Clifton Ragsdale, Ph.D.


  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Committee on Cancer Biology, Committee on Developmental Biology, Commitee on Neurology


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988


The University of Chicago
Ab216, (MC 0926)
947 East 58th St.
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Phone:  (773) 702-9609

Lab:       (773) 702-2896


Molecular Genetic Control of Brain Development and Differentiation

The Ragsdale laboratory studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control the proliferation, migration and differentiation of embryonic brain cells.  A major related project in the laboratory is a collaboration with Prof. Luping Yu of the Department of Chemistry to develop polymers for in vivo gene delivery.  These new polymer systems have the promise of generating new information about transfection cell biology and yielding novel vectors for gene delivery in experimental animals and in human therapeutics. 

Research Papers in PubMed