Cindy Voisine
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
(773) 442-5745
Courses Taught
Developmental Biology
Analysis of Development
Cancer Biology
Cell Biology
Current Topics in Genetics
Introduction to Biology
General Biology I
Essential Skills for Biologists
Biology Senior Seminar
Research Interests
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 to sniff out tuberculosis quickly and cheaply.

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. researcher in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry

Bates College: Undergraduate in Biology

Selected Publications

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 DiseasesVolume 4, August, Pages 44–49.

Brehme, M and Voisine, C. (2016) “Model Systems of protein-misfolding diseases reveals chaperone modifiers of proteotoxicity” Disease Models & Mechanisms. Aug 1:9(8):823-38.

Brehme, M, Voisine, C, Rolland, T, Wachi, S, Soper, J, Malhotra, J, Zhu, J, Orton, K, Villella, A, Garza, D, Reinhart, PH, Vidal, M, Ge, H. and Morimoto, RI (2014) “A Chaperome Subnetwork Safeguards Proteostasis in Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases” Cell Reports. Nov 6;9(3):1135-50.

Zhang, Y, Benmohamed, R, Huang, H, Chen, T, Voisine, C, Morimoto, RI, Kirsch, and Silverman, RB. (2013) Arylazanyl pyrazolone derivatives as inhibitors of mutant SOD1-dependent protein aggregation for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry56(6):2665-75.

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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
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Office Hours
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