Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Reproduction

Bartles, James R

Bartles, James R

Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

j-bartles( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The research in my lab is centered on the "espins," a family of multifunctional actin-bundling proteins, and the elucidation of their roles in the organization and function of hair cell stereocilia. E... [more]

Bohn, Martha C

Bohn, Martha C

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics

m-bohn( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The Bohn lab is developing gene and stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease (PD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)using experimental rodent models of these diseases. Previous studies focuse... [more]

Bulun, Serdar E

Bulun, Serdar E

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Science in Medicine)

nmahmood( at )nm.org

Description of Interests

The laboratory research of Serdar E. Bulun, MD, focuses on studying estrogen biosynthesis and metabolism, in particular aromatase expression, in hormone-dependent human diseases such as breast cancer,... [more]

Dunaif, Andrea E

Dunaif, Andrea E

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Description of Interests

PCOS (poly cystic ovary syndrome)

Gerard, Elizabeth E

Gerard, Elizabeth E

Associate Professor of Neurology (Neurophysiology/Epilepsy)

Description of Interests

My clinical practice focuses on the care of women with epilepsy. This includes contraceptive and pre-conception counseling as well as the management of epilepsy during pregnancy. I am the site-PI of t... [more]

Goldberg, Erwin

Goldberg, Erwin

Professor of Molecular Biosciences

erv( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Biochemistry and molecular biology of mammalian spermatogenesis

Linzer, Daniel

Linzer, Daniel

Provost, Northwestern University, Professor of Biomolecular Sciences Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

dlinzer( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The research of Dan Linzer’s laboratory demonstrates that the development of the mammalian fetus within the mother requires that mammalian reproduction and development be tightly linked. Changes in maternal physiology must occur to accommodate and nurture the fetus.

Mestan, Karen K L

Mestan, Karen K L

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

k-mestan( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Why do some premature infants experience adverse outcomes, while others do not? Dr. Mestan is an attending neonatologist at Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital, whos... [more]

Payne, Christopher J

Payne, Christopher J

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Human Molecular Genetics) and Obstetrics and Gynecology

c-payne( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My lab focuses on how genetic and epigenetic modulators promote the development and maintenance of adult stem cells. Microenvironments, or niches, support the maintenance of stem cells and facilitate ... [more]

Radhakrishnan, Ishwar

Radhakrishnan, Ishwar

Professor of Molecular Biosciences

i-radhakrishnan( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Large molecular assemblies comprising multiple protein and/or nucleic acid subunits perform a variety of specialized tasks in the cell. Research in the Radhakrishnan laboratory is directed towards clarifying the structural and thermodynamic bases of protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions that regulate the formation and/or recruitment of these molecular assemblies.

Shea, Lonnie D

Shea, Lonnie D

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

l-shea( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

The Shea Lab works at the interface of regenerative medicine, biomaterials, and gene and drug delivery. The central theme for the various projects is creating synthetic environments which can be employed to molecularly dissect tissue formation or promote regeneration.

Spencer, Sara M

Spencer, Sara M

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

Description of Interests

My clinical and research interests overlap in the areas of hereditary cancer genetics and preimplantation/prenatal genetic diagnosis.

Weiss, Jeffrey

Weiss, Jeffrey

Research Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

jeff-weiss( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Gonadal Development, Pituitary, Gonadotropins, Activin, LH, FSH

Woodruff, Teresa K

Woodruff, Teresa K

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Science in Medicine), McCormick School of Engineering, Medical Social Sciences and Medicine (Endocrinology)

tkw( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Woodruff's role in understanding inhibin fluctuation in the ovary led to questions about ovarian follicle formation and persistence, which provides new ways to think about fertility preservation for y... [more]