Feinberg is a research-intensive institution that prioritizes taking scientific discovery from the bench to the bedside to improve patient care and outcomes. With access to the school’s wide variety of basic science and clinical research programs and centers, inquisitive medical and graduate students contribute to this goal by designing and conducting their own research projects. Read on to learn more about some of their recent work.
Kritika Nayar, a fourth-year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program, studies visual perception and its role in autism spectrum disorder in the laboratory of Molly Losh, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that an enzyme called IDH1 plays a significant role in cancer progression and may be a target for novel drug therapies.
Read a Q-and-A with Jasmine May, a fifth-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, who studies the pathophysiology of glioblastoma.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel testing platform to assess, in real time, the efficacy of nanomaterials in regulating gene expression.
A Northwestern Medicine study, led by a PhD student, found that overexpressing a protein called CREB improved memory impairments in aged rats.
Kelsey Bowman extended her medical school program from four years to five years to develop a test to map regions of the brain associated with memory.
Second-year medical student Arianna Yanes recently published an editorial in JAMA Internal Medicine about incorporating firearm safety into the medical school curricula.
Second-year medical students presented their in-progress research projects at the Area of Scholarly Concentration poster session.