General Information

Alexader Stegh

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine, Davee Department of Neurology
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
303 E. Superior
Chicago, IL 60611

Email: a-stegh@northwestern.edu
Phone: 312-503-2879
Fax: 312-503-5607


Biographical Sketch

Alexander Stegh was born in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He obtained his Diploma in Biochemistry from the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. His graduate studies were carried out at the German Cancer Center in Heidelberg, Germany and the Ben-May Institute for Cancer Research, University of Chicago, USA, under the direction of Professor Marcus E. Peter culminating in a PhD degree in 2000 (Thesis title: “Effector Mechanisms of CD95/Fas/Apo-1-mediated Apoptosis”).  He completed his postdoctoral training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Ronald DePinho, where he became interested in functional genomics. After promotion to instructor in 2007, he began his independent career as Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, Chicago, with appointments at the Davee Department of Neurology and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Education

1992 - 1997

Diploma-Biochemist
Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany; German Cancer Research Center,
Heidelberg, Germany, Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Peter H. Krammer
Diploma Thesis:
Characterization of caspase-8 activity during CD95 (Fas/APO-1)-mediated
apoptosis. Magna cum laude.
Subjects: Biochemistry, Immunology, Biophysics

1997 - 2000 

Ph.D.
German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg, Germany, Laboratory of Prof. Dr.
Peter H. Krammer; The Ben May Institute for Cancer Research, Laboratory of
Prof. Dr. Marcus E. Peter, University of Chicago, USA
Ph.D. Thesis:
Effector mechanisms of CD95 (Fas/Apo-1)-mediated Apoptosis. Summa cum
laude.
Field: Cell Biology, Biochemistry


Postdoctoral Training

2001

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ben May Institute for Cancer Research
Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Marcus E. Peter, University of Chicago, USA

2002 - 2007 

Research Associate, The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical
School, Laboratory of Dr. Ronald A. DePinho, Boston, USA


Academic Appointments

2007 -  2009

Instructor in Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School

2009 -

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Department of Neurology
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center


Fellowships, Patents and Awards

1994 - 1997

Undergraduate Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes,
top 1% of all undergraduate students

1999 - 2000

Ph.D. Program Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, top 1% of all graduate students

2006

Award for best poster presentation, 6th International Cell Death Symposium on "The Mechanisms of Cell Death", Angra dos Reis, Brazil

2002   

Patent, Identification of Bcl2L12 polypeptide activators and inhibitors.

2010

Kimmel Scholar

2011

James S. McDonnell 21st Century Science Initiative Award