Our mission is to increase endometriosis awareness, fund landmark research, provide advocacy and support for patients, and educate the public and medical community.
Founders: Padma Lakshmi, Tamer Seckin, MD
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J. Julie Kim

J. Julie Kim, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University.

Julie Kim, PhD is the Susy Y. Hung Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine at Northwestern University. She is the Co-Director for the Center of Reproductive Science at Northwestern.  Dr. Kim received a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  and a Ph.D. at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. She completed post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and established an independent research laboratory as an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University.  Her laboratory is interested in understanding the pleiotropic actions of sex hormones and their intersection with risk factors that promote development and growth of uterine diseases including  Endometrial Cancer, Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis.  The lab develops appropriate in vitro and in vivo models that best represent the physiology of reproductive tissues, including 3D organ cultures on microfluidic platforms, patient derived xenografted tumors, and mouse models. The ultimate goal is to provide potential new drug targets as well as better drug screening approaches for these uterine diseases.  Dr. Kim is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and involved in the education programs of the Northwestern University graduate school.