WHAT'S NEW at the
The NU-SDRC has moved to Tarry!
We are now located in the Tarry Research & Education Center at 300 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 on the 4th Floor in Labs 4-750 & 4-754. We can still be reached at 312-503-4192 or feel free to stop by and see us in our new space!
The NU-SDRC was established in August 2009 with funding from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NAIMS). The NU-SDRC supports the research, education, and communication among 38 collaborating epithelial cell biologists and 14 skin-focused clinical researchers from 11 different departments across Northwestern University. The goal of the NU-SDRC is to promote first-class translational research in epithelial biology, ultimately to improve patient care.
Goals of the NU-SDRC:
Goal 1: To further build interdisciplinary research synergism among those investigators studying epithelial cells and tissues, so that the scientific output of the group becomes greater than the sum of the individual projects now in progress.
Goal 2: To facilitate and foster cooperative interactions among many scientists at Northwestern conducting research in areas related to epithelium.
Goal 3: To attract additional established and junior scientists to investigate epithelial cells through the support and increased communication engendered by this NU-SDRC.
Goal 4: To provide a vehicle for communication with clinicians who see individuals with disorders of epithelium. This latter function will provide translational research opportunities and can also direct scientists towards more clinically relevant investigative endeavors.
Aims to Accomplish these Goals:
Aim 1: Establish an Administrative Core to coordinate all aspects of the NU-SDRC with the aim to maximize scientific interaction and minimize bureaucracy and paperwork
Aim 2: Establish an epithelial/keratinocyte biology focus within 3 unique scientific cores at Northwestern
Aim 3: Establish a Pilot and Feasibility Studies (P & F) Program