Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Bioinformatics & Statistics

Anderson, Wayne F

Anderson, Wayne F

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

wf-anderson( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Structural Genomics, X-ray crystallography, Protein-nucleic acid interactions

Bartom, Elizabeth T

Bartom, Elizabeth T

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

ebartom( at )northwestern.edu

Berdnikovs, Sergejs

Berdnikovs, Sergejs

Research 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]

Brannigan, Robert E

Brannigan, Robert E

Professor of Urology

Description of Interests

Dr. Robert E. Brannigan's clinical concentration is male reproductive medicine and surgery. His surgical interests included performing: microsurgical vasectomy reversal; microsurgical varicocelectomy;... [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]

Chisholm, Rex L

Chisholm, Rex L

Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology and Surgery

r-chisholm( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

A primary goal of my work is to establish the approaches and benefits of genomics informed personalized medicine. A key element of this is participation in the eMERGE consortium (http://gwas.net), wh... [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]

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]

Hayes, M Geoffrey

Hayes, M Geoffrey

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Description of Interests

genetics/genomics of complex diseases/traits; genetic epidemiology; statistical genetics; genomewide association studies; linkage; whole genome sequencing; candidate gene studies; genetic architecture... [more]

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]

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]

Kosak, Steven T

Kosak, Steven T

Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

s-kosak( at )northwestern.edu

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]

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]

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]

Ozer, Egon A

Ozer, Egon A

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Description of Interests

My research is focused on uncovering mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and other clinically relevant bacterial diseases. We are using comparative bacterial geno... [more]

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]

Rasmussen-Torvik, Laura J

Rasmussen-Torvik, Laura J

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

Description of Interests

Dr. Rasmussen-Torvik is a genetic epidemiologist interested in the identification of genetic risk factors for common chronic diseases as well as the translation of genetic discoveries into clinical ca... [more]

Roy-Puckelwartz, Megan

Roy-Puckelwartz, Megan

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

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]

Wang, Xiaobin

Wang, Xiaobin

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics (Smith Child Health Research)

xbwang( at )luriechildrens.org

Description of Interests

Dr. Wang is a board certified pediatrician and a molecular epidemiologist whose work unites molecular biology, population genetics, clinical medicine, and epidemiology and brings together investigator... [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]

Yu, Jindan

Yu, Jindan

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology/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, 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]