Navdeep Chandel


Navdeep S. Chandel, PhD is the David W. Cugell, MD, Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor of science in Mathematics in 1991. He earned his doctoral degree with Paul T. Schumacker, Ph.D. at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1996. Dr. Chandel’s doctoral work was on kinetics of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase during hypoxia. He completed his post-doctoral work jointly with Dr. Schumacker on mitochondrial dependent oxygen sensing and Dr. Craig Thompson on mitochondrial dependent apoptosis at the University of Chicago in 1999. In 2000, Dr. Chandel established his laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University on understanding how mitochondria work as signaling organelles to regulate physiology and pathology. He has published 180 papers, organized multiple conferences including New York Academy of Sciences, Cell Press and Keystone Symposia and serves on multiple editorial boards including Molecular Cellular Biology, Science Advances and Molecular Cell. He has written “Navigating Metabolism” (Cold Spring Harbor Press), an introductory book to metabolism.

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by Hermann Hesse

I usually like to give, at least younger people, Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. It’s a nice book about a journey of an evolution of a young man into an adult. That transition, I still struggle with, so it’s a good read all the time.

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