Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, has been named the Elizabeth J. Ward Chair and director of the Center for Genetic Medicine.
David Kamp, MD, completed his residency and fellowship at Northwestern, where he now studies a range of lung disorders as well as cellular apoptosis, a process of programmed cell death.
Recently published research in Human Molecular Genetics shows that removing too much of the enzyme HDAC3 has a toxic effect on the nervous system. The expression of this enzyme is inhibited by drugs being studied as potential treatment options for cancer and neurodegeneration
Meredith Ayres, a second-year student in the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, is interested in the psychosocial aspects of children with life-shortening conditions. She sifts through data to determine how parents with children who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy can have better conversations about managing this condition.
Marcus Peter, PhD, professor in Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, has discovered how the removal of a known “tumor suppressor” causes cancer cells to kill themselves.
Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology says discovery will help scientists understand one of the major causes of female infertility.
The Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases has revealed the crystal structure of Enterococcus faecalis protein EF1143, a previously uncharacterized protein that is important for the growth of this life-threatening antibiotic-resistant pathogen.
Anis Contractor, PhD, associate professor in Physiology, recently published findings on what causes delays in synaptic and neuronal development in the cortex, hallmarks of fragile X syndrome, the most common known cause of autism.
Variations in DNA sequence may have a significant impact on how humans respond to dengue virus. A group of scientists from Nicaragua, the University of California-Berkeley and Feinberg will seek to uncover genetic variants that make certain people more susceptible to life-threatening forms of the infection.