Pamela J. Focia

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Departments of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Cell Biology
Northwestern University
303 E. Chicago Avenue, S-215
Chicago, IL 60611

Ph: 312-503-0848
Fx: 312-503-5349

Pamela J. Focia

Current Position

  • Structural Biology Facility Manager, Northwestern University


  • Structural Biology Facility Manager, Northwestern University, 2002-present
  • Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, 2002-present
  • Crystallography Facility Manager, Northwestern University, 2000-2002
  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1997-2000
  • Ph. D., University of California, San Francisco, 1996 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science, Stanford University, 1985 - Chemistry and Biological Sciences


  • Training and accompanying Northwestern University's new APS users
  • Lecturer: Biochemistry; Macromolecular Structure and Function; Structural Basis of Signal Transduction
  • Affiliations: American Crystallographic Association, Biophysical Society


  • Macromolecular Crystallography
  • Structural Biology of protein:protein and protein:RNA interactions
  • Structure based Drug Discovery