Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Peter Lab

About Our Lab

The lab of Dr. Marcus E. Peter studies various forms of cell death including apoptosis, which is a fundamental process to regulate homeostasis of all tissues and to eliminate unwanted cells specifically in the immune system. The laboratory is located within the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University.


In August 2015, Dr. Peter was selected as an inaugural recipient of the NCI R35 Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA), which provides seven years of research support to investigators with outstanding records of productivity and achievement in cancer research.

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Peter Lab.

Recent Publications

For more publication information see Northwestern Scholars and for more information see Marcus Ernst Peter, PhD, faculty profile.

Marcus Ernst Peter, PhD

Marcus Ernst Peter, PhD

Marcus Ernst Peter, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Medicine, Division Hematology/Oncology.
Member and Program Leader "Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST)" Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center