Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences
Robert  Goldman, PhD

Robert Goldman, PhD

Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Stephen Walter Ranson Professor of Cell Biology

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Focus of Work


We study the structure, function and dynamic properties of intermediate filaments in essential mammalian cell biological phenomena. Our work focuses on the role of cytoskeletal intermediate filaments in regulating cell shape, mechanics, signal transduction, adhesion, cell motility and molecular cross talk with microtubules and microfilaments. We are also determining the roles of the nuclear lamins in regulating nuclear architecture and chromatin organization.

Education and Certification

  • PhD: Princeton University, Biology (1967)



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