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Gautam Chaudhuri, MD, PhD
Chair and Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Dr. Chaudhuri completed his MBBS from Calcutta University, India and his M.D. from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, India. He then obtained a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from London University under the mentorship of Professor Sir John Vane, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1982. He subsequently completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and joined UCLA to do a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Following completion of this, he joined the department as an Assistant Professor. Since joining UCLA, he has published extensively on the action of sex steroids and nitric oxide. He, together with Lou Ignarro, Professor of Pharmacology at UCLA and a Nobel Laureate, was a member of one of the first groups to demonstrate that endothelium-derived relaxing factor is nitric oxide. He has in the past and continues at present to be supported by the NIH in the form of two RO1 grants. He has served for 4 years as a member of the Human Embryology and Development Review Group of the NIH program project review groups and for 4 years as a member of the Maternal and Child Health Committee of the NICHD. Recently, he was appointed as a member of the Advisory Council of the NICHD.

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