Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Immunology

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

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]

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]

Cianciotto, Nicholas

Cianciotto, Nicholas

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

n-cianciotto( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Our laboratory studies Legionella pneumophila, the bacterial agent of Legionnaires' Disease pneumonia and Pontiac Fever. Research efforts include understanding the protein secretion systems and iron ... [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.

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]

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]

Hauser, Alan R

Hauser, Alan R

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

ahauser( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Our laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of the multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Klebsiella pneumonia. We focus on virulence factors... [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]

Horvath, Curt M

Horvath, Curt M

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) and Microbiology-Immunology

horvath( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Interferon, STAT

Kansas, Geoffrey S

Kansas, Geoffrey S

Associate Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

gsk( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My laboratory is interested in transcriptional control of leukocyte traffic during inflammation and immunity. Our focus is on glycosyltransferase genes which encode enzymes which contribute to the bi... [more]

Laimins, Laimonis A

Laimins, Laimonis A

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

Description of Interests

papillomaviruses, cervical cancer, epithelila cells, diffrentiation

Lathem, Wyndham W

Lathem, Wyndham W

Associate Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

lathem( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Yersinia pestis and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis are two bacterial pathogens that are very closely related, yet cause vastly different diseases in the mammalian host. Y. pestis is infamous for causing ... [more]

Longnecker, Richard M

Longnecker, Richard M

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

r-longnecker( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Research in the Longnecker laboratory focuses on herpes simplex virus (HSV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). These viruses typically cause self-limiting disease within the human population but both can ... [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]

Miller, Stephen D

Miller, Stephen D

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Dermatology

s-d-miller( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The laboratory is interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis and immunoregulation of T cell-mediated autoimmune diseases, allergic disease, and rejection of tissue and orga... [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]

Platanias, Leonidas C

Platanias, Leonidas C

Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Description of Interests

chronic leukemias, multiple myeloma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma

Pope, Richard M

Pope, Richard M

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Description of Interests

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Macrophage, Apoptosis, Cytokine, Gene Regulation

Rundell, Kathleen

Rundell, Kathleen

Professor Emeritus of Microbiology-Immunology

krundell( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

transformation, mesothelioma, cyclins, phosphatases, apoptosis, transactivation

Satchell, Karla Fullner

Satchell, Karla Fullner

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

k-satchell( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My research focuses on the role of secreted protein toxins on bacterial pathogenesis. The toxins we study are members of the MARTX family and are produced by Vibrio cholerae, a pathogen important fo... [more]

Schnaper, H. William

Schnaper, H. William

Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

schnaper( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Our laboratory seeks to understand the mechanisms of fibrosis that occur in chronic, progressive kidney disease. We have been studying the role of transforming growth factor (TGF-ß) because it has be... [more]

Varga, John

Varga, John

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Dermatology

Description of Interests

Our research focuses on fibrosis and tissue repair. Fibrosis and aberrant tissue repair are prominent in autoimmune diseases (scleroderma, myositis, lupus) and in organ-based disorders (pulmonary fibr... [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]