Francesco Alessandrini, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 312-503-2499 | E-mail: francesco.alessandrini[at]

Francesco was born and raised in Rome, Italy where he gained his BSc and MSc in Genomic Biotechnology at University of Rome - La Sapienza. He then moved to Genoa to pursue his PhD at University of Genoa, in Biotechnology and Translational Medicine in the lab of Prof. Paolo Malatesta, studying mouse modeling of high-grade glioma and retargeted oncolytic viro-immunotherapy. Francesco joined Northwestern as a post-doctoral fellow to investigate the perturbation of the proteostasis network in human motor neurons derived from ALS patients. Aside from his scientific interests, Francesco enjoys music, jazz and European romantic pianists in particular. He is an amateur pianist, loves wandering around taking photographs with his camera, and supports FC Inter Milan since before he was born.

Dina Simkin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Konstantinos Tsioras, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jacob Mann, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Wanhao Chi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Eric J. Martin, BS; DGP Student

Graduate Student

Kelly Marshall, BS; NUIN Student

Graduate Student

Andrew Fleming, BS; NUIN Student

Graduate Student

Thao Nguyen, BS

Graduate Student

Kevin Smith

Lab Manager

Matthew Wright, MSc

Bioinformatics Analyst

Evan Kaspi, BS

MSTP Student

Contact Us

The lab is superbly located in the downtown Chicago area, a few minutes away from Lake Michigan,
the shopping and restaurants of Magnificent Mile, within the historical Montgomery Ward Memorial Building.

For general lab inquires please contact our lab manager Kevin at: Phone: 312-503-6126 | E-mail:


Evangelos Kiskinis Lab | Northwestern University
Feinberg school of Medicine | Department of Neurology
Ward 12-013 | 303 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611, USA