Cindy Voisine smiles into the camera in front of a plain background.
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5745
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO 100)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
Cell Biology (BIO 301)
Neurobiology (BIO 365)
Cancer Biology (BIO 366)
Developmental Biology (BIO 367)
Biology Senior Seminar (BIO 390)
Analysis of Development (BIO 424)
Current Topics in Genetics (BIO 427)
Research Interests
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Genetics


Northwestern University: Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Molecular Biosciences

Harvard Medical School: Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Pathology and MGH Cancer Center

University of Wisconsin at Madison: Ph.D. in Biomolecular Chemistry

Bates College: Undergraduate Degree in Biology

Selected Publications

Brehme M, Sverchkova A, and Voisine C. (2019) “Proteostasis Network Deregulation Signatures as Biomarkers as for Pharmacological Disease Intervention” Current Opinions in Systems Biology, Volume 15, June 2019, Pages 74-81.

Sandhof CA, Hoppe SO, Druffel-Ausustin S, Gallrein C, Kirstein J, Voisine C, and Nussbaum-Krammer C. (2019) “Reducing INS-IGF1 signaling protects against non-cell autonomous vesicle rupture caused by SNCA spreading” Autophagy, Jul 29:1-22.

Voisine C and Brehme M. (2019) “HSP90 et al.: Chaperome and Proteostasis Deregulation in Human Disease” Heat Shock Protein 90 in Human Diseases and Disorders. Series Editors: Alexzander A.A. Asea and Stuart Calderwood, Springer Press.

Richards Z, Marsili J, McCray T, Manlucu J, Zenner M, Voisine C, Murphy AB, Abdulkadir SA, Prins GS, and Nonn L. (2019) “Prostate stroma supports branching of human prostate organoids and maintains the transcriptional phenotype of tumoroids" iScience, Feb 22;12:304-317.

Neto MF, Nguyen QH, Marsili J, McFall SM, and Voisine C. (2016) “The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans displays a chemotaxis behavior to tuberculosis-specific odorants” Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases. Volume 4, August, Pages 44–49.

Selected Exhibitions



Additional Information

My research interests focus on using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to study human disease. Student researchers investigate the role of molecular chaperones in development, aging and neurodegenerative diseases. We also use worms to study prostate cancer disparities and sniff out tuberculosis quickly and cheaply. 

Room BBH 352C
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

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