Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute

Atique Ahmed, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery; Feinberg School of Medicine

Atique Ahmed, PhD

Research Program


atique.ahmed( at )


Selected Publications

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Cancer-Focused Research

The Ahmed Laboratory focuses on understanding the evaluation of therapeutic resistance and disease recurrence in brain cancer. The main focus of this laboratory research is: 1) To investigate the role of cellular and epigenetic plasticity in brain tumor recurrence 2) To advance the understanding of the Cancer Stem Cell Theory 3) Develop effective targeted therapy for brain tumor recurrence We use a combination of stem and cancer cell biology, advance molecular biology techniques such as DNA chip technology, Next-Gen Sequencing, Chip-seq analysis, transgenic animal models and patient derived orthotopic brain tumor animal models as well as advance in vivo imaging techniques to understand the molecular mechanism of therapeutic resistance and disease recurrence in brain tumor.