Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Rex L Chisholm, PhD

Rex L Chisholm, PhD

Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs and Graduate Education

Adam and Richard T. Lind Professor of Medical Genetics

Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology and Surgery

Focus of Work

Bio

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), where I serve as the steering committee chair. This project uses Electronic Health Records linked biobank samples (www.nugene.org) to study the genetics of disease susceptibility, therapeutic outcomes and pharmacogenomics. My group is also interested in genome informatics, particularly genome annota...[Read full text]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), where I serve as the steering committee chair. This project uses Electronic Health Records linked biobank samples (www.nugene.org) to study the genetics of disease susceptibility, therapeutic outcomes and pharmacogenomics. My group is also interested in genome informatics, particularly genome annotation and visualization technology.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Michigan, Microbiology (1980)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984)

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