Monday, March 14, 2022
12–1 p.m.
RSVP on Zoom required.

Judd Hultquist, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Northwestern University

Ali Shilatifard, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University











Judd Hultquist, PhD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His laboratory specializes in the development and adaptation of high-throughput, quantitative, systems-based approaches for use in primary models of disease to better understand the host-pathogen relationship. Leveraging diverse expertise in primary cell models, proteomic profiling, and functional genomics, his team works at the intersection of systems biology and infectious disease, defining host-pathogen interactions and their consequences for replication and pathogenesis. Through these efforts, he ultimately hopes to strengthen the bridge from big data to targeted discovery to clinical application for the development of personalized, host-driven therapies and the advancement of human health.

Ali Shilatifard, PhD the Robert Francis Furchgott Professor and Chairman of the department of biochemistry and molecular genetics, and the director of the Simpson Query Institute for Epigenetics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has served as a senior editor for the journal Science, and currently serves as the Editor for Science’s open access journal Science Advances. Research in Shilatifard’s lab focuses on the cause of childhood leukemia through chromosomal translocations, the role of ELL in this process, and the discovery of the Super Elongation Complex as being a central complex linking MLL translocations into a diverse number of genes to leukemic pathogenesis. The goal of our laboratory is to define the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer pathogenesis and to identify potential targets for therapy.