The administrative functions of the NU-PSOC will operate under the aegis of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer and Chemistry of Life Processes Institute. The Administration will collectively provide oversight and facilitate interactions with: NCI program staff, the Center Advisory Committee (CAC), within the NU-PSOC Center, the PS-OC Network, the PS-OC Steering Committee (PSC), and outside the PS-OC Network. In addition, the Administration will plan, implement and oversee day-to-day operations of the NU-PSOC Center, the Pilot Project Program, the Trans-Network Project Program, the Outreach and Dissemination Unit, and the Education and Training Unit. The Principal Investigator is Jonathan Widom, PhD, a physical scientist who is Principal Investigator ofthe Keck Biophysics Facility at Northwestern University with appointments in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr. Widom's training, expertise, and extensive experience in physical science research, innovation, and education makes him ideally suited to lead the Physical Sciences-Oncology Center. The Senior Co-Investigator, Dr. Jonathan Licht, complements Dr. Widom by providing the perspective of a cancer researcher and clinician regarding theoretical and practical roadblocks to progress in cancer research. The close involvement of Dr. Steven T. Rosen, Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center with the NU-PSOC Center as a member of the Center Advisory Committee will guarantee tight alignment of the Northwestern clinical oncology and tumor biology scientists with the physica scientists of the NU-PSOC and will help expedite the dissemination of research breakthroughs throughout the cancer community. The participation of Thomas V. O'Halloran, Director of the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, as an investigator on a PSOC Project (Project 3), and PSOC Center Advisory Committee, guarantees a mutually beneficial relationship between the NU-PSOC and the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute. The Program Manager, Sheila M. Judge PhD, has a broad background in scientific research, teaching, and administration which will enable her to translate scientific and programmatic directives into operational goals and to work effectively with faculty and University administration to achieve those goals. An Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Center.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements (U54)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Northwestern University at Chicago
United States
Zip Code
Serebryannyy, Leonid A; Yemelyanov, Alex; Gottardi, Cara J et al. (2017) Nuclear ?-catenin mediates the DNA damage response via ?-catenin and nuclear actin. J Cell Sci 130:1717-1729
Voong, Lilien N; Xi, Liqun; Sebeson, Amy C et al. (2016) Insights into Nucleosome Organization in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells through Chemical Mapping. Cell 167:1555-1570.e15
Serebryannyy, Leonid A; Cruz, Christina M; de Lanerolle, Primal (2016) A Role for Nuclear Actin in HDAC 1 and 2 Regulation. Sci Rep 6:28460
Hill, Steven M; Heiser, Laura M; Cokelaer, Thomas et al. (2016) Inferring causal molecular networks: empirical assessment through a community-based effort. Nat Methods 13:310-8
Zhao, Baobing; Mei, Yang; Schipma, Matthew J et al. (2016) Nuclear Condensation during Mouse Erythropoiesis Requires Caspase-3-Mediated Nuclear Opening. Dev Cell 36:498-510
Serebryannyy, Leonid A; Parilla, Megan; Annibale, Paolo et al. (2016) Persistent nuclear actin filaments inhibit transcription by RNA polymerase II. J Cell Sci 129:3412-25
Chuang, Yishan; Hung, Michelle E; Cangelose, Brianne K et al. (2016) Regulation of the IL-10-driven macrophage phenotype under incoherent stimuli. Innate Immun 22:647-657
Shah, M Y; Martinez-Garcia, E; Phillip, J M et al. (2016) MMSET/WHSC1 enhances DNA damage repair leading to an increase in resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. Oncogene 35:5905-5915
Philips, Steven J; Canalizo-Hernandez, Monica; Yildirim, Ilyas et al. (2015) TRANSCRIPTION. Allosteric transcriptional regulation via changes in the overall topology of the core promoter. Science 349:877-81
Fishbain, Susan; Inobe, Tomonao; Israeli, Eitan et al. (2015) Sequence composition of disordered regions fine-tunes protein half-life. Nat Struct Mol Biol 22:214-21

Showing the most recent 10 out of 161 publications