Joshua J Meeks

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19992021

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Research Interests

I am an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, as well as Section Chief of Robotic Surgery at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. I received his MD and PhD degrees from Northwestern University in 2005, completed my urology residency at Northwestern University in 2011, and a urologic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer in 2012. My clinical efforts focus on minimally invasive and open urologic oncology with a particular interest in bladder and prostate cancer. My research interests focus on both the epigenetics and genetic mutations associated with cancer biology. Specifically,I am studying how chromatin remodeling genes play a role in bladder cancer. In addition, I am studying the “driver” mutations found in bladder cancer. In the future, I hope to develop novel systemic and intravesical therapies to improve survival of patients with bladder cancer.

Certifications and Licenses

Urology

Training Experience

2006Internship, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
2011Residency, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
2012Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2005

Cell Biology, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2003

Research interests

  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder and Urinary Tract
  • Genetics
  • Immunogenetics
  • Immunology
  • Oncology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Translational Research
  • Urology

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