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Navdeep Chandel

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine & Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics


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Navdeep S. Chandel is the David W. Cugell Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics at Northwestern University. He received his BA in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Cell Physiology at the University of Chicago. For decades, the mitochondria have been primarily viewed as biosynthetic and bioenergetic organelles generating metabolites for the production of macromolecules and ATP, respectively. Dr. Chandel’s work has elucidated that mitochondria have a third distinct role whereby they control cell fate and function through the release of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and metabolites independent of ATP and macromolecule production. Dr. Chandel’s has published over 200 articles and a book entitled “Navigating Metabolism” (Cold Spring Harbor Press). He received NCI outstanding investigator Award in 2016.