Biography

  • Ann Marie and Francis Klocke, MD Research Scholar, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Professor of Pediatrics and Cell and Developmental Biology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Erica E. Davis, PhD, has been faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine since 2019. The vision of her research laboratory is Rare Pediatric Genetics 3D: Understanding rare pediatric genetic disease through Diversity, Discovery, and Development. With an emphasis on rare syndromes such as the ciliopathies, neurodevelopmental disorders, craniofacial anomalies, and congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, the three pillars of her research program are to: (1) identify new disease genes; (2) elucidate underlying mechanism; and (3) advance therapeutic development. She is a strong advocate for families with rare human genetic disorders; she takes pride in mentorship of students and postdocs; and is an avid proponent for collaborative multidisciplinary research wherein the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts. Her lab’s core values are collaboration, work ethic, mutual respect, scientific rigor, and innovation.

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Education and Background

  • Postdoctoral Work, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University 2009-2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University 2005-2009
  • Doctorate Degree, Molecular Genetics, University of Liège 2005

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