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Core Faculty

View faculty in our department holding full-time appointments as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor at Northwestern University. Learn more about their work and connect with affiliated centers and lab sites via the information below. Or, see our A-Z faculty profile directory for the full department list.

Arango , Daniel

Arango , Daniel

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Augustin, Shana M

Augustin, Shana M

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Burridge, Paul W

Burridge, Paul W

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Bio

We use human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to understand the role of the genome in influencing drug efficacy and side effects as well as complex disease traits. We are also interested in plu... [more]

DeCaen, Paul G

DeCaen, Paul G

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Bio

Failure of ion channel function results in many human diseases such as Autosomal Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) and several forms of epilepsy. My labs research directly addresses the molecular and ... [more]

Demonbreun, Alexis

Demonbreun, Alexis

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

George, Jr., Alfred L.

George, Jr., Alfred L.

Professor of Pharmacology

Bio

Our research program is focused on the structure, function, pharmacology, and molecular genetics of ion channels. His laboratory has contributed greatly to understanding the mechanisms by which ion ch... [more]

Gordon, Adam S

Gordon, Adam S

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Horiuchi, Dai

Horiuchi, Dai

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Bio

We're devoted to understanding the cellular events that influence the aggressiveness of breast tumors, and are currently focused on the following areas: (1) Mechanisms of tumor maintenance and progres... [more]

Ji, Zhe

Ji, Zhe

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and McCormick School of Engineering

Bio

We use high-throughput genomic technologies and computational modeling to study the regulation of gene transcription and RNA translation underlying oncogenic processes. We aim at revealing novel cance... [more]

Kearney, Jennifer A

Kearney, Jennifer A

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Bio

Research in my laboratory is focused on studying genetic modifiers that influence the clinical severity of epilepsy. Variable expressivity is a common feature in patients with epilepsy caused by sodiu... [more]