Northwestern University professors Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, Murali Prakriya, PhD, Linda A. Teplin, PhD and Teri W. Odom, PhD, have been selected as 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific society in the world.
News and Announcements
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, awards and honors.
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a new compound which could inform future HIV cure strategies, according to research published in Science Advances.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a gene that plays a role in cellular responses to molecular stressors, such as DNA damage and nutrient scarcity.
At Feinberg, scientists are pursuing synthetic biology research to address the health challenges and diseases that humans face.
Cell and Developmental Biology
Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered a mechanism by which exercise activates metabolic benefits in the body, according to a new study published in Cell Metabolism.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified pathogenic variants in two genes linked to microcephaly and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.
Feinberg scientists continue to investigate the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, from utilizing sentinel surveillance to monitor SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates to developing new approaches to monoclonal antibody therapy.
Targeting cellular post-transcription mechanisms in the CD73 ectoenzyme may promote anti-tumor immunity and slow cancer progression in triple-negative breast cancer, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Increased levels of the antibody immunoglobulin A (IgA) are correlated with the manifestation of several diseases and African ancestry, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified new genetic variations effecting gene expression in the liver cells of patients of African descent, findings that provide insight into how drugs are metabolized differently in different populations.
Targeting calcium signaling in neurons may represent a promising therapeutic approach for treating a rare form of schizophrenia, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that specific calcium channels help regulate sex differences in the functioning of immune cells for neuroinflammation and overall neuropathic pain.
A new study is the first to show that extrapolating physiological findings from small animals can produce incorrect predictions in humans.
Investigators have discovered novel neural mechanisms that influence sex differences in the motivation based on past experiences, according to findings published in Nature Neuroscience.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified the cause of a genetic subtype of autism and schizophrenia that results in social deficits and seizures in mice and humans.