Geoffrey Greene, Ph.D.
Geof is the Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor and Chair of The Ben May Department for Cancer Research, Associate Director of Basic Sciences in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Co- Director of the Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research at the University of Chicago. He is internationally recognized for his work on the function of female hormones and selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) in breast cancer, and for the development of estrogen and progesterone receptor antibodies, which have had major diagnostic applications in breast cancer throughout the world.
Projects in Geof’s laboratory have direct relevance and application to breast cancer genesis, progression, treatment and prevention, as well as to the development of compounds that can be used for hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women. He has received several prestigious awards for his research, including the Ernst Oppenheimer award from the Endocrine Society, the first Tartikoff-Semel award, the 2006 North American Menopausal Society’s NAMs/Wyeth Pharmaceutical SERMs Research Award and the 2009 Susan G. Komen for the Cure Brinker Award for his contributions to women’s health and breast cancer prevention and treatment. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2016.