Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Irina V Budunova, MD, PhD

Irina V Budunova, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Urology

Focus of Work

Bio

Our research is focused on the role of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and its target genes in skin and prostate tumor development, and regulation of stem cells.
We are also very much interested in translational aspects of the GR biology, and my laboratory has been involved in the development of novel selective GR activators (SEGRA) that preserve therapeutic potential of glucocorticoids but have fewer side effects.
We also study the molecular mechanisms of the major side effect of topical gluc...[Read full text]
Our research is focused on the role of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and its target genes in skin and prostate tumor development, and regulation of stem cells.
We are also very much interested in translational aspects of the GR biology, and my laboratory has been involved in the development of novel selective GR activators (SEGRA) that preserve therapeutic potential of glucocorticoids but have fewer side effects.
We also study the molecular mechanisms of the major side effect of topical glucocorticoids - skin atrophy using mice with knockout of identified GR target genes.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD, PhD: NAES Coll, Medicine (1976)

Contact

312/695-8106

NMH/Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 1600
676 N Saint Clair
Chicago IL 60611