Dr. Bruno Lunenfeld
Shirley Dungan Kheel Memorial Lecture
Dr. Bruno Lunenfeld, Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-llan University, and Ramat Gan, Israel, was the Shirley Dungan Kheel Memorial Lecturer at the Jones Institute on March 29, 2012. Dr. Lunenfeld delivered a lecture entitled, "Infertility, Ovulation Induction, Treatments and the Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers: 40 Years of Follow Up".
Dr. Lunenfeld is President of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male, General Secretary of The Asian-Pacific Initiative on Reproductive Endocrinology, Treasurer of the International Society of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Editor of The Aging Male, a journal devoted to men's health and aging. Dr. Lunenfeld is best known for his pioneering work in human reproduction. After describing the clinical use of hMG in men and women in 1960, his group was the first to achieve a pregnancy with hMG in 1961, demonstrated binding of hCG to LH receptors in theca cells in 1967 and were the first to induce ovulation followed by pregnancy with GnRH in an hMG-stimulated cycle in 1975. His research interests pertain to the physiology and pathology of male and female reproduction and include stimulators, modulators and regulators of sex steroids, spermatogenesis, spermiogenesis, folliculogenesis and ovulation, and the mechanism of action of gonadotrophins, GnRH and growth factors on gene expression and steroidogenesis.