In the 2019-2020 academic year, the department’s consistent growth helped the medical school secure $407 million in awards from the National Institute of Health (NIH), and in the last fiscal year, the Department of Pharmacology was ranked seventh among U.S. departments of pharmacology in NIH funding.
Gabriel Rocklin, PhD, Receives the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award
Rocklin’s research is focused on exploring protein energy landscapes, the mapping of “hidden” structures that represent how a protein can be partially unfolded, and developing more efficient methods to study a large number of these structures simultaneously.
Lakeside Discovery, LLC, the collaboration between Northwestern University and Deerfield Management, will support the laboratory of Paul DeCaen, PhD in a multi-year partnership to advance new therapies for genetically driven polycystic kidney disease.
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