Zhenmin M. Lei
After completing his M.S. and M.D. degrees in China, Dr. Zhenmin Lei spent the period from 1987 to 1990 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Louisville, where he studied the molecular actions of gonadotropins. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Louisville in 1995 and then joined the faculty of the Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health, University of Louisville, where he became a full professor in 2009. Dr. Lei’s research effort has primarily focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiological significances of luteinizing hormone (LH), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) actions in gonadal as well as nongonadal tissues, which includes follicular development, spermatogenesis, infertility, pregnant maintenance, cognitive decline and cancer. His recent studies are also involved in the roles of sex steroid hormones and other growth factors in mammary gland development, testicular descent and gestational diabetes mellitus. He has authored over 150 scientific papers in the fields of reproductive endocrinology, neuroendocrinology and OB/GYN. He is a member of AAAS and Society for the Study of Reproduction.
Biography Updated on 1 August 2010