Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Tsutomu  Kume, PhD

Tsutomu Kume, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Ophthalmology and Pharmacology

Focus of Work


Dr. Kume’s research interests focus on cardiovascular development, cardiovascular stem/progenitor cells, and angiogenesis. Current studies include the role of Foxc transcription factors in cardiovascular development and disease.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Tokyo, Molecular Biology (1996)