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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dean’s Message

Welcome to our website for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Research Office. The role of the Feinberg Research Office is to drive strategy, but also support individual Feinberg scientists and research staff with their facilities and administrative needs, as well as celebrate their discoveries.

Our vision is to be an elite, research-intensive medical school, where the groundbreaking research we conduct offers new knowledge and provides new solutions and treatments in the clinical setting.

Our goal is to assure that our research investigators have an environment that enables them to be the best investigators they can be.

A Time of Growth

Feinberg’s research enterprise is going through significant expansion. We have added many new faculty members to our ranks, including internationally celebrated scientists, and will continue to do so in the years to come.

We are attracting this exciting talent, in part, because of our commitment to developing research space and infrastructure, including:

  • Renovation of 100,000 square feet of existing wet lab research space over the last three years
  • Acquisition of 100,000 square feet of dry lab space
  • Breaking ground on the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center in 2015 (Phase one will be a 600,000-square-foot, 14-story building with nine laboratory floors)

This development and renovation will allow scientists to do the work they want to do, be competitive for research dollars, and, ultimately, successful in discovery and driving the science forward.

Expanding Strategically

Feinberg is focused on expanding in truly transformative fields of investigation such as stem cells, developmental therapeutics, genomics, epigenetics and proteomics. We also continue to build on those areas in which we excel: cancer, metabolism and diabetes, and neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.

Thank you for your interest in Feinberg research. Please contact us for more information.

Rex Chisholm, PhD

Rex L Chisholm, PhD
Vice Dean Scientific Affairs and Graduate Education
Adam and Richard T. Lind Professor of Medical Genetics
Professor in Cell & Developmental Biology and Surgery