Dr. Teresa Woodruff is the Chief of Reproductive Biology Research and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University in Illinois.
She was awarded an honorary degree in December 2016 for her outstanding work in women’s health research. Coining the term ‘oncofertility’ to describe the merging of oncology and fertility, Dr Woodruff now heads up the Oncofertility Consortium, an interdisciplinary team of biomedical and social scientist experts from across America.
Dr. Woodruff also leads the Woodruff Lab, which sees scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, visiting scholars and technicians working together on important breakthroughs in follicle biology and oocyte quality and translating this work to patients.
In addition, Dr Woodruff is Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, a unique community of researchers, clinicians, students and advocates dedicated to improving women’s health by advancing the field of sex based biology.
The only scientist named in Time Magazine’s 2013 list of the World’s Most Influential People, Dr Woodruffd has won many awards, including the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring.