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

New Faculty in NUIN

Yvette Wong, PhD

Yvette Wong is a neuroscientist working on organelle dynamics in cellular neuroscience and neurodegeneration. Her research program focuses on investigating real-time dynamics of organelles such as mitochondria and lysosomes using advanced microscopy techniques to elucidate their roles in neuronal homeostasis and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Charcot-Marie Tooth. She recently identified mitochondria-lysosome contact sites as an important pathway for organelle crosstalk which are misregulated in various neurological disorders. Her current research uses super-resolution and live-cell microscopy techniques in human cell lines and disease models to identify novel functions/regulations of mitochondria-lysosome contacts.


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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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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