CHICAGO --- Serdar E. Bulun, chief of the division of reproductive biology research at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology.
Bulun, is also co-leader of Women's Cancers Research Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, is a nationally and internationally recognized investigator, clinician and educator in the areas of endometriosis, uterine leiomyomata and breast cancer as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
In his research laboratory teams focus on studying estrogen biosynthesis and metabolism, in particular aromatase expression, in hormone-dependent human diseases such as breast cancer, endometriosis and uterine fibroids.
Bulun's team introduced aromatase inhibitors as a new class of drugs in the treatment of endometriosis. The researchers also defined the genetic basis of the aromatase excess syndrome that causes breast development in young boys and girls.
In 2002 Bulun received the Society of Gynecologic Investigation's President's Achievement Award, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the field.
Bulun is a member of numerous scientific organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Endocrine Society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Gynecologic Investigation.
He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Steroids and Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. A frequent speaker at conferences and workshops, Bulun is a reviewer for such professional journals as Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Bulun joined the Northwestern faculty in 2003.