Lois A. Salamonsen

Monash University, Australia

Lois A. Salamonsen received her B.S. degree in biochemistry from Otago University in New Zealand and her Ph.D. degree from Monash University, Australia. Her Ph.D. thesis examined blastocyst-endometrial interactions in the sheep during early pregnancy, using a proteomic approach. Her research since then has focused on human uterine biology, specifically on mechanisms underlying endometrial remodeling including menstruation and endometrial repair and on endometrial receptivity for implantation. Clinical problems being addressed include infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, and development of new nonhormonal contraceptives for women. Professor Salamonsen has published over 250 papers, review articles, and book chapters in the fields of endometrial remodeling and implantation. She currently works as an Associate Editor for the international journals Biology of Reproduction and Reproductive Sciences, on the Editorial Boards of Endocrinology, Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, and Repropedia, and a Member of the Faculty of 1000. She serves as a Fellow and Life Member of the Society for Reproductive Biology and as a President of that Society from 2004 to 2006 and was awarded their premier award, the Founder’s Lecture, in 2009. In 2012, Professor Salamonsen was also awarded an honorary fellowship of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, one of only four scientists to receive this honor. Work in the Salamonsen laboratories over the past 10 years has been sustained by the NHMRC, National Institutes of Health (USA), World Health Organization, Rockefeller Foundation, CONRAD/CICCR (USA), Schering AG, Merck Serono, and Monash IVF. Professor Salamonsen receives regular invitations to speak and to participate in specialist workshops, both nationally and internationally. In 2011/2012, this included presentations in Thailand, Spain, and USA.

Biography Updated on 29 December 2013

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