Dr. Jalees Rehman is the Benjamin Goldberg Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He is a cell biologist and physician scientist, and directs a research group that studies metabolism of cancer cells, vascular cells, and stem cells as well as develops novel computational approaches to investigate gene expression data.
Dr. Rehman’s laboratory is currently funded by three multi-PI NIH R01 grants to study inflammation and tissue regeneration as well as a multi-PI R33 to develop novel tools for studying oncogenic signaling and an R01 to study iPSC-derived cardiovascular cells. He is also the PI of a project that is part of an NIH Program Project Grant to study macrophage biology.
Dr. Rehman joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011. In light of his work on mitochondrial biology in cancer cells as well as blood vessels and immune cells in cancer, he joined the UI Cancer Center. He is actively collaborating with several members of the Cancer Center.