Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Adam Sonabend Lab


Improving therapies for brain tumor patients
We are an interdisciplinary group of physicians and scientists at all stages of their careers with this common goal. We believe in collaboration with a patient-based interest as the best strategy for contributing to the field of neuro-oncology.

Promoting the highest professional and scientific standards
We work to create a dynamic and constructive environment where scientific critical thinking is welcomed from within the lab, and from colleagues from the scientific community. We strive to integrate this critical thinking into our routine to produce the best possible science.

Fostering Career Development
We believe in mentorship, recognition of talent, work and intellectual contribution at every level and for everyone. We believe in diversity as a source of strength of our group. We welcome hard working and ambitious individuals and work to  provide them with career development opportunities. We are always looking for the right person.

Promoting the highest ethical standards for humane and compassionate human and animal-based research 
We believe in respecting the rights of our research subjects, and are thankful for the opportunity that these provide for doing our work.


Join us in congratulating Chidebere Awah, MD, PhD, MSc for winning 1st Prize of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Postdoctoral Awards! 

We recently presented our work on TOP2 regulation of transcription on gliomas at the Northwestern Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department seminar.

Early Investigator Award (DP5) by the High-risk High-Reward Program from the Office of the Director, NIH (2015-2019).

Adam M Sonabend Worthalter, MD

Adam M Sonabend Worthalter, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

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