$25 Million Gift in Total to Establish Simpson Querrey Institute for EpigeneticsRead the story
Epigenetic-driven insights are proving to be fundamental to a myriad of diseases including cancer, heart, immunologic and neurological conditions. The mission of the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is the investigation of the link between environmental factors in the regulation of the expression of genes packaged within our chromatin. Such studies shall define how the misregulation of epigenetic processes can result in pathological conditions and how we can take advantage of such molecular information for developing treatments through targeted therapeutics.
The institute brings together experts in biochemistry, molecular genetics, computational biology, fundamental biology, epidemiology and clinical medicine to develop foundational insights about how environmental conditions – including emotional experiences, chemical exposure, obesity, exercise, diet and drug therapies – impact the human genome using sophisticated molecular, biochemical and computational methods.
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Members of Northwestern University’s Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics (SQE) receive invitations to join faculty from both campuses in coming together to engage in collaborative discussions at regularly hosted seminars and events. Membership is open to all faculty, clinicians, students and staff.
About Our Name
Our work is supported by the generosity of University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey. For more than a decade, Simpson and Querrey have consistently supported Northwestern and made possible many strategic initiatives, including the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center, a 14-story, 600,000-square-foot building that significantly expanded Feinberg’s biomedical research enterprise.
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