Northwestern Ranks Among the Best
Feinberg rises in ranking among the nation's best medical schoolsRead More
Ali Shilatifard, PhD & Shana Kelley, PhD
Elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesRead Story
CRISPR Pioneer Kimberly Prize Lecture
Jennifer Doudna, PhD, presents on the future of genome editingRead More
Visiting Professor Day!
Our Lady of Tepeyac High SchoolRead More
Shana Kelley, PhD
BMG Faculty Named President of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub ChicagoRead More
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.
Lillian Eichner, PhD
Recipient of an American Cancer Society (ACS) Mission Boost Grant titled "Combination Targeted Therapy Approach for KRAS, LKB1-mutant Lung Cancer"
Lu Wang, PhD
Recipient of a US Department of Defense (DOD) grant. The goal of the grant is to further characterize the function of the new gene C11orf53 we identified in lung cancer.
Zibo Zhao, PhD
Recipient of the Lefkofsky foundation grant titled "Catalytic inhibition of COMPASS: development of a novel approach for metastatic breast cancer therapy"
Brianna Monroe, MS
Receives four awards in the BioCommunications BioImages Competition!
Top Left: Award of Excellence Top Right: Image of Distinction Bottom Left: Image of Merit Bottom Right: Image of Merit
Marc Mendillo, PhD
Assistant Professor Marc Mendillo, PhD, receives NIH/NIGMS R01 grant. Title: Regulation and interplay of Heat Shock Factors in growth-associated proteotoxic stresses
Clara Peek, PhD
Assistant Professor Clara Peek, PhD, receives NIH/NIDDK R01 grant. Title: Clock Control of Muscle Glucose Metabolism and HIF Activity
Lillian Eichner, PhD
Assistant Professor Lillian Eichner, PhD, receives the NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22)
Lu Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor Lu Wang, PhD, receives NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) (R35)
Issam Ben-Sahra, PhD
Assistant Professor Issam Ben-Sahra, PhD, receives NIH/NIGMS R01 grant funding. Title: Regulation of de novo purine synthesis by the MAPK/ERK pathway
Marta Iwanaszko, PhD
Research Assistant Professor Marta Iwanaszko, PhD, receives NCI R50 funding. Title: Computational Approaches for Studying Transcription Elongation Control in Cancer
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