Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Neuroscience

Albert, Mark V

Albert, Mark V

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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]

Bohn, Martha C

Bohn, Martha C

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics

m-bohn( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The Bohn lab is developing gene and stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease (PD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)using experimental rodent models of these diseases. Previous studies focuse... [more]

Bozza, Thomas

Bozza, Thomas

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

bozza( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Bozza’s research focuses on the genetics and physiology of olfactory function.

Carvill, Gemma L

Carvill, Gemma L

Assistant Professor of Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Pharmacology

Description of Interests

The primary aim of our research is to identify the genetic factors and biological mechanisms that cause epilepsy. We use a variety of sequencing technologies to identify new genetic causes in both the... [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]

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.

George, Jr., Alfred  L.

George, Jr., Alfred L.

Professor of Pharmacology

al.george( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Our research program is focused on the structure, function, pharmacology, and molecular genetics of ion channels. His laboratory has contributed greatly to understanding the mechanisms by which ion ch... [more]

Gerard, Elizabeth E

Gerard, Elizabeth E

Associate Professor of Neurology (Neurophysiology/Epilepsy)

Description of Interests

My clinical practice focuses on the care of women with epilepsy. This includes contraceptive and pre-conception counseling as well as the management of epilepsy during pregnancy. I am the site-PI of t... [more]

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

Description of Interests

Research in my laboratory is focused on studying genetic modifiers that influence the clinical severity of epilepsy. Variable expressivity is a common feature in patients with epilepsy caused by sodiu... [more]

Kessler, John A

Kessler, John A

Professor of Neurology (Comprehensive Neurology) and Pharmacology

Description of Interests

Our laboratory investigates stem cell biology and approaches to regeneration of the damaged or diseased nervous system. I have had two R01 grants for more than 25 years that are focused on the biolo... [more]

Kohtz, Jhumku D

Kohtz, Jhumku D

Research Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental Biology)

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]

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]

Ma, Yongchao

Ma, Yongchao

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental Biology), 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]

Mencacci, Niccolo

Mencacci, Niccolo

Research Assistant Professor of Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

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]

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

Description of Interests

Ataxias, spinocerbellar ataxia, movement disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, cerebrovascular disorders.

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

Description of Interests

Dr. Eva Redei conducts research in the following categories: biomarkers, stress hypersensitivity, depressive disorders, genetic vulnerability, epigenetic regulation, imprinted genes, neuroendocrinolog... [more]

Sarthy, Vijay

Sarthy, Vijay

Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell and Molecular Biology

vjsarthy( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Neuron-glia interactions in the retina; Roles of Müller (glia) cells in the pathogenesis of retinal degenerations and diabetic retinopathy.

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]

Tourtellotte, Warren G

Tourtellotte, Warren G

Professor of Pathology and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

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]

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

Description of Interests

Research in the Turek laboratory is focused on the study of sleep and circadian rhythms, with special interest in identifying genes that regulate sleep and circadian rhythms. Ongoing work on sleep and... [more]

Vassar, Robert J

Vassar, Robert J

Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

Description of Interests

Our research focuses on molecular and cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease. In particular, we investigate the beta-secretase enzyme BACE1, which initiates the production of the beta-amyloid pept... [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]

Zoloth, Laurie S

Zoloth, Laurie S

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Medical Education

lzoloth( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

I am interested in the larger topic of social justice in health care, and in the ethical issues in how we conceive, direct and regulate the teaching of medicine and science, the research praxis, and t... [more]