Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Development

Allada, Ravi

Allada, Ravi

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Pathology

Awatramani, Rajeshwar

Awatramani, Rajeshwar

Associate Professor of Neurology (Movement Disorders)

r-awatramani( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Mechanisms underlying dopamine neuron development, function, diversity, and degeneration. Mechanisms regulating peripheral nerve myelination in development and disease states.

Bartles, James R

Bartles, James R

Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

j-bartles( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The research in my lab is centered on the "espins," a family of multifunctional actin-bundling proteins, and the elucidation of their roles in the organization and function of hair cell stereocilia. E... [more]

Beitel, Gregory J

Beitel, Gregory J

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Berdnikovs, Sergejs

Berdnikovs, Sergejs

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology)

Description of Interests

The question of primary interest in my lab is why only select individuals, despite being genetically similar and living in the same allergen environment, are prone to developing allergic disease, and ... [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]

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]

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]

Engman, David

Engman, David

Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Microbiology-Immunology

d-engman( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The Engman Laboratory conducts research in several areas: (1) Molecular genetics and cell biology of tropical parasitic infections with a focus on trypanosomes, single-celled eukaryotic pathogens cau... [more]

Feng, Yuanyi

Feng, Yuanyi

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Comprehensive Neurology)

Description of Interests

My research focuses on understanding the cell molecular mechanism that directs the spatiotemporally dependent differentiation of neural progenitors in the developing central nervous system.

Garcia-Anoveros, Jaime

Garcia-Anoveros, Jaime

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Physiology

anoveros( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Auditory nociception, hair cell, mechanosensory transduction, sensory organ development, function and degeneration.

Goldberg, Erwin

Goldberg, Erwin

Professor of Molecular Biosciences

erv( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Biochemistry and molecular biology of mammalian spermatogenesis

Hamvas, Aaron

Hamvas, Aaron

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

ahamvas( at )luriechildrens.org

Description of Interests

Our laboratory is interested in understanding the genetic contributions to lung diseases that affect newborns, children and adults. Mutations in pulmonary surfactant associated genes result in newborn... [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.

Hsu, Pei-Ken

Hsu, Pei-Ken

Research Assistant Professor of Physiology

Kohtz, Jhumku D

Kohtz, Jhumku D

Research Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics)

j-kohtz( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

I have had a long-standing interest in studying RNA regulatory mechanisms in development. My lab has focused on studying the mechanism of action of Evfs, novel long non-coding RNAs that regulate trans... [more]

Kosak, Steven T

Kosak, Steven T

Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

s-kosak( at )northwestern.edu

Kume, Tsutomu

Kume, Tsutomu

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pharmacology

Description of Interests

Dr. Kume's research interests focus on cardiovascular development, cardiovascular stem/progenitor cells, and angiogenesis. Current studies include the role of Foxc transcription factors in cardiovasc... [more]

LaBonne, Carole

LaBonne, Carole

Director, Interdepartmental Program in Biological Sciences (IBiS) Professor of Molecular Biosciences Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

clabonne( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Our lab uses molecular genetic and genomic approaches to study the development of a group of embryonic cells called the neural crest. Neural crest cells are migratory, tissue-invasive stem cells that originate in the ectoderm of vertebrate embryos and play a central role in the development of the vertebrate body plan.

Lavker, Robert M

Lavker, Robert M

Professor of Dermatology

Description of Interests

The laboratory focuses on the biology of epithelial stem cells and the roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in regulating epithelial homeostasis. In collaboration with Tung-Tien Sun (NYU Medical School), the ... [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]

Mandel, Mark J

Mandel, Mark J

Associate Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

m-mandel( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The goal of my research is to understand the molecular basis by which animals and their natural microbiota form specific, reproducible interactions. Microbial symbioses are prevalent in animal biology... [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]

Mestan, Karen K L

Mestan, Karen K L

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

k-mestan( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Why do some premature infants experience adverse outcomes, while others do not? Dr. Mestan is an attending neonatologist at Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital, whos... [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

Payne, Christopher J

Payne, Christopher J

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Human Molecular Genetics) and Obstetrics and Gynecology

c-payne( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My lab focuses on how genetic and epigenetic modulators promote the development and maintenance of adult stem cells. Microenvironments, or niches, support the maintenance of stem cells and facilitate ... [more]

Simon, Hans-Georg

Simon, Hans-Georg

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics)

hgsimon( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Building And Re-Building Of Limbs And Hearts. The Simon laboratory has identified regulatory genes that play key roles in limb development in virtually all vertebrates, including humans. Surprisingly,... [more]

Tourtellotte, Warren G

Tourtellotte, Warren G

Adjunct Professor of Pathology

warren( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Anatomic Pathology, Neuropathology, Neuromuscular pathology<BR><BR> The early growth response (Egr) family of transcription factors are involved in cellular growth and differentiation and may play a ... [more]

White, Steven M

White, Steven M

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology

steven.white1( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

I am a board-certified forensic and anatomic pathologist interested in congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases, cardiomyopathy, and sudden, unexplained death in children and young adults. I a... [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]

Xu, Eugene Y

Xu, Eugene Y

Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Science in Medicine) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

e-xu( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The overall goal of my research program is to understand the mechanisms of mammalian reproduction, in particular, how germline stem cells, meiosis and gamete differentiation, are regulated in mammals,... [more]

Zheng, Jing

Zheng, Jing

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

jzh215( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The long-term goal of my lab is to identify and investigate molecules that play important roles in mammalian hearing, thus to enrich our understanding of cochlear physiology, and to further develop a ... [more]