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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute


The Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology (SQI) promotes research convergence in basic science, engineering and medicine to improve human health.

Areas of Research

Our institute provides an intellectual framework and environment that connects investigators across disciplines in the space of bio-inspired science and technologies. Our faculty members and research centers focus on the following research areas.

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Our faculty members and clients of the SQI core facilities contribute to bio-inspired science and technologies by publishing their findings in scientific journals. Browse through their SQI-related publications and see what our researchers have discovered.

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Research Impact

SQI’s immediate goal is to foster effective research collaborations within Northwestern University and across the globe to promote discovery in our areas of research. The long-term goal of research conducted at SQI is to apply findings from our discoveries to enhance human health, well-being and quality of life.

1,172SQI-related publications


SQI has excellent faculty and continuously expanding facilities in the form of research space in the new Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center and Core Facilities equipment.”

Evan Scott, Kay Davis Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology-Immunology

$415 million+ research funding

639students, postdocs and medical fellows trained in SQI faculty labs