Kevin Smith Lab Manager

Phone: 312-503-6126 | E-mail: kevinsmith2020[at]

Kevin Smith was raised in Griffith, Indiana and is very enthusiastic about going to college in the city. He is currently a third-year undergraduate double-majoring in biology and chemistry. Since joining the lab, Kevin works closely with Kostas, investigating the relationship between the neurodegenerative disease ALS and the misfolded SOD1 protein, which alters the cellular proteome in motor neurons. To accomplish this, he does both microscopy and data analysis with Excel. While he enjoys working in the lab, he also enjoys working his other job as a Production Supervisor at Norris University Center. In his free time, he likes to be with friends, watch new Netflix shows, try different restaurants, and study various topics like linguistics, foreign languages, sociology, and religion. Also, he likes piƱa coladas and getting caught in the rain.

Dina Simkin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Konstantinos Tsioras, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Francesco Alessandrini, 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

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