Full Name
Navdeep Chandel, PhD
Job Title
Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Speaker Bio
Navdeep S. Chandel PhD is the David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

His research focuses on elucidating mitochondria beyond ATP production can generate signals to control physiology and diseases. His work reveals that mitochondria can release reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the metabolites in controlling hypoxic responses, cellular differentiation, and immune responses. His research team established that mitochondrial metabolism is necessary for cancer cell, endothelial cell, and T cell proliferation in vivo. Before, the prevailing idea was that only increased aerobic glycolysis was the dominant metabolic pathway in these proliferating cells. Finally, he wrote “Navigating Metabolism” (CSHL Press 2014), an introductory book on metabolism.

He received both his B.A. in Mathematics and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has received the Ver Steeg Award for outstanding mentorship of students in the Graduate School at Northwestern University. He is a co-recipient of the 2023 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences.
Navdeep Chandel, PhD