Benita S Katzenellenbogen The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2014

Benita S Katzenellenbogen

Dr. Benita S. Katzenellenbogen is the Swanlund Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Illinois and College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. The work of her laboratory is focused on nuclear hormone receptors, especially estrogen receptors and their actions in breast cancer and in reproductive tissues. Fundamental aspects of structure-function relationships and mechanisms of action of the estrogen receptors and the molecular basis for the action of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) such as tamoxifen and raloxifene, have been particular interests, as well as cellular alterations resulting in therapy resistance. Dr. Katzenellenbogen has trained many young investigators who have gone on to successful and prominent careers in academia, industry, and governmental agencies. She has also served on many important committees and review panels, and as President of The Endocrine Society from 2000 – 2001. Her research contributions have been recognized by prestigious awards and honors from professional societies and foundations.

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