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Following is a list of the primary faculty within our department conducting research. Learn more about their work and connect with affiliated centers and lab sites via the information below. See our faculty profile directory for the full department list.

Adam, Stephen A

Adam, Stephen A

Associate Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

s-adam( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

nuclear transport, nuclear structure, nuclear pore complex, nuclear envelope, nuclear lamins

Bartles, James R

Bartles, James R

Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

j-bartles( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The research in my lab is centered on the "espins," a novel family of multifunctional actin-bundling proteins, and the elucidation of their roles in the organization and function of the actin cytoskel... [more]

Chisholm, Rex L

Chisholm, Rex L

Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology, Center for Genetic Medicine and Surgery

r-chisholm( at )northwestern.edu

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 (http://gwas.net), wh... [more]

Ferreira, Adriana B

Ferreira, Adriana B

Associate Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

Description of Interests

The research in the Ferreira lab is focused on the mechanisms underlying neurite degeneration and synapse loss in neurodegenerative diseases

Gelfand, Vladimir I

Gelfand, Vladimir I

Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

vgelfand( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

cytoskeleton, motor proteins, cell movement, microtubules, actin, kinesin, dynein, myosin, neurodegenerative diseases

Goldman, Robert

Goldman, Robert

Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology and Medicine-Pulmonary

r-goldman( at )northwestern.edu

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... [more]

He, CongCong

He, CongCong

Assistant Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

congcong.he( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The research in my lab is centered on autophagy, a lysosomal degradation pathway essential for nutrient recycling, cellular maintenance and physiological function. Autophagy is induced by various stre... [more]

Hope, Thomas J

Hope, Thomas J

Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology and McCormick School of Engineering

thope( at )northwestern.edu

Huang, Sui

Huang, Sui

Associate Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

s-huang2( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Nucleolus, nucleus, chromatin, nuclear structure and function, cancer, growth-regulations, signal-transductions,

Kosak, Steven T

Kosak, Steven T

Assistant Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

Mitchell, Brian J

Mitchell, Brian J

Assistant Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

brian-mitchell( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Cilia Polarity. The ability of ciliated epithelia to generate directed fluid flow is an important aspect of diverse developmental and physiological processes including proper respiratory function. To... [more]

Rice, Sarah E

Rice, Sarah E

Associate Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

s-rice( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Active transport one of the hallmark processes defining life. Within eukaryotic cells, active transport is driven by a surprisingly small set of kinesin, dynein, and myosin molecular motor proteins. A... [more]

Scarpulla, Richard C

Scarpulla, Richard C

Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

rsc248( at )northwestern.edu

Vassar, Robert J

Vassar, Robert J

Professor in 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]