Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Cell & Developmental Biology


The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology's research programs include projects aimed at determining the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for both normal cell functions and the dysfunctions of diseased cells.

Funding and Collaboration

For the past several years the department has ranked in the top ten of its kind with respect to NIH funding. Several department faculty are members of NIH Program Project Grants that provide funding to bring together scientists from other institutions in the Chicago area and throughout the US. These scientists combine resources and expertise to solve complex cell biological problems such as the causes of neurodegenerative disease and the structure, function and regulation of the cytoskeleton.

Find out more about our research via the following links.