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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...

Toy Drive for Children at JourneyCare

Toy Drive for Children at JourneyCare

The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) has teamed up with JourneyCare to provide Northwestern faculty, students and staff an opportunity to give to children who are affected by many of the diseases CLP and Northwestern are researching. The drive runs from...

Core Crawl 2017

Core Crawl 2017

The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) held its seventh annual Core Crawl - an open house featuring its shared resource facilities - Wednesday, July 12th. Just over 260 researchers toured state-of-the-art shared instrumentation and sought out the core...

Lasers, Chemical Compounds Bring Kozorovitskiy Inside The Brain

Lasers, Chemical Compounds Bring Kozorovitskiy Inside The Brain

For neurobiologist and Chemistry of Life Processes Institute member Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, every answer has a question.It’s an approach fundamental to her research on neuromodulators, a subset of neuronal communicators that help shape the way we live in many ways as...

Technology Unlocks Mold Genomes for New Drugs

Technology Unlocks Mold Genomes for New Drugs

Fungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but numerous challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists at the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute at Northwestern University, the University of...

CLP Member Julius Lucks Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

CLP Member Julius Lucks Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

Synthetic biologist’s work in RNA biology and engineering could lead to new diagnostics, therapeutics Julius Lucks, member of the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, is among 13 young faculty members nationwide selected to receive a 2017 Camille Dreyfus...