Nameer B Kirma
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Dr. Nameer Kirma received his PhD in molecular biology from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia in 1997. His postdoctoral work in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University focused on estrogen actions in breast cancer. He later attained instructor positions in OB/GYN and Endocrinology at Emory University. Dr. Kirma then moved to the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2004 as assistant professor. His current research focuses on the role of signaling factors as well as nutritional effects on inflammatory gynecological diseases, such as endometriosis, and women related malignancies. He has published in peer review journals such as Cancer Research and Molecular Human Reproduction.
Two main lines of research are currently the main focus of my laboratory. The first is the role of dietary intervention, specifically phytoestrogens, on breast cancer risk. Mouse models of breast cancer are used for this research. The second line of research is the role of cell signaling, pharmacological modulation and natural compounds in benign and malignant gynecologic diseases. Established cell culture systems, primary tissue as well as mouse models are used for this research.