of Interests

The laboratory research of Serdar E. Bulun, MD, focuses on studying estrogen biosynthesis and metabolism, in particular aromatase expression, in hormone-dependent human diseases such as breast cancer,... [more]

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]

Burton, Barbara K

Burton, Barbara K

Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics, Birth Defects, and Metabolism)

Description of Interests

I am primarily interested in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with inherited metabolic disorders and in clinical trials of new therapies for rare disorders. I have particular interest and exper... [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]

Charrow, Joel

Charrow, Joel

Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics, Birth Defects, and Metabolism)

jcharrow( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Tay-Sachs disease and other gangliosidoses Delineating the relationship between genetic abnormalities and specific phenotypes, with emphasis on the natural history of genetic disorders Methods and pit... [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]

Datta, Syamal K

Datta, Syamal K

Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Rheumatology)

skd257( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Autoimmunity & Tolerance to Nucleosomes, Apoptosis, Peptide Epitope Therapy, Signaling Threshold, Lupus.

DiDonato, Christine J

DiDonato, Christine J

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Human Molecular Genetics)

c-didonato( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My broad research interest lies in understanding the molecular basis of human genetic diseases and developing therapeutics for their treatment. Specifically, my research primarily focuses on neuromusc... [more]

Dunaif, Andrea E

Dunaif, Andrea E

Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Description of Interests

PCOS (poly cystic ovary syndrome)

Dungan, Jeffrey S

Dungan, Jeffrey S

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

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]

Gerard, Elizabeth E

Gerard, Elizabeth E

Associate Professor of Neurology (Neurophysiology/Epilepsy)

Description of Interests

My clinical practice focuses on the care of women with epilepsy. This includes contraceptive and pre-conception counseling as well as the management of epilepsy during pregnancy. I am the site-PI of t... [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]

Hinton, Megan M

Hinton, Megan M

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

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]

Kessler, John A

Kessler, John A

Professor of Neurology (Comprehensive Neurology) and Pharmacology

Description of Interests

Our laboratory investigates stem cell biology and approaches to regeneration of the damaged or diseased nervous system. I have had two R01 grants for more than 25 years that are focused on the biolo... [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]

Krainc, Dimitri

Krainc, Dimitri

Professor of Neurology (Movement Disorders), Neurological Surgery, Physiology and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Description of Interests

The overarching goal of our scientific work has been to define key molecular pathways in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and to uncover novel targets for therapeutic development. We have focuse... [more]

Langman, Craig B

Langman, Craig B

Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

c-langman( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The PI has three major areas of hypothesis-driven research that are studied and supported: urinary proteomics in genetic kidney stone diseases; mechanisms of progression in chronic kidney diseases; b... [more]

Lowe, Jr, William L

Lowe, Jr, William L

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Description of Interests

The primary area of interest of the Lowe lab is maternal metabolism during pregnancy, fetal growth and their interaction. Genetic-, genomics- and metabolomics-based technologies together with a multi... [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]

Morimoto, Richard I

Morimoto, Richard I

Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology Director, Rice Institute for Biomedical Research Department of Molecular Biosciences Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

r-morimoto( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Our laboratory is interested in the fundamental events that underlie the appearance of misfolded proteins and their consequence to protein homeostasis, cellular function, and organismal adaptation and survival

Pachman, Lauren M

Pachman, Lauren M

Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology)

pachman( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Pachman's translational team studies Juvenile Myositis (JM), an often chronic pediatric systemic vasculopathy associated with skin inflammation and proximal muscle weakness of unknown etiology. He... [more]

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]

Pope, Richard M

Pope, Richard M

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Description of Interests

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Macrophage, Apoptosis, Cytokine, Gene Regulation

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]

Shea, Lonnie D

Shea, Lonnie D

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

l-shea( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The Shea Lab works at the interface of regenerative medicine, biomaterials, and gene and drug delivery. The central theme for the various projects is creating synthetic environments which can be employed to molecularly dissect tissue formation or promote regeneration.

Shulman, Lee P

Shulman, Lee P

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

Siddique, Teepu

Siddique, Teepu

Professor of Neurology (Neuromuscular Disease) and Cell and Molecular Biology

Description of Interests

My interest is in understanding mechanism of disease. Our approach is gene discovery, animal and cell culture modeling and therapeutic application in disorders of the nervous system. My specific emph... [more]

Turek, Fred

Turek, Fred

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

fturek( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Research in the Turek laboratory is focused on the study of sleep and circadian rhythms, with special interest in identifying genes that regulate sleep and circadian rhythms. Ongoing work on sleep and... [more]

Urbanek, Margrit

Urbanek, Margrit

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

m-urbanek( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Genetics of complex diseases, PCOS, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, diabetes

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]

Webster, Robert Gregory

Webster, Robert Gregory

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

rgwebster( at )luriechildrens.org

Description of Interests

I am a pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist. I treat patients who have heart rhythm disorders, with a focus on inherited cardiac disease. In addition to seeing patients in clinic, I perform ... [more]

Wicklund, Catherine A

Wicklund, Catherine A

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

c-wicklund( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Reproductive genetics; graduate training and education, finance and reimbursement, genetic service delivery models, psychosocial issues and decision making in genetic counseling.

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]

Woodruff, Teresa K

Woodruff, Teresa K

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Science in Medicine), McCormick School of Engineering, Medical Social Sciences and Medicine (Endocrinology)

tkw( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Teresa K. Woodruff Ph.D. is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Feinberg Sch... [more]

Wu, Jane Y

Wu, Jane Y

Professor of Neurology (Neuromuscular Disease)

Description of Interests

My primary research interests are in molecular mechanisms of gene regulation, particularly those involved in neural development and neural degeneration. My lab is focusing on two areas, RNA regulation... [more]

Wunderink, Richard G

Wunderink, Richard G

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Description of Interests

My research interests revolve around understanding the risk factors, including host genetic risk, and improving outcomes of critically ill patients with serious infections. This includes severe commun... [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]