Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Currently Approved WRHRCDC Mentors

Senior scientists outside this list may serve as WRHRCDC mentors. Each mentor will need to be approved by the NIH prior to start of the research project.

FacultyResearch Area
Bulun, Serdar E., MDSteroid biochemistry; estrogen biosynthesis; aromatase in endometriosis, leiomyomata and breast cancer; progesterone receptors in endometriosis and leiomyomas; COX-2 in endometrial cancer; use of aromatase inhibitors in the treatment of endometriosis and leiomyomata.
Crawford, Susan E., MDAngiogenesis in placenta and fetus
Dunaif, Andrea, MDMaternal-Fetal Medicine/ Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility/ Reproductive Genetics
Elias, Sherman, MDPrenatal diagnosis of fetal genetic disorders; Isolation of fetal cells and DNA from maternal blood; amniocentesis; clinical cytogenetics
Goldberg, Erwin, MDGenetic regulation of spermatogenesis; immunocontraception
Hendrix, Mary, PhDOvarian and breast cancer
Hirsch, Emmet, MDPreterm labor, role of infection/inflammation in preterm labor, differential gene regulation in preterm labor
Hunzicker-Dunn, Mary, PhDFollicular differentiation, ovulation, corpus luteum formation, FSH/LH-dependent cell signaling, PCOS
Jameson, Larry, MD, PhDAmbiguous genitalia, role of nuclear receptors in sex determination, role of nuclear receptors in gonadal development
Levine, Jon, PhDGnRH neuronal function, Molecular basis for GnRH pulsatility
Linzer, Daniel, PhDPlacental function; action of placental hormones on fetal and maternal tissues
Mayo, Kelly, PhDRegulation of ovarian gene expression by pituitary gonadotropins
Metzger, Boyd, MDDiabetes and pregnancy, diagnosis and long-term health hazards of gestational and pregestational diabetes
Peaceman, Alan, MDPreterm labor, intrauterine growth retardation, diabetes and pregnancy
Rodriguez, Gustavo, MDOvarian cancer biology, role of steroid hormones, oral contraceptives and progestins in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer
Turek, Fred, PhDHypothalamic function, circadian rhythms and regulation of reproductive function
Stack, Sharon, PhDOvarian cancer, tumor biology, roles of matrix metalloproteinases in the pathogenesis and metastasis of ovarian cancer
Woodruff, Teresa, PhDOvarian folliculogenesis, inhibins and activins, signal transduction in the ovary, Inhibins and activins in ovarian cancer biology

To learn more information about these mentors, including federal funding, publications and research, please search Crisp database, Pubmed, and the Northwestern websites.