John A Kessler, MD

John A Kessler, MD

Ken and Ruth Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology

Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Pharmacology

Contact

Administrative office: 312-908-5035
Clinic (for patients): 312-695-7950

Ward Building Room 10-185
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

Hospital Affiliations

I am on the medical staff at the following Feinberg-affiliated hospital(s)

Education and Certification

MD: Cornell University Medical College (1971)
Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital, Illinois, Internal Medicine (1973)
Residency: New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Neurology (1978)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Neurology

Interests

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... read more
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 biology of stem cells and growth factors, and on potential clinical applications. I direct the Northwestern University Stem Cell Institute and have established a hESC and iPS cell core laboratory for the University. I am also the Chairman of the Neurology Department at Northwestern University and an active clinician. Our research has focused extensively on the regulation of gene expression by neural stem/progenitor cells and their differentiated progeny. We have defined signaling pathways that direct glial and neuronal lineage commitment and characterized patterns of gene expression that coordinate these processes in both the developing and adult nervous system. I am also running clinical gene therapy trials in neuropathy.

Interests (Keywords)

Alzheimer's Disease; Cancer: Brain and Nervous System; Developmental Neurobiology; Neurology; Neuroscience; Spinal Cord Injury; Stem Cells

Research and Publications

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