Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Epidemiology/Population Genetics

Albert, Mark V

Albert, Mark V

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

Lloyd-Jones, Donald M

Lloyd-Jones, Donald M

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Medicine (Cardiology)

Description of Interests

Dr. Lloyd-Jones' research interests lie in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, risk estimation, and prevention. A main focus of his research has been investigation of the lifetime risks for various c... [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]

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]

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]

Ramsey-Goldman, Rosalind

Ramsey-Goldman, Rosalind

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

rgramsey( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus, pregnancy and rheumatic diseases, osteoporosis, steroid-induced osteoporosis, clinical drug trials in lupus

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]

Shah, Sanjiv J

Shah, Sanjiv J

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

sanjiv.shah( at )northwestern.edu

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]

Smith, Maureen E

Smith, Maureen E

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Description of Interests

I am interested in ethical issues associated with conducting large-scale genetic research including consenting, data sharing, privacy, return of results, recontact and education of research participan... [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

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]

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]

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]