Cicek Gercel-Taylor has worked at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Louisville School of Medicine since 1992. She earned her Ph.D. degree in medical microbiology and immunology from Ohio State University with postdoctoral work at Penn State University and Boston University School of Medicine. She has been the Resident Research Coordinator for the OB/GYN Department since 2002. Dr. Gercel-Taylor’s main research interest is in gynecological cancers, and she has published extensively in this field. Her research is directed at investigations that define genetic and epigenetic alterations associated with the development of cancer and the role of endogenous and exogenous hormones in these processes as well as their therapeutic potential alone and in combination with conventional therapies. A significant part of these investigations also includes the identification and characterization of clinically relevant biomarkers. In addition, she is studying the mechanisms associated with hormone therapies used for menopause. Dr. Gercel-Taylor has garnered numerous awards for funding, in addition to academic awards of accomplishment, including those from Society for Gynecological Investigations and North American Menopause Society. She is an Associate Editor for BMC-Cancer.
Biography Updated on 7 August 2009