Virginia Rider received the Ph.D. degree from Arizona State University in 1982. Dr. Rider completed postdoctoral training at the Institute of Animal Physiology in Cambridge, England (1985) and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA (1987). She has held academic positions at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and, currently, is a Professor at Pittsburg State University. Rider is interested in understanding the contribution of sex hormones to the development of strongly gender-biased autoimmune diseases. Her research interests revolve around the mechanisms of female sex hormone action on normal target cells and in disease. Rider was awarded the SmithKline Beecham award for research excellence in 1991, the M. Irene Ferrér award for original research in gender-specific medicine, in 2003, and the 1st Sidney A. McNairy Jr. award for student mentoring from the National Institutes of Health, in 2008. She has been a Member of the editorial board for Journal of Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. She serves as a Grant Reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Biography Updated on 3 December 2010