Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics
Hongxin  Dong, MD, PhD

Hongxin Dong, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Dong’s laboratory has focused on a continuous and integrated program of investigating genetic alterations and environmental effects on neurodevelopment and aging, and their relevance to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. Ongoing NIH funded projects to discover novel molecular genetics and epigenetic mechanisms underlying neuropsychological disorders, using human antemortem clinical assessments and postmortem tissues, as wel...[Read full text]Dr. Dong’s laboratory has focused on a continuous and integrated program of investigating genetic alterations and environmental effects on neurodevelopment and aging, and their relevance to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. Ongoing NIH funded projects to discover novel molecular genetics and epigenetic mechanisms underlying neuropsychological disorders, using human antemortem clinical assessments and postmortem tissues, as well as animal models. The findings from the translational work will help in the development of new therapeutic strategies to slow disease onset and prevent progression.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Zhunyi Medical College (1983)
  • PhD: West China University, Neurobiology (1992)

Contact

312-503-3433

Ward Building Room 7-103
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611