Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Erik C Andersen, PhD

Professor, Molecular Biosciences; Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Erik C Andersen, PhD

Research Program


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Cancer-Focused Research

The nematode is a powerful experimental platform for many reasons, including its ease of manipulation, a powerful genetic and genomic toolkit, a large wild strain collection, and the ability to connect gene function to tissues and cells in an intact organism My research group has combined expertise in computational methods with experimental approaches to produce extensive data for chemotherapy toxicity and anthelmintic drug target discovery. We implemented high-throughput phenotyping of organismal cytotoxicity and whole-genome sequencing to discover genomic variation using reproducible pipelines.