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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Northwestern’s interdisciplinary biomedical PhD training program.

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Who We Are

The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary PhD program that trains students in biomedical sciences while giving them the flexibility to pursue a variety of research interests and dual degrees.

Research and Mentors

Faculty work with students to conduct research across disciplines, including biochemistry, biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, pharmacology and computational biology.

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Student Publications

A combinatorially regulated RNA splicing signature predicts breast cancer EMT states and patient survival.

Qiu Y, Lyu J, Dunlap M, Harvey SE, Cheng C.

RNA. 2020 May 28:rna.074187.119. doi: 10.1261/rna.074187.119. Online ahead of print.

Targeting the Linear Ubiquitin Assembly Complex to Modulate the Host Response and Improve Influenza A Virus Induced Lung Injury.

Brazee PL, Sznajder JI.

Arch Bronconeumol. 2020 May 13. doi: 10.1016/j.arbres.2020.04.019. Online ahead of print.

Uncoupling histone H3K4 trimethylation from developmental gene expression via an equilibrium of COMPASS, Polycomb and DNA methylation.

Douillet D, et al. Among authors: Sze CC.

Nat Genet. 2020 May 11. doi: 10.1038/s41588-020-0618-1. Online ahead of print.

NAD+ Controls Circadian Reprogramming through PER2 Nuclear Translocation to Counter Aging.

Levine DC, et al.

Mol Cell. 2020 Apr 24:S1097-2765(20)30236-7. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2020.04.010. Online ahead of print.

Structure and functional analysis of the Legionella pneumophila chitinase ChiA reveals a novel mechanism of metal-dependent mucin degradation.

Rehman S, et al. Among authors: Grigoryeva LS.

PLoS Pathog. 2020 May 4;16(5):e1008342. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008342. eCollection 2020 May.

Group 1 CD1-restricted T cells contribute to control of systemic Staphylococcus aureus infection.

Visvabharathy L, Genardi S, Cao L, He Y, Alonzo F 3rd, Berdyshev E, Wang CR.

PLoS Pathog. 2020 Apr 28;16(4):e1008443. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008443. eCollection 2020 Apr.

Author Correction: Engineered reproductive tissues.

Gargus ES, Rogers HB, McKinnon KE, Edmonds ME, Woodruff TK.

Nat Biomed Eng. 2020 May;4(5):574. doi: 10.1038/s41551-020-0561-6.

The intersection of hand hygiene, infusion pump contamination, and high alarm volume in the health care environment.

Nas MY, Ibiebele J, Dolgin G, Malczynski M, Qi C, Bolon M, Zembower T.

Am J Infect Control. 2020 Apr 16:S0196-6553(20)30207-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2020.04.006. Online ahead of print.

Survey of Fertility Preservation Options Available to Patients With Cancer Around the Globe.

Rashedi AS, et al. Among authors: Edmonds ME.

JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Mar 2;6:JGO.2016.008144. doi: 10.1200/JGO.2016.008144. eCollection 2020.

Survey of Third-Party Parenting Options Associated With Fertility Preservation Available to Patients With Cancer Around the Globe.

Rashedi AS, et al. Among authors: Edmonds ME.

JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Mar 2;6:JGO.2017.009944. doi: 10.1200/JGO.2017.009944. eCollection 2020.

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