I have always had an interest in the study of endocrinology. I had the wonderful opportunity to start out in the Leitman lab as a volunteer some years back and decided to stay on as a graduate student.
4th year Endocrinology. Dale Leitman Lab.
cooking and baking along with watching Forensic Files and Law and Order.
My research intersts include finding safer drugs for the treatment of menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, weight gain, heart disease and osteoporosis. My goal is to find a drug which can safely treat the symptoms of menopause without increasing a woman's risk of developing breast and or endometrial cancer, but would keep beneficial effects of estrogens such as decreasing osteoporosis, hot flashs and fat deposition.
Paruthiyil S, Cvoro A, et. al (2009). Drug and cell type-specific regulation of genes with different classes of estrogen receptor beta-selective agonists. PLoS One, Jul 17;4(7):e6271.
Levy, N et al. (2008). Differential regulation of native estrogen receptor-regulatory elements by estradiol, tamoxifen, and raloxifene. Molecular Endocrinology, Feb;22(2):287-303.