Rajeshwar Rao Tekmal

Rajeshwar Rao Tekmal |Clyto Access

Division of Reproductive Research University of Texas Health care, USA

Keynote Speaker

Expertise: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Biography:

Dr. Tekmal completed postdoctoral training in molecular biology at Michigan State Univ. and Univ. of MS Medical Center. He started his academic research career at Oakland Univ. in MI and in 1989, joined the ob-gyn faculty at UTHSCSA for the first time. After few years, Dr. Tekmal moved to Emory Univ. in Atlanta, where he achieved the rank of professor and led the Breast Cancer Research Program at Emory’s Cancer Institute. In 2003, the UTHSCSA’s Ob-Gyn department recruited Dr. Tekmal to lead Division of Reproductive Research. Dr. Tekmal’s work explores the importance of local estrogen in the initiation and progression of breast cancer as well as therapeutic role of estrogen receptor beta in breast cancer treatments. His group also investigates the role of macrophage colony-stimulating factor and its receptor and the role of CD44 a cell adhesion molecule in endometriosis and gynecological malignancies. Dr. Tekmal’s work has been recognized and funded by NCI/NIH, Department of Defense and Komen as well as from other foundations and pharmaceutical industries. I serve as a member of several grant study sections including NIH, Koman and DOD as well as other private/state funding organizations including international organizations (UK cancer research, Italian Cancer Research) and editorial boards of several biomedical journals. Dr. Tekmal was an invited speaker for many national and international meetings.

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