Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Animal Models of Human Disease

Allada, Ravi

Allada, Ravi

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Pathology

Andersen, Erik

Andersen, Erik

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

erik.andersen( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Classical, quantitative, and molecular genetics of complex traits

Bartles, James R

Bartles, James R

Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

j-bartles( at )northwestern.edu

Bass, Joseph T

Bass, Joseph T

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

j-bass( at )northwestern.edu

Baumann, Gerhard

Baumann, Gerhard

Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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)

Brannigan, Robert E

Brannigan, Robert E

Professor of Urology

Choi, Jaehyuk

Choi, Jaehyuk

Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

jaehyuk.choi( at )northwestern.edu

Datta, Syamal K

Datta, Syamal K

Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Rheumatology)

skd257( at )northwestern.edu

DiDonato, Christine J

DiDonato, Christine J

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Human Molecular Genetics)

c-didonato( at )northwestern.edu

Doglio, Lynn T

Doglio, Lynn T

Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Engman, David

Engman, David

Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Microbiology-Immunology

d-engman( at )northwestern.edu

Garcia-Anoveros, Jaime

Garcia-Anoveros, Jaime

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

anoveros( at )northwestern.edu

George, Jr., Alfred  L.

George, Jr., Alfred L.

Professor of Pharmacology

al.george( at )northwestern.edu

Gong, Shunyou

Gong, Shunyou

Assistant Professor of Pathology

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

Kearney, Jennifer A

Kearney, Jennifer A

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

jennifer.kearney( at )northwestern.edu

Kohtz, Jhumku D

Kohtz, Jhumku D

Research Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics)

j-kohtz( at )northwestern.edu

Kopp, Peter A

Kopp, Peter A

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

p-kopp( at )northwestern.edu

Kume, Tsutomu

Kume, Tsutomu

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pharmacology

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.

Langman, Craig B

Langman, Craig B

Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

c-langman( at )northwestern.edu

Linzer, Daniel

Linzer, Daniel

Provost, Northwestern University, Professor of Biomolecular Sciences Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

dlinzer( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The research of Dan Linzer’s laboratory demonstrates that the development of the mammalian fetus within the mother requires that mammalian reproduction and development be tightly linked. Changes in maternal physiology must occur to accommodate and nurture the fetus.

Lomasney, Jon W

Lomasney, Jon W

Associate Professor of Pathology and Pharmacology

Longnecker, Richard M

Longnecker, Richard M

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

r-longnecker( at )northwestern.edu

Ma, Yongchao

Ma, Yongchao

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

ma( at )northwestern.edu

Mandel, Mark J

Mandel, Mark J

Associate Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

m-mandel( at )northwestern.edu

Mayo, Kelly

Mayo, Kelly

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Professor of Molecular Biosciences Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

k-mayo( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Stochastic and discrete optimization algorithms; decision under uncertainty; healthcare systems; portfolio optimization

Meeks, Joshua J

Meeks, Joshua J

Assistant Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Miller, Stephen D

Miller, Stephen D

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Dermatology

s-d-miller( at )northwestern.edu

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

Opal, Puneet

Opal, Puneet

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

Pachman, Lauren M

Pachman, Lauren M

Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology)

pachman( at )northwestern.edu

Paller, Amy S

Paller, Amy S

Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

apaller( at )northwestern.edu

Pinto, Lawrence

Pinto, Lawrence

Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurobiology Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Description of Interests

Dr. Pinto is the associate director of the Center for Functional Genomics, and he is interested in discovering the genes that are involved in biological processes. His main efforts employ chemical mutagenesis and screening for phenotypes of interest. The two phenotypes that he studies are vision and asthma.

Redei, Eva

Redei, Eva

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Physiology

Saratsis, Amanda Muhs

Saratsis, Amanda Muhs

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Sarthy, Vijay

Sarthy, Vijay

Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell and Molecular Biology

vjsarthy( at )northwestern.edu

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.

Tourtellotte, Warren G

Tourtellotte, Warren G

Adjunct Professor of Pathology

warren( at )northwestern.edu

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

Vasilopoulos, Athanasios

Vasilopoulos, Athanasios

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Vassar, Robert J

Vassar, Robert J

Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

Woloschak, Gayle E

Woloschak, Gayle E

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Radiology

g-woloschak( at )northwestern.edu

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

Wu, Jane Y

Wu, Jane Y

Professor of Neurology (Neuromuscular Disease)

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

Yang, Guang-Yu

Yang, Guang-Yu

Professor of Pathology

g-yang( at )northwestern.edu

Zhang, Ming

Zhang, Ming

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

m-zhang( at )northwestern.edu

Zheng, Jing

Zheng, Jing

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

jzh215( at )northwestern.edu