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Life Sciences Financial Services

What We Do


Our Mission

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Life Sciences Financial Services (LSFS) manages the financial, human resources, research administration, purchasing, and receiving needs for the departments of Neurobiology and Molecular Biosciences, as well as serving the programs in Interdepartmental Biological Sciences (IBiS) and Biological Sciences (PBS).

Who We Serve


Molecular Biosciences

Research in Molecular Biosciences addresses problems not only in the core departmental disciplines of molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology, but also in genetics, developmental biology, structural biology, biophysics, reproductive biology, immunology and virology.
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Northwestern's neurobiologists study how the brain develops and functions, focusing on diverse topics including sensory and motor systems, biological rhythms, learning and memory, and the neurobiology of disease.
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Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS)

Increasingly, the life sciences require interdisciplinary approaches in order to make essential progress in understanding normal cellular processes, diseases such as cancer, and the development of complex systems.

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Plant Biology and Conservation

The biological world is currently confronted with rapid changes due to global climate change, increases in invasive species and diseases, and habitat fragmentation and these will all have significant impacts on the health, survival, diversity, and distribution of the biota as we know it.

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News and Events




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Bio-Breaks is a program that provides administrative staff the opportunity to become better acquainted with the research they support. LSFS, Neurobiology, Molecular Biosciences and Biological Sciences staff are invited to attend lunch-time presentations led by Northwestern University faculty members and leaders.

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News and Announcements

Plant Biology and Conservation Program graduate student Lauren Audi explores breadfruit's genetic history
Neurobiology Professor Ravi Allada receives Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant
Molecular Biosciences Professor Ishwar Radhakrishnan receives "W" Award to expand computational tool
Professor Amy Rosenzweig elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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