Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Les Turner ALS Center

Robert G Kalb, MD

Robert G Kalb, MD

Chief of Neuromuscular Disease in the Department of Neurology

Les Turner Professor

Professor of Neurology (Neuromuscular Disease)

Focus of Work

Academic Focus

Research in my lab focuses on two topics: 1) activity-dependent development of circuits in the central nervous system and 2) healthful compensatory responses of cells and organisms to stressful conditions. We use genetically manipulated mice, primary neuron tissue culture and C.elegans in our studies; our approach is cell and molecular biology. Lab Website:

Education and Certification

  • MD: Cornell University Medical College (1982)
  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center, Medicine (1983)
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Medicine (1984)
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, Neurology (1987)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Yale University, Neurobiology (1990)



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