Cindy Voisine
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
(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)
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
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.

Ph.D., Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Undergraduate Degree in Biology, Bates College

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.


Northwestern University: Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Molecular Biosciences

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

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

(773) 442-5745
Office Hours
On sabbatical during Fall 2019.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae