Robert  Goldman, PhD

Robert Goldman, PhD

Chair, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Stephen Walter Ranson Professor of Cell Biology

Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology and Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)



Ward Building Room 11-145
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

r-goldman( at )

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Education and Certification

PhD: Princeton University, Biology (1967)


Description of Interests

Structure, function and dynamic properties of intermediate filaments in essential cell biological phenomena. Regulation of neurite outgrowth, nerve cell shape development and maintenance, growth cone activity and plasticity, and axoplasmic transport. Interactions of intermediate filaments with microtubules and microfilaments, and their associated molecular motors such as kinesin.

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