Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
Jeffrey N Savas, PhD

Jeffrey N Savas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Movement Disorders), Medicine and Pharmacology

Contact

312-503-3089

Ward Building Room 12-102
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

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Education and Certification

PhD: New York University, School of Medicine (2009)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Scripps Research Institute, Proteomics and Molecular Neuroscience (2015)

Interests

Description of Interests

My research interests are centered on elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms which drive synaptopathies and proteinopathies in the mammalian nervous system. As a first step, we use reductionist biochem... read more
My research interests are centered on elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms which drive synaptopathies and proteinopathies in the mammalian nervous system. As a first step, we use reductionist biochemical approaches with discovery-based proteomic analysis to generate unbiased hypothesizes. Next, we test and characterize candidate proteins and pathways for potential functional relevance with molecular approaches. Ultimately, the goal of my research is to identify keystone proteins and proteomes as potential therapeutic targets to hopefully ameliorate neurodevelopmental and degenerative diseases.

Interests (Keywords)

Alzheimer's Disease; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Biochemistry: Proteins; Neuroscience; Proteomics; Schizophrenia

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