Rex L Chisholm Vice Dean Scientific Affairs and Graduate Education ,Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology, Center for Genetic Medicine and Surgery

A primary goal of my work is to establish the approaches and benefits of genomics informed personalized medicine. A key element of this is participation in the eMERGE consortium (, where I serve as the steering committee chair. This project uses Electronic Health Records linked biobank samples ( to study the genetics of disease susceptibility, therapeutic outcomes and pharmacogenomics. My group is also interested in genome informatics, particularly genome annotation and visualization technology.

Professional Education
PhD: University of Michigan, Microbiology (1980)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984)

Affiliated Centers
Center for Community Health - Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Center for Genetic Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
Interdepartmental Immunobiology Center
Northwestern University Institute of Neuroscience (NUIN)
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center