Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Atique Ahmed Lab

Lab Members

Meet the lab team members. We welcome requests for information about our work and collaboration opportunities.

Principal Investigator


Atique Ahmed, PhD
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Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

  • PhD: Mayo Medical School (2007)

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Postdoctoral fellowship: Mayo Medical School, Transplantation (2009); postdoctoral research: University of Chicago

Postdoctoral Fellows


Fatemeh Atashi, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

  • PhD: Geneva University, Switzerland

I am originally from Iran and graduated from Geneva University, Switzerland, in 2015 with a PhD in Stem Cell Biology. Currently, I am doing a postdoctoral fellowship; my work focuses on molecular pathways regulating cellular plasticity, including epigenetic and microenviornmental mechanisms. I hope to continue my investigation of glioblastoma and develop new treatments for brain cancer patients.

Research Staff

Seamus PatrickCaragher

Seamus Patrick Caragher
Research Technologist

  • BS: Georgetown University

I graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in Neurobiology. I joined the lab as a research technologist in July 2016. The goal of my current project is to develop novel, targeted therapies for brain cancer. In addition, my work focuses on understanding the role of calcium in glioblastoma progression. In the future, I hope to attend medical school and become a practicing neuro-oncologist and translational researcher.

Cheol H,Park

Cheol H, Park, PhD
Staff Scientist and Lab Manager

  • PhD: Hanyang University, South Korea

Originally from Korea, I graduated from Hanyang University with a PhD in developmental biology. I have previously worked at the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, as well as the Mayo Clinic. My current work focuses on the role of hypoxia in glioblastoma progression and drug resistance. I hope to help develop new therapeutic paradigm for brain tumors.

Graduate Students


Shivani Doe, Baisiwala

  • MD Candidate 2020: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine BS: Stanford University

I am currently a medical student at Feinberg. Before coming to Feinberg, I completed a BS in Bioengineering and an MS in Management Science at Stanford University. I joined the Ahmed Lab in fall 2016, working on a project investigating the role of vascular co-option in glioblastoma recurrence. Long-term, I am interested in academic neurosurgery and hope to pursue a career as a physician-scientist and entrepreneur. Outside the lab, I enjoy reading a good book, dancing and yummy food.

Undergraduate Students


Robert Hall, III
Undergraduate Researcher

  • University of Chicago

As I was born and raised in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest Side, attending the University of Chicago was my dream for as long as I can remember. My current project examines therapeutic-stress induced symmetric cellular division in glioma stem cells. I plan to attend medical school next year and ultimately aspire to work in the field of oncology as a physician.



Marc Dehegger
Research Technologist, Northwestern University Mouse Histology Laboratory

Volunteer Researcher


Gina Lee
MD Candidate 2019, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lab Manager, 2013-15


Bart Thaci, MD
Neurosurgery Resident, UC Davis Medical Center

Research Fellow, 2010-12


Alex Tobias
MD Candidate 2020, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine

Research Tech, 2012-14