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Invesire f Mrali Prakriya, PhD

Investiture of Murali Prakriya, PhD

Murali Prakriya, PhD, was formally invested as the Magerstadt Professor of Pharmacology at a ceremony on September 20, 2021. Current and former lab members joined Dr. Prakriya to celebrate the occasion.

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Department of Pharmacology Looks Ahead to New Discoveries and Collaborations

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.

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The XX/XY Factor

Uncovering how sex differences in gene expression may contribute to disease.

Unangling Celllar Changes in Pediaric Epilepsy

Untangling Cellular Changes in Pediatric Epilepsy

Scientists have characterized how a mutation in the gene KCNQ2, associated with pediatric epilepsy, affects human neuron activity, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in eLife.

Gabriel Rcklin, PhD, Receives he Nainal Insies f Healh (NIH) Direcr’s New Innvar Award

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.

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Multi-year Drug Discovery Partnership to Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease

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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