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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s basic science academic departments. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements.

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

  • 06.03.2024

    Dan Foltz, PhD, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, has been named director of the Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (DGP). He will begin the role on July 1.

  • 05.01.2024

    A multiprotein complex is essential for regulating cellular transcription response to oxygen deprivation, a key feature of cancer, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • 04.16.2024

    Influential biochemist Craig M. Crews, PhD, who pioneered the pharmaceutical field of targeted protein degradation, delivered the second Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Lecture to a full auditorium of Feinberg faculty, staff, fellows and students.

Cell and Developmental Biology

  • 06.18.2024

    Yogesh Goyal, PhD, and Ann Kennedy, PhD, have been named 2024 Pew Scholars by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which recognizes promising early-career investigators whose research will accelerate discovery and translation in the biomedical sciences.

  • 03.22.2024

    Scientists have characterized how non-muscle myosin assembles in cells using the latest advances in technology only available at Northwestern and a handful of institutions worldwide, according to a study published in the Journal of Cell Biology.

  • 02.20.2024

    Investigators at Northwestern Medicine and the Flatiron Institute have characterized how developing cells reorganize their cytoplasm as part of their growth, according to a study published in Nature Physics, a discovery which furthers the field’s understanding of basic cellular processes at the earliest stages of development.

Microbiology-Immunology

Pharmacology

Neuroscience

  • 06.18.2024

    Yogesh Goyal, PhD, and Ann Kennedy, PhD, have been named 2024 Pew Scholars by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which recognizes promising early-career investigators whose research will accelerate discovery and translation in the biomedical sciences.

  • 06.03.2024

    Northwestern Medicine scientists have been awarded $17 million to study genetic causes of autism and schizophrenia, with the aim of developing new drugs to treat the conditions.

  • Nai-Hsing Yeh Named 2025 Houk Scholar
    06.01.2024

    Nai-Hsing Yeh was awarded the fourth annual Dr. James C. Houk Graduate Fellowship. Nai-Hsing is a Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD candidate conducting research in the Contractor Lab where she investigates the role of striatal pathways in the motor learning process by using animal behavioral paradigms with in vivo imaging techniques.   

    The Houk Scholar receives a $10,000 stipend and chooses a neuroscientist to speak at the annual James C. Houk Lecture in Motor Control, which will be held next spring.  

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