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CLP’s Bold Approach to Discovery Matched by Teaching Mission

CLP’s Bold Approach to Discovery Matched by Teaching Mission

Rigorous CLP training program spans disciplines to help graduate students launch careers — in the lab and beyond Written by Roger Anderson As a biologist in the lab of chemist Chad Mirkin, Jennifer Ferrer has learned the value of being “multilingual.” “When I arrived...

New Research Targets Cancer’s ‘Achilles’ Heel’

New Research Targets Cancer’s ‘Achilles’ Heel’

For the first time, researchers control cells’ chromatin to prevent cancer from adapting to treatment Chicago Region Physical Sciences Oncology Center investigator Vadim Backman has developed an effective new strategy for treating cancer, which has wiped out the...

Casey Grage Awarded 2017-18 CLP Undergraduate Research Grant

Casey Grage Awarded 2017-18 CLP Undergraduate Research Grant

The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) announces that second year neuroscience major Casey Grage has been awarded the CLP Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) Grant in support of her interdisciplinary research on the function of protein...

Guillermo Ameer Elected Fellow of AIChE

Guillermo Ameer Elected Fellow of AIChE

Northwestern's Guillermo Ameer has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals. An expert in biomaterials and regenerative engineering, Ameer was recognized...

Career Panel: Women in Academia

Career Panel: Women in Academia

Four Northwestern professors participated in a lively panel discussion on a theme of “How to stay on (tenure) track” on October 25 at Chemistry of Life Processes Institute in The Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics.  The...

Novel technique explains herbicide’s link to Parkinson’s disease

Novel technique explains herbicide’s link to Parkinson’s disease

Northwestern scientists have used an innovative gene editing technique to identify the genes that may lead to Parkinson's disease after exposure to paraquat, a commonly-used herbicide. This study, which utilized the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, serves as a...

Ali Shilatifard Discovers Mechanism Behind ‘Paused’ Genes

Ali Shilatifard Discovers Mechanism Behind ‘Paused’ Genes

Ali Shilatifard, PhD, the Robert Francis Furchgott Professor and chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and his research group have discovered the mechanism driving a protein that influences transcription, a crucial step in gene expression. The...