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Defining how cell communication and cooperation drive tissue form and function.


The Green Lab

Just as communication between people is essential for our society to thrive, so too is communication between cells in a multicellular organism essential for its existence. Our group shares a passion for understanding how cells physically stick together to provide mechanical strength to tissues and how adhesion molecules convert mechanical and other environmental cues into signals that drive individual and collective cell behaviors in development, differentiation and disease.  We are also passionate about converting our curiosity-driven research into practical knowledge that can help us diagnose and treat adhesion-related diseases, including inherited, autoimmune and bacterial-toxin mediated skin disease, heart disease and cancer. The Green Laboratory is dedicated to an open, collaborative and inclusive research environment promoting high impact research. The lab mentors a diverse team of individuals from different disciplines, backgrounds, perspectives and expertise for a future as independent scientists, educators and professionals in allied fields.

The Latest From the Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Cell and Developmental Skin Biology Available Immediately

The Green Lab invites highly motivated individuals with PhDs and M/PhDs seeking advanced training to apply for a full-time postdoctoral position in Cell and Developmental Skin Biology. Learn more in News.

NU Undergrad Annee Krl Awarded Research Gran

NU Undergrad Annette Krol Awarded Research Grant

Welcome to the Green Lab, Annette Krol! Annette is an undergraduate scholar at Northwestern University. She wrote and was awarded one of Northwestern's prestigious summer undergraduate research grants (SURG). She will work with Dr. Robert Harmon on a project entitled, "Characterizing Regulin Expression in Darier's Disease".


Abbey Perl Receives NRSA Gran

Abbey Perl Receives NRSA Grant

Congratulations to Green Lab postdoctoral fellow Abbey Perl on being awarded an NRSA grant entitled "Phosphatase-dependent regulation of desmosome intercellular junctions" from the NIH.

Lab Leadership

Kathleen J. Green, PhD
Joseph L. Mayberry, Sr., Professor of Pathology
Professor of Dermatology
Associate Director of Basic Sciences, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

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