Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pharmacology

Building a foundation for precision medicine.


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Northwestern Receives $12 Million Grant to Advance Epilepsy Research

The Channelopathy-Associated Epilepsy Research Center, led by Alfred George, Jr., MD, chair and Magerstadt Professor of Pharmacology, will focus on investigating sodium and potassium channel genes, the dominant class of genes responsible for early childhood-onset epilepsy.

Northwestern Receives $5.8 Million Grant to Advance Kidney Research

Alfred George, Jr., MD, chair and Magerstadt Professor of Pharmacology will co-direct the George M. O’Brien Kidney Core Center (NU-GoKIDNEY), bringing together basic and clinical scientists to advance kidney disease discovery.

Mapping Calcium Channels Provides New Insights into Disease

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the inner workings of an important calcium channel, with implications for the treatment of disease.

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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Basic Science Administration

Our department is supported by the Basic Science Administration group. The team provides assistance related to research and financial administration, professional affairs, facilities and communications.

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