Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Dr. Judith Potashkin is a Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Potashkin trained at Roswell Park Memorial Institute and received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1985 from State University of New York, Buffalo. From 1985-1989, she trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. After completing her postdoctoral training, Dr. Potashkin became a faculty member at the Chicago Medical School in 1990.
The Department of Defense, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the CurePSP Foundation have supported Dr. Potashkin’s research on identification of Parkinson’s disease biomarkers. She has also received support from the National Institute of Drug Addiction, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the American Cancer Society for her studies on pre-mRNA splicing. Dr. Potashkin was the recipient of an American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award. Other honors include Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, a Nucleic Acid Group of Buffalo fellowship, a Sigma Xi Research Award, an EMBO Travel Award and a Presidential Service Award and the Morris L. Parker Award for Research from RFUMS.