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



Rubloff Building Suite 12-191
750 N Lake Shore
Chicago IL 60611

r-chisholm( at )

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Education and Certification

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


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 (, where I serve as the steering committee chair. This project uses Electronic Health Records linked biobank samples ( 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.

Interests (Keywords)

Bioinformatics; Biotechnology; Cell Biology; Cytoskeleton; Genetics; Genomics

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