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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in reproductive-aged women, with a world-wide prevalence of 10-15%.  In addition to a reproductive phenotype that results in an increased risk of infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy complications, a majority of women with PCOS have metabolic abnormalities that result in an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. One of the main objectives of our research is to understand the etiology and pathophysiology of PCOS using relevant mouse and tissue culture models.

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Varykina G. Thackray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Office Phone:  858-822-7693
Lab Phone:  858-822-7567
Office:  Leichtag Biomedical Research Building, 3A17
Lab:  Leichtag Biomedical Research Building, 332 Bays FF & EE
Assistant:  Ruth Montouri
Phone: 858-534-1140
Post-doctoral Position Available to study the role of the gut microbiome in metabolism and reproduction.
Candidates should have a PhD and a strong background in endocrinology, metabolism or reproductive biology is preferred.
If interested, please contact Dr. Varykina G. Thackray at and provide a full CV and contact info for three references.

Reproductive Endocrine Axis