Faculty

Note: This listing contains information about faculty members who conduct research in a Children's Memorial Research Center facility or are part of the research center leadership team. For other research center members, please refer to the links below:

Research center members by research interest 

Departmental research 


Ahlgren, Sara
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Developmental Biology Program

Ariza, Adolfo
Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Associate Director, Pediatric Practice Research Group, Smith Child Health Research Program

Binns, Helen
Professor, Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine; Director, Pediatric Practice Research Group, Smith Child Health Research Program

Bohn, Martha
Medical Research Institute Council Professor, Northwestern University; Director, Neurobiology Program

Bonaldo, Maria
Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Cancer Biology & Epigenomics Program

Bu, Hengfu    
Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Clinical and Translational Research Program

Cartland, Jenifer
Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Child Health Data Lab, Smith Child Health Research Program

Chou, Pauline
Division Head, Anatomic Pathology, Children's Memorial Hospital; Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program

Christoffel, Katherine Kaufer
Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Center on Obesity Management and Prevention, Smith Child Health Research Program

Chu, Fei
Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Cancer Biology & Epigenomics Program

DePlaen, Isabelle
Attending physician, Neonatology; Clinical and Translational Research Program

Dettman, Robert
Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Developmental Biology Program

DiDonato, Christine
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Human Molecular Genetics Program

Epstein, Leon
Division Head, Neurology, Children's Memorial Hospital; Neurobiology Program

Galat, Vasil
Research Assistant Professor, Pathology; Director, Stem Cell Facility, Developmental Biology Program

Harris, Ann 
Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Human Molecular Genetics Program

Hendrix, Mary J.C.
President & Scientific Director, Children's Memorial Research Center
Medical Research Institute Council Professor
William G. Swartchild, Jr. Distinguished Research Professor
Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
Member, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Chicago, Illinois

Herzing, Laura
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Human Molecular Genetics Program

Hockberger, Philip
Associate Professor, Physiology; Developmental Biology Program

Iannaccone, Philip
Professor, Pediatrics & Pathology; Senior Vice President, Deputy Director for Research - Basic Science; Director, Developmental Biology Program

Khalkhali-Ellis, Zhila
Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Cancer Biology & Epigenomics Program

Kirschmann, Dawn
Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Cancer Biology & Epigenomics Program

Kletzel, Morris
Division Head, Hematology/Oncology/Transplantation, Children's Memorial Hospital; Clinical and Translational Research Program  

Kluppel, Michael 
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Human Molecular Genetics Program

Koh, Sookyong
Attending physician, Neurology, Children's Memorial Hospital; Neurobiology Program

Kohtz, Jhumku
Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Developmental Biology Program

Lamm, Marilyn 
Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Developmental Biology Program

Langman, Craig
Division Head, Kidney Diseases, Children's Memorial Hospital; Developmental Biology Program

Laurie, Nikia 
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program

Liu, Xin
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Smith Child Health Research

Ma, Yong-Chao  
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Physiology and Neurology; Developmental Biology Program

Madonna, Mary Beth
Attending surgeon, Pediatric Surgery, Children's Memorial Hospital; Cancer Biology and Epigenomics

Malchenko, Sergey
Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program

Mason, Maryann
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Smith Child Health Research Program

Mayanil, Shekhar  
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery; Developmental Biology Program

Pachman, Lauren
Attending physician, Rheumatology; Director, FOCIS Center of Excellence in Clinical Immunology

Payne, Christopher  
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Human Molecular Genetics Program

Perlman, Elizabeth
Dept Head, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children's Memorial Hospital; Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program

Rowley, Anne
Attending physician, Infectious Diseases, Children's Memorial Hospital; Clinical and Translational Research Program

Schnaper, William
Attending physician, Kidney Diseases, Children's Memorial Hospital; Clinical & Translational Research Program

Schroeder, Jr., James W.    
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology; Clinical and Translational Research Program

Schumacker, Paul
Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine, MED-Cell & Molecular Biology; Clinical & Translational Research Program 

Seftor, Richard
Director, Program in Matrix Biology

Sharma, Arun   
Research Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology Program

Sharma, Saraubh 
Research Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery; Developmental Biology Program

Simon, Hans-Georg
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Developmental Biology Program

Soares, Marcelo
Professor, Pediatrics, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine; Rachelle and Mark Gordon Endowed Professor; Director, Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program

Sredni, Simone   
Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine; FOCIS Center of Excellence in Clinical Immunology

Strizzi, Luigi
Research Assistant Professor, Lurie Cancer Center; Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program

Superina, Riccardo
Director, Transplant Surgery, Children's Memorial Hospital; Clinical & Translational Research Program

Tan, Xiao-Di
Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Clinical and Translational Research Program

Thompson, Alexis
Attending physician, Hematology/Oncology/Transplantation, Children's Memorial Hospital; Clinical & Translational Research Program

Tomita, Tadanori
Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Head, Division of Neurosurgery and Medical director, Falk Brain Tumor Center, Children's Memorial Hospital; Cancer Biology & Epigenomics Program

Topczewska, Jolanta
Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine; Developmental Biology Program

Topczewski, Jacek
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine; Developmental Biology Program

Tse, William
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Wainwright, Mark
Associate Professor, Division of Neurology and Critical Care Medicine; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Pediatric Critical Illness and Injury (CIRPCII); Neurobiology Program

Walterhouse, David
Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Developmental Biology Program

Wang, Min
Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program

Whitington, Peter
Attending physician, Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition, Children's Memorial Hospital; Co-director, Siragusa Transplantation Center; Clinical and Translational Research Program

Xie, Hehuang
Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program

Yogev, Ram
Attending physician/director, Special Infectious Diseases, Children's Memorial Hospital; Deputy Director for Research - Clinical Sciences and Director, Clinical and Translational Research Program

Yoon, Joon Won
Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University; Developmental Biology Program