Meet The Lab


Anis Contractor

Jian Xu

Claire Piochon

Associate Professor

Research Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Fellow

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    1999 - PhD - SUNY - Buffalo, New York


    View all publications by Jian listed in the National Library of Medicine.

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    2008 - PhD - Neuroscience - Université Pierre et Marie Curie


    2004 - MS - Neuroscience - Université Pierre et Marie Curie


    2003 - BS - Cell Biology and Physiology - Université Paris Sud - Paris, France


    View all publications by Claire listed in the National Library of Medicine.


Toshihiro Nomura

John Marshall

Yiwen Zhu

Postdoctoral fellow

Graduate Student

Graduate Student

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    2008 - BA - Biochemistry, Philosophy - Columbia University, New York, NY


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Christine Remmers

Kelly Marshall

Stephen Kraniotis

Graduate Student

Master's Student

Research Technician


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    2008 - BSc - Biological Sciences & Psychology - Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA


    View all publications by Christine listed in the National Library of Medicine.

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    2014 - BA - Neuroscience - University of Colorado Boulder, CO

Research Opportunities in the Contractor Lab

Postdoctoral Positions

Upon occasion opportunities exist for talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory.   Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae along with the contact details of three references.

Rotation Students

Positions for graduate students interested in performing their thesis studies in the Contractor laboratory are available for individuals from the NUIN, DGP, and MSTP programs at Northwestern University.

Undergraduate Students

Occasional positions are available for temporary or part-time laboratory assistants. Undergraduate students with a desire to gain laboratory experience are encouraged to contact us.

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Contact Info

303 E Chicago Ave

Ward Building

Suite 5-223

Chicago, IL 60611


Anis Contractor Lab


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