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Northwestern University (NU) offers world-class advanced training in neuroscience via its Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD program. Read More

NEW FACULTY IN NUIN

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Atique Ahmed, Ph.D.

Atique Ahmed is a tumor and stem cell biologist working on understanding the therapeutic resistance mechanisms in brain tumors. His laboratory is particularly interested in investigating the role of cellular plasticity in promoting the cancer stem cell niche and disease recurrence. The lab uses a combination of stem and cancer cell biology, advance molecular biology techniques (such as Single Cell RNA Sequencing, Chip-seq analysis, transgenic animal models, and patient-derived orthotopic brain tumor animal models) and advanced in vivo imaging techniques to elucidate the mechanisms of therapeutic adaptation. The goal is to identify novel actionable targets to conduct clinical trials and formulate novel therapeutic interventions to prevent this aggressive cancer.

FACULTY AND RESEARCH

NUIN is a research-oriented PhD program, highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and with numerous and diverse foci of research excellence. Emphasis is based on clinically relevant as well as basic research.

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GRADUATE PROGRAM

NUIN accepts applicants from diverse backgrounds and majors, including psychology, engineering, physics, computer science, and chemistry, as well as biology and neuroscience. If you are a prospective student, read all about our

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