Jennifer Doudna, PhD

CRISPR pioneer named inaugural winner of the Kimberly Prize.

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Scientists Discover Novel Cellular Mechanisms Behind Transcription Elongation

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Neil Kelleher, PhD, Featured in Northwestern Medicine

Clara Peek, PhD, and Feng Yue, PhD, in Research Briefs

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Recent Faculty Promotions

See the latest Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics faculty members to be promoted.

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R35 Grant Renewal

Congratulations to Arthur Prindle, PhD, Lu Wang, PhD, and Feng Yue, PhD on renewal of their R35 grants!

Our Department

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics is dedicated to providing cutting-edge research and education that improves our understanding of the structure and function of genes on a molecular level and of the chemical processes within and related to living organisms and ideas pathogenesis.


Sephen Lander

Stephen Lander

G3 MD/PhD student receives the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity) grant. The title of the project is “Elucidating mechanisms of acetylcholine signaling in bacterial biofilms”. 

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Pblished in Nare Geneics

Published in Nature Genetics

Jindan Yu, MD/PhD, published in Nature Genetics for research on prostate cancer.

Marc Mendill, PhD

Marc Mendillo, PhD

American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant recipient.

L Wang, PhD

Lu Wang, PhD

American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant recipient.

Elizabeh McNally, MD/PhD

Elizabeth McNally, MD/PhD

Elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Feng Ye, PhD

Feng Yue, PhD

Honored at investiture ceremony for endowed professorship.

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Feinberg Rises to 15th in U.S. News Ranking for Research-Oriented Medical School

Research Resources


Browse our archive of recent publications to catch up on the latest discoveries from within our laboratories.

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Basic Science Labs

Learn more about the work done in our basic science labs and the investigators leading their efforts.

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Simpson Querrey, 7th Floor
303 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Starzl Academy

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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Basic Science Administration

Our department is supported by the Basic Science Administration group. The team provides assistance related to research and financial administration, professional affairs, facilities and communications.

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