Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Kathleen Green Lab


Read the latest news from the Green Lab. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our lab’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.


  • Green Lab uses basic science research to fight cancer with H Foundation support as a member of the Lurie Cancer Center
    See the Green Lab in action in this H Foundation video describing the importance of Basic Science Research in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in understanding, diagnosing and treating cancer.
  • Dr. Zarkoob awarded AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Hoda Zarkoob was awarded the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship for the funding years of 2018-2020. Her work is focused on Cardiomyocyte Mechanotransduction through the Desmoplakin/RhoGEF Ect2 Interaction.
  • 06/28/2018
    Marihan Hegazy received the Lurie Cancer Center Symposium & Scientific Poster Travel Award for her poster “Trafficking and positioning of desmoglein-1 during desmosome assembly” at the symposium poster session held on June 28, 2018.
  • Welcome to the newest members of the Green Lab: Saki Amagai and Avinash Jaiganesh

    Welcome to the newest members of the Green Lab:

    Saki Amagai and Avinash Jaiganesh, PhD.

  • Gillian Fitz presents work on a new animal model
    Gillian Fitz presented work on a new animal model in the Growth Factors, Cell Adhesion and Matrix Biology mini-symposium at the International Investigative Dermatology Meeting in May 2018. The talk was entitled “A novel animal model of Desmoglein 1 (Dsg1) deficiency reveals an essential role for Dsg1 in epidermal barrier formation.”


  • Congratulations to Chen Kam on receiving his Ph.D.

    Chen Kam received his Ph.D. this past June and starting his post-doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Valentina Greco at Yale University.