Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Marcus Ernst Peter, PhD

Marcus Ernst Peter, PhD

Tom D. Spies Professor of Cancer Metabolism

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Focus of Work


The lab of Dr. Marcus E. Peter studies various forms of cell death including apoptosis, which is a fundamental process to regulate homeostasis of all tissues and to eliminate unwanted cells specifically in the immune system. Another interest lies in the study of RNA interference and based on toxic RNAs to development a novel form of cancer treatment. The laboratory is located within the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Bayreuth, Germany (1988)



Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center Room 6-123
303 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611